East Asia Minerals has entered into an agreement with The GoodWater Company to establish a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) water purification program at its project on Sangihe Island in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
The program will consist of installing water purification systems in the villages adjacent to the company’s Sangihe exploration site, with the goal of establishing a municipal water purification system that meets World Health Organization (WHO) standards.
“The Sangihe project is very important to East Asia Minerals and we are indebted to the local people who have shown strong support for our work there,” says East Asia’s CEO Ed Rochette. “This initiative is just one way we can give back to the community by assisting to improve their overall health and prosperity.”
GoodWater is a Singapore-based organization that works with companies and non-government organizations throughout Asia to provide safe drinking water systems to rural areas.
“It’s estimated that 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean water,” says GoodWater’s COO Sean Tan. “As providing clean water is the first step in improving health and bringing people out of poverty, East Asia Minerals’ clean water program will make a real difference in the lives of Sangihe Island residents.”
East Asia Minerals is an Asian-based, Canadian mineral exploration company with gold and copper exploration properties in Indonesia. The company has a 70 to 85% interest in three advanced gold and gold-copper properties in Aceh Province, Sumatra, and Sangihe Island, North Sulawesi, which have a NI 43-101 compliant inferred resource of more than 4 million ounces of gold.