Denial of Muri airstrip request reflects gov’t policy – Benn

Minister of Works Robeson Benn yesterday said his Ministry’s denial of an application by Muri Brasil Ventures Inc (MBVI) for an airstrip in the New River Triangle was in line with Government’s policy for the area and because of security concerns.

His statement came following a report in the last Sunday Stabroek that his ministry had denied an application by the company at the centre of a mushrooming controversy over how and why it was granted permission for surveys possibly leading to prospecting in the sensitive south east of the country.

Benn’s statement also put his ministry at odds with the Natural Resources Ministry which has repeatedly strongly defended the decision for the granting of the Permission for Geolo-gical and Geophysical Survey (PGGS) in the Muri Mountain area. The granting of the PGGS in November 2012 to MBVI has raised  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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