Muri denied approval for New River airstrip
- Works Minister
Minister of Works Robeson Benn says his ministry has denied approval to an application by Muri Brasil Ventures Inc to construct an airstrip to facilitate the aerial phase of its survey for rare earth elements, gold, diamonds and other minerals in the New River Triangle.
On November 7, 2012, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud granted a Permission for Geological and Geophysical Surveys (PGGS) into which is written a guarantee for 18 prospecting licences. Muri Brasil Ventures Inc is a joint venture between two entities – Guyana Eco-Industrial Complex Muri Mountain and Muri Alkalic Complex of Southeast Guyana.