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Mining: Bangladesh

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what support his Department is providing to the proposal by the UK company Global Coal Management Resources plc for an opencast mine at Phulbari in Bangladesh. (248925)

Global Coal Management Resources plc is in contact with officials within the British high commission, Dhaka with respect to their proposed project in Bangladesh. As a UK company they are entitled to support. This support ensures that the company are aware of legislative issues that may have implications for their business in Bangladesh. Officials will remain in contact with the company and the Government of Bangladesh and respond to specific requests for assistance in accordance with Government policy.