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 PROPOSED PROGRAMME OF OPERATIONS.








TECHNICAL TEAM.


Neelkanth Lime Limited have mobilised a team of qualified personnel to carry out its


exploration activites in accordance with the provisions of the Mines and Minerals


development Act No. 7 of 2008.


ENCLOSED WITH THE APPLICATION ARE;


• Photocopies of NRC and Passports


• Company Documents


• Bank Statement


• fax Clearance;


• Environmental commitment plan for the project area.


• The program of prospecting operations;


LOCATION OF THE PROJECT AREA.





The small scale prospecting area is located in Masaiti area of Ndola, Copperbeltl


Province


1 12 58 18 S 28 42 24 E


2 12 58 18 S 28 42 36 E


3 12 58 12 s 28 42 36 E


4 12 58 12 s 28 44 00 E


5 12 58 30 s 28 44 00 E


6 12 58 30 s 28 43 48 E


7 12 58 36 s 28 43 48 E


8 12 58 36 s 28 43 30 E


9 12 58 30 s 28 43 30 E


10 12 58 30 s 28 43 12 E


11 12 58 24 s 28 43 12 E


12 12 58 24 s 28 41 24 E




















Environmental Commitment Plan for the project area.








The Environmental Commitment plan will basically address the issues that the company


policy has implemented on the operations under licence no. 19159-HQ-LML and believes


will have theses mitigation measures and have proved effective to preventing or


minimising potential negative impacts of proposed program of small scale prospecting


operations:-


All disturbed areas will be rehabilitated following the completion of exploration work


and returned to the pre-exploration condition or an alternative approved state.


The company will consult with local authorities throughout the exploration programme


i.e. Government officials, chiefs, village headmen etc.


No installation of potential value to the community will be removed from the licence


area.


Environmental Awareness and Training.


All staff will attend a course on safety, health and environment (SHE) before


commencing site work. The course will be held before the field session starts. It will


cover occupational health and safety issues, emergency procedures, environmental


awareness and environmental responsibility. Employees will receive specific training


relevant to their position and job.


The aim of an environmental commitment program will be to avoid, minimize or


eliminate the effects or impacts resulting from the project implementation and where


possible enhance beneficial effects. To this effect, is going to initiate several


Environmental Action Plans, of which some are the following:


An Environmental Management Unit, headed by a qualified Environmental Manager,


will be established, fully equipped with environmental monitoring, data collection and


analysis tools.


It is certain that the population change due to the proposed project will Prompt


establishment of several trading stores and settlements around the project site. If


unchecked, the infrastructure to be established by new settlers will be of low standards. It


is also obvious that the life style of the local people will be influenced and be altered by


the new ‘immigrants’, for better or for worth. As such, a Social, Land Use Change and


Infrastructure Development Committee, comprised of the local authorities and


Staff will be put in place to monitor and guide on various development issues such as


land use and socio-economic changes. The committee will give guidance on


infrastructure development, social and environmental good practices.





Before commencement of the prospecting and or mining activities, will formulate an


Environmental Policv.








The following are the main aspects to be managed:


Waste Rock Dump


A site at a suitable location will be used for dumping the topsoil and waste rocks from the


mining activity. To maintain the stability of the waste rock dump, the following will be


followed:


• The dump will have an overall slope angle of 14°.


• The dump will be constructed in 10 m lifts with 10 m wide berms and an


inter-berm slope angle of 18°. The waste rock dump will attain maximum


height of between 30 and 40 meters


• The dump will be of terrace construction.


• The dump construction will be regularly checked to ensure that it is as per


design


• Perimeter drains and a sedimentation pond will be constructed to


control/manage surface run-off. The drains and sedimentation ponds will


be regularly inspected and cleared of solids and debris before the start of


each wet season











Air Quality


Access roads from the mine to the processing plant will be constructed for the hauling


of copper ore. Water or molasses will be sprayed on the roads during the dry season


to suppress dust.


 Solid Wastes





During construction and operation period of the plant a salvage yard will be


demarcated for the disposal of all types of solid wastes. Scrap metals will be sold


whilst those of no value will be disposed off.


Water Management


The water supply systems at the mine site will be subdivided as follows:


■ Industrial water supply system;


■ General purpose, drinking and fire-fighting water supply system;


■ Storm water drainage;


■ Sanitary sewerage


The industrial water for the mine site shall be supplied directly from a borehole without


undergoing any purification as long as it satisfies the water quality required for the


operations through a system of “clean” and “dirty” re-circulating water cycles as


indicated below:





■ Suspended matters: Up to 40 mg/1


■ Oil content: Up to 10 mg/1


Most of the industrial water will go towards abatement of dust from mine operations.


