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Cora Gold bags environmental permit for Sanankoro Gold Project

Cora Gold has been issued an environmental permit for the Sanankoro Gold Project giving the firm the go ahead to the next step of production phase.

Cora CEO Bert Monro who revealed the report said the permit was issued following submission of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the project to Direction Nationale de l’Assainissement et du Contrôle des Pollutions et des Nuisances (‘DNACPN’), the governing administration for environmental matters.

Sanankoro Gold Project 

Sanankoro Gold Project located in the Yanfolila Gold Belt, southern Mali, is Cora Gold’s flagship project. It consists of four contiguous permits; Bokoro II, Bokoro Est, Dako II, Kodiou and Sanankoro II permits, covering 342km².

The work programme under the ESIA involved an integrated environmental and social management programme, a conceptual closure and rehabilitation plan, a resettlement policy framework and a community development plan, among others.

“We are delighted to be awarded our environmental permit, following the completion and submission of our ESIA in July 2022. The award of this permit recognises the high standards that we have set for the company as we move forwards towards construction, with all environmental work being completed in alignment with the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards,” said the CEO.

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