THE Lynas Corporation Limited has completed construction of Phase One of the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant in Pahang. Its executive chairman, Nicholas Curtis, said he was eagerly anticipating the commencement of operations at the plant which would be able to supply its customers with products later this year. "I would like to acknowledge the dedication of our staff and contractors, the patience and understanding of our investors and customers, and the diligence of the Malaysian regulators and international experts," he said in a statement yesterday. Curtis said Lynas was committed to strong safety, health, environmental and community values and determined to achieve its zero-harm goal.
"Our commitment to safety extends from the design and construction of the plant through to commissioning, operations and continuous improvement," he said. The statement said the company recognised that there had been an open and vigorous debate within parts of the Malaysian community about the project. "Despite the scientific data and intensive scrutiny from international experts demonstrating that the project was safe, certain sections of the community remained anxious about it," Curtis said. To address the concern, Lynas would ensure that all the material causing major concern were removed through conversion into co-products, and exported in a form acceptable for international markets and in accordance with the country's regulations and international conventions, he said. At the same time, it would continue its community engagement, education and awareness programmes.
Resource: Malay Mail, Page: 2
Date: Wednesday, 29 August 2012