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Mineral Activities

 B.   Procedures of applying for exploitation and processing

            After the investors have received the prospecting-exploration contract operational paper signed with the Government and if the detailed feasibility study (FS) or economic-technical analysis legalized by the Natural Resource and Environment Sector indicates that it is economic and the assessment of environmental and social impact has been legalized by the environmental and social impact unit, the investors can propose to move to the step of exploitation and processing in line with the rules and regulations.

The process for considering the approval requests and issuing concession registration certificates in mineral exploitation and processing activities 

 

Remarks:      After the investors receive concession registration certificate (exploitation and processing) investors must obtain the license for exploitation and processing activities from Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM).

  • Land concession fee for mineral activities: To implement in line with the Lao PDR President’s Constitute on the State-Owned Land Rental and Concession Fee No. 02/President, dated 18 November 2009. This depends mainly on land type/mineral type, i.e., land rental/concession rate of lead ore will be as follows:
  1. General searching period:1 US dollars/hectare/year or 100 $/km2/year.
  2. Exploration period:2 US dollars/hectare/year or 200 $/km2/year.
  3. Period of creating economic-technical analysis3 US dollars/hectare/year or 300 $/km2/year.
  4. Period of excavation and processing 100 US dollars/hectare/year or 10,000 $/km2/year.

 

Land concession rate in mineral activities  (based on President’s Statute on Rental and Concession Rates of State-Owned Land No. 02/President, dated 18/11/2009)

 

 

No.

 

 

Mineral types

Rate of concession

(US$/ha/year)

 

 

Remarks

Prospecting

Exploration

Feasibility Study (FS)

Exploitation

1

Precious and Semi-Precious Stones

 

 

 

 

 

  • Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, jade

2

2

3

700

 

  • Spinal, Garnit, Topaze….

1

1

2

500

 

  • Opal, Agate, Amethyst

1

1

2

300

 

2

Precious metals:

  • Gold, Platinium
  • Silver

 

1

 

2

 

 3

 

100

 

3

Base Metals:

  • Copper
  • Lead, Zinc

 

1

1

 

2

2

 

3

3

 

80

60

 

4

Tin and Tungsten

  • Tin and Tungsten

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

100

 

5

Minor metal:

  • Antimony, Molybdenum, Bismuth, Mercury, Aluminium

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

60

 

6

Ferrous metals:

  • Chromium Nickel
  • Iron, manganese, Pyrite

 

1

1

 

2

2

 

3

3

 

80

70

 

7

Industrial minerals

  • Alunite, Asbestos, Barite, Laterite, Kaolin, Limestone, marble

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

50

 

8

Stones: (Construction materials) sandstone, andesite, granodiorite, basalt, granite,….

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

50

 

9

Evaporate minerals:

  • Gypsum
  • Potash
  • Halite

 

1

0,5

0,5

 

2

1

1

 

5

3

3

 

30

20

20

 

10

Energy minerals:

  • Coal
  • Anthracite
  • Lignite
  • Peat

 

1

1

0.5

 

2

2

1

 

3

3

2

 

70

70

30

 

11

Ground water, mineral water, natural thermal water

 

0,5

 

1

 

3

 

20

 

12

Oil and Gas

Based on the signed contract between Government and company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remarks:

  • In case there are several types of minerals in the concession zone, calculation shall be based on the main minerals approved by the Government.
  • Concession rate at prospecting step increases from 0,5-0,6 dollar/hectare/year to 0,5-2 dollars/hectare/yea ror 3,3 times on average.
  • Concession rate at exploration step increases from 0,5-0,7 dollar/hectares/year to 1-2  dollars/hectare/year or 2,8 time on average.
  • Concession rate at FS step increases from 0,8  dollar/hectare/year to 2-5  dollars/hectare/year or 6,2 times on average.
  • Concession rate at exploitation step increases from3-12  dollars/hectare/year to 20-700  dollars/hectare/year or 8,2  times on average.

 

 

 

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Last update: 27 June 2017.