Water for general purpose, drinking and fire-fighting will be treated with hypochlorite


solution to minimize contamination prior to drinking. Sanitary effluents from


administrative-and-welfare buildings, lavatories of shops and buildings shall be


discharged in the sanitary sewerage network. The sewerage network will run from the


mine site to the settling ponds.


The storm water drainage system will include diversion channels around the perimeters


of the buildings and profiling of haul roads.


Neelkanth Lime limited will construct soak away pits for disposal of all domestic waste


water and will be serviced by a contracted company. Waste water will How from the


houses and other buildings to the septic tanks. The tanks will be designed to retain waste


water and allow heavy solids to settle to the bottom.


The solids arc partially decomposed by bacteria to form sludge. Grease and light particles


float, forming a layer of scum on top of the waste water. Baffles will be installed at the


inlet and outlet of the tank to help prevent scum and solids from escaping. In order to


prevent water and soil pollution


The company will put the following measures in place:


■ The septic tank will be located away from the boreholes to be


drilled for portable water.


■ The tank will be drained on a monthly basis in order to avoid


overflows.


■ The tank will be monitored once a week in order to ensure that the


tank operates smoothly.


■ Inspection holes will be drilled in order to monitor any leakages on


the tank




















Monitoring Program


I will implement an environmental monitoring plan in and around the project site in


accordance with the requirements of the Zambian Mining Environmental Regulations.


The environmental monitoring will include the following:


• Surface and Ground water;


• Noise and Vibration


• Air Emissions


• Soil conservation


• Wastes handling and disposal


• Hazardous material storage and handling


The environmental monitoring program will enable the quantification of impacts from


project operations and the evaluation of environmental performance. In the event of non-


compliance with the statutory limits on effluent discharge and/or air emissions, will


immediately notify the Environmental Authorities. Spills or accidental releases to the


environment will be reported as and when they occur. Annual reports concerning


environmental monitoring and performance will be submitted to the Environment


Authorities detailing any modifications made to the environmental monitoring plans.


Occupational Health and Social monitoring measures


To mitigate risks and hazards, the following measures will be implemented:


■ Provision of adequate and appropriate protective clothing, boots, helmets,


gloves, masks, ear plugs and goggles, etc.


■ Ensure the employees are dressed adequately for the specified tasks and


activities


■ Restriction of access to certain areas during construction and mining


operations


 Erection of warning signs in dangerous places





■ Ensure the contractor adopts and implements good housekeeping practices


■ Train the employees on safety measures that include first aid;


■ Inform the employees, any contractor and the public of the dangers of


entering into areas of operations through public consultation, liaison with


local community leaders and signposting. Security officers will remove


intruders from operational areas


The company will ensure that the contractors and workforce are made aware of the


environmental policy and their responsibilities towards achieving the goals of the policy.


I will also ensure that the workers are educated on the prevalence of HIV/Aids and its


prevention and other communicable diseases. A yearly training program will be


instituted, to train employees on various environmental issues such as water, air and soil


pollution, including the spread of IIIV/AIDS.


The company will maximize local employment during mining operations by


implementing a strategy that focuses on the employment of people from the surrounding


areas. The company is an "equal opportunity’ employer and in practice, the best applicant


for the position will be offered employment. Local people will be given priority in


employment subject to their experience and qualifications. 1 will offer employee salaries


and conditions of service commensurate with other mining companies operating in the


country.








Decommissioning Brief


The company will implement a site rehabilitation plan at closure to ensure physical and


chemical rehabilitation of the site, flic plan will focus on the reclamation of the mine


site, waste dump, proeess plant, housing and other buildings. The main objectives of the


plan will be to:


■ Implement alternative economic activities in the area that are sustainable into the


future


■ Ensure the safety of surrounding communities through public consultation and the


erection of warning signs


■ Return the land to conditions capable of supporting the main land use (GMA), or


where this is not practical, or feasible, an alternative sustainable land use


■ Prevent potential significant adverse effects on adjacent water resources, being


groundwater and surface water.


Neelkanth Lime Limited will implement training and development programs for


employees so that they acquire transferable skills that can be used elsewhere after the


prospecting period and or mine closure.



































PROPOSED PROGRAM AND BUDGET:


Summary of activities phase 3.


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No. ACTIVITY


Estimated





cost(US $ 00)


1 Surveying and acquisition of new pegging certificate 8








2 Stream segments according to segmentation within the 30


licence area (Geochemical sampling).





3 Regional mapping. 50











4 Fuels and Lubricants. 20








5 Diamond Drilling 350











6 Core drill analysis. 100








7 Trenching and Pitting 50











9 Soil and Rock Sampling 50





10 Geological consultancy 60


Total 718