The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) will be hosting a lottery for 360 mining lots, according to the Government Information Agency.
“Sixty mining parcels in the six mining districts countrywide…which means that 360 special mining permits will be available to potential investors at an exercise which will be conducted on March 13,” Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud yesterday informed media operatives.
He said that persons have until March 12 to visit the GGMC or make contact with the various mining stations for copies of the lottery maps to find out where the lots are available.
“This lottery is done to ensure that there is a very open system and not any individual or the minister is sitting down awarding permits…this is an attested permit,” Minister Persaud said, according to GINA.
GGMC’s Commissioner Karen Livan said “These parcels are not new parcels…they would have been reserved for one reason or the other…we are now making them available”.