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Hidden Valley Mine Closure EIA

Client: Harmony Gold

Country: Papua New Guinea

AEC were engaged by Harmony Gold to examine the economic contribution of the Hidden Valley Mine in Papua New Guinea as part of their mine closure planning.

The assessment included extensive surveying of the local community and businesses across various land holder villages to gauge the level of incomes and employment within the community supported by the mine, and the anticipated impacts to the community and future prospects following mine closure.

Analysis was also undertaken of Hidden Valley Mine operating data, including expenditure on labour, royalties and other operating expenditures, to understand the overall level of activity the Hidden Valley Mine supports in the local communities.

The analysis was summarised in a presentation report to be used by Harmony Gold for the purposes of advocacy work with the community and government regarding future planning for when the mine closes.


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