y work on the farm, but coul
dn't earn enough money, as a result of pure dependence▓
ause of the copper mine."The leaders, Chinese employees and local employees of the company have visited local fields and communicated w▓ith villagers in the burning sun. Their talks have of▓ten lasted for several hours.The biggest concern of local villagers is employment. Accordingly, the company h▓as offered an unemployment subsidy plan to help those villagers without working capacity to acc▓ess basic subsistence security.Some villagers felt strange and doubted it. The company ▓has deployed eight working teams with over 30 Chinese and local employees, who have worked day and ▓night to exchange views with every village.Ms. Yu,▓ leader of the third team, said, "every team has 2-3 members, mainly Chinese employees and local employees have worked as interpreters. Some villagers▓ were very warm, some felt very strange and some resisted strongly in the beginning. As I still member, one household didn't open the door at all, b▓ut we just kept waiting outside their door, trying to persuade them with great patience and in a loud voice. Finally, we moved them, and they changed their attitude and opened the door to let us in. After finishing the work one day, I even couldn’t speak anymore due to a sore throat."The exchange with every household and patient work have made a tangible effect. The company has regularly delivered one-stop services, including information rev▓iew, opening of bank accounts and distribution of subsidy passbook, to local villages, who have never used passbooks before. The work ▓has won trust from word of mouth.Building A New Home Hand in HandWhen implementing the community su▓pport and development plan (CSD), the company has persisted in the operati▓ng mechanism combining "villagers' participation, company’s▓ leadership and government's supervision," which has assured different activities have won full support from villagers and the government, and maximized both the interests of villagers and social returns of the project.When im▓plementing the CSD engineering project, the company has persisted in contract management to assure effective control over funding, progress and quality. The mine project involves 33 CSD villages. However, the company has made ava▓ilable water supply, power supply and road services, built physical facilities like hospital▓s, kindergartens, schools and irrigation works that villagers can see and feel, and offered convenie▓nt services such as mobile medical teams.These moves mean villagers can enjoy a modern life. Tun Tun's baby was born at a hospital built by the company, ▓and he has worked as a driver for a fleet in the mine area. Later, he launched a transpo▓rt fleet with 45 trucks with assistance from the company and offered transport services▓ to the company and adjacent towns. He has becom
e the leader guiding local villagers to get rich.A harmonious home makes prosperity. The construction of the Letpadaung Copper Mine Project is like the fusion between one "big home" and numerous small "homes". Only when evertaught us skills, to.