Sept. 10, 2017: Govt wants mining industry more globally competitive

Sept. 10, 2017: Govt wants mining industry more globally competitive
 

MANILA – The government is committed to make the mining industry contribute more to the country’s economic growth, without sacrificing the environment and the well-being of the local people.

This was stressed by Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu in his speech read by DENR Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs Jonas Leones at the second day of the Mining Conference 2017.

“Given the enormous mineral potentials in the country, we in the DENR are serious about making right the sound management of our mineral resources. Hence, we have adopted the DENR development framework anchored on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the long term vision of the country or the ‘Ambisyon Natin 2040’, the ‎‎2017-2022 Philippine Development Plan and DENR’S Program For Environment And Natural Resources For Restoration, Rehabilitation And Development or PRRD,” he said.

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