Diwalwal is a gold-rush site located in the island of Mindanao in Southern Philippines. It has been the site of crude and semi-mechanized types of mining operations since 1983. It provides livelihood opportunities to some 20,000 miners, millers, and entrepreneurs coming from all parts of the country. It is estimated that 70% of all small scale gold production in Mindanao comes from Diwalwal.
Serious environmental, health and social problems present in Diwalwal compelled the Philippine government to undertake direct state development of the area by proclaiming the site as a mineral reservation. As a mineral r eservation, the government shall rationalize the mining and other related operations / activities in the area through the implementation of the Diwalwal Direct State Development Project.
|Source Institution||World Bank|
|Place of Publication||Pasig City|
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