Small-scale Rupununi miners get clearance for Marudi

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Natural Resources Minister Vickram Bharrat has witnessed the signing of an agreement that will allow the resumption of mining operations by small-scale operators and exploration activities by the property holders within the Marudi area in the Rupununi.

The agreement was signed Wednesday at the Ministry of Natural Resources between the Rupununi Miners Association, Aurous and Romanex and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission as the regulator.

During brief remarks, Minister Bharrat pointed to the vital role mining plays within the Rupununi and how it contributes to the development of local communities.

At the same time he urged all stakeholders to undertake mining and exploration activities in keeping with the Mining Act and Regulations.

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