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QUETTA: Reko Diq Mining Company (RDMC) demonstrates its commitment to social development by inaugurating a Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant in Mashki Chah village, Chagai District. The plant, powered by solar energy, will provide 5,000 gallons per day of clean drinking water, benefitting not only the village but also neighboring areas. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a UV sterilizer, the plant ensures safe water meeting quality standards. This initiative adds to RDMC’s existing social projects in the region, reinforcing its dedication to community welfare.

Details: The RO plant, a key component of RDMC’s social development agenda, underscores its pledge to uplift local communities. This project aligns with RDMC’s ethos of responsible mining, placing local stakeholders at the forefront of its operations. Furthermore, the company’s collaboration with reputable organizations like the Indus Hospital and The Hunar Foundation underscores its holistic approach to community development. By involving Community Development Committees (CDCs) in project selection, RDMC ensures projects address genuine local needs.

Background: Reko Diq, a significant copper-gold project in Balochistan, promises economic growth and social progress. Owned jointly by Barrick and various government entities, Reko Diq’s development is expected to catalyze regional prosperity. With updated feasibility studies underway, the project anticipates production by 2028, offering long-term benefits to the local population through job creation and sustainable development initiatives.

Impact: The establishment of the RO plant marks a milestone in RDMC’s ongoing efforts to foster positive change in Balochistan. As Reko Diq progresses towards production, its impact on the region’s economy and society is poised to be transformative. By prioritizing local employment and suppliers, Barrick’s approach ensures that the benefits of the project directly benefit the people of Chagai district, heralding a new era of progress and prosperity.

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