Zimbabwe: Gov Bans Coal Mining in National Parks - Discover Africa
Zimbabwean Gov Bans Coal Mining in National Parks
Zimbabwean Government has immediately banned mining activities in national parks and rivers under stringent new regulations unveiled last night.
Mines Minister Winston Chitando said state mining arm Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation holds the Hwange concessions and had partnered with two Chinese firms, Afrochine Energy and Zimbabwe Zhongxin Coal Mining Group to utilize the concessions.
“All riverbed alluvial and riverbed mining on rivers is banned with immediate effect, except on the Save and Angwa rivers where desiltation will be allowed under very strict conditions. All those holding mining concessions will be given a grace period to be announced, to obtain Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and State of Works Plan acceptance by the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development.”
“All those holding mining concessions will be given a grace period to be announced to obtain Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and State of Works Plan acceptance by the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development.
“It was noted that the granting of Mining Concessions through mining claims and on a special grant is not a license for resumption of mining. All holders of mining titles are required to obtain approval of EIA and acceptance of Site Plan Works by the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development. This position will be strictly reinforced by the two ministries responsible for Mines and Environment,” she said.
A stern warning was given to those who fail to regularise Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Plan Works as they will be deemed to be operating illegally and will be subjected to stiff penalties.
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