$1B allocation to fund mercury-abatement technology, facilitate lending to miners

A multi-stakeholder committee comprising representatives of various state and non-state entities is to be convened shortly to examine appropriate technology to replace mercury in the gold-mining sector, Stabroek Business has learned.

News of the imminent creation of the technical committee comes just days after the announcement in the 2014 budget presentation that government would sink $1 billion into support initiatives in the gold mining sector including research into appropriate mercury abatement technology and methodologies.

Stabroek Business understands that the working group associated with the investigation into  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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