ALGERIA PUTS 25 MINING SITES UP FOR BIDS

ALGIERS, -- Algeria's National Agency of Mining Activities (ANAM) has launched a national and international invitation to tender for exploration rights at 25 mining sites.

The call for tender covers eight deposits