Guinea Bissau’s government to host mining conference

9 March 2010

Bissau, Guinea Bissau, 9 March – The government of Guinea Bissau plans to organise a national conference on “The Mining industry and sustainable development” in the country to discuss mining in a way that is environmentally-friendly.

The conference, which will bring together 150 national and international specialists, will take place on 24 and 25 March with the support of several international organisations, non-governmental organisations and banking institutions.

In a statement the government also said that the conference aimed to “raise awareness of the socio-economic and environmental impact of introducing appropriate technology for exploration of mining resources.”

Guinea Bissau has reserves of bauxite, phosphates and oil. (macauhub)