Ministry of Energy and Mines approves concessions

The Ministry of Energy and Mines reported that 44 permits have been issued between May 2015 and June 2016 for the exploration for both metallic and nonmetallic minerals. During the same period, the Ministry also published seven protocols and regulations to establish clear rules for the mining sector.

Minister of Energy and Mines, Antonio Isa Conde, stated that this year the Ministry has focused on strengthening the regulatory framework and the strict compliance of mining activities established by law, including the process to grant or deny a concession.

[July 2016]