Mining firms call on Madagascan government to speed up permit process

By Liz Gyekye
Published: Wednesday, 02 September 2015

The African island nation is currently making plans to develop a new mining code. However, mining explorers are urging the government to unlock its mining potential by cutting red tape and expediting the permitting process.

Industrial mineral companies, such as Australian-headquartered Austral Resources and India-based Tirupati Carbons and Chemicals Ltd, are calling on the Madagascan government to speed up the mining permitting process in order to help the development of new mining operations.

Madagascar is home to a numerous industrial mineral deposits including graphite, gypsum, ilmenite,...

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