Pernia Said Government is for Responsible Mining

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said that despite stringent environmental audits, the administration is not against the mining industry and that it wants to strike a balance between responsible mining and enhanced contribution of the industry to the country’s economic output. The sector has a 0.7 percent contribution to GDP and comprises 5.6 percent of total exports. Pernia added that the government’s completion of the new physical and monetary asset accounts for gold, copper, nickel and…

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