SMI has formally launched its Community Information Resource Center located inside the compound of The Farm at Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City, last August 15, 2012. It was attended by SMI officials and stakeholders, local government officials from the province of South Cotabato headed by Hon. Gov. Arthur Y. Pingoy, Jr. and Australian Ambassador to the Philippines William Thomas Ross Tweddell.
|Community Information Resource Center of SMI located at The Farm @ Carpenter Hill|
|Ribbon-cutting. Australian Ambassador William Tweddell with Mark Williams, SMI General Manager and stakeholders. SMI's CIRC is open to the public at no costs.|
|The "Visitor". South Cotabato Governor Hon. Arthur Y. Pingoy, Jr. is joined by SMI General Manager Mark Williams in one of the activities visitors may experience at the CIRC.|
|South Cotabato governor presenting a token made from T'nalak Cloth to the Australian ambassador.|
|High-tech. A hologram and giant touch-screen LCD's are housed inside the CIRC of SMI to provide important informations on the magnitude and scope of the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project.|
So what if the government will finally grant SMI a permit and start the operation of the SMI Tampakan Copper-Gold Project? Here's a short video of a presentation during the launching of SMI's Community Information Resource Center.