The initiatives undertaken as part of the miner’s corporate responsibility in the region include offering local priority in recruitment and training and local priority in sourcing materials and food provisions.
Financial support will also be provided to senior citizens and high school graduates attending college.
L&L chairman and chief executive Dickson Lee said Weishe was steadily expanding to more than 130 workers.
“Last week our managers of Weishe mine enthusiastically made contributions to the ethnic minorities in the Guizhou Mountains,” he said.
“The social program builds strong relationships and trust, which facilitates our role as mining consolidator in China.
“In parallel, L&L is also mindful of its US responsibility.
“We have provided to a Tukwila soup kitchen in Seattle, Washington and donated funds to a US-based international leadership foundation with scholarships for the US college students.”
In April, Weishe completed a government inspection during its first few weeks of test production, the first milestone step in a series of approvals necessary to gain final approval.
L&L said the mine hosted 19 million tons of reserves over an area of 1.8sq.km and was expected to provide it with $3.75 million of cash flow in the 12 months ending April 30, 2013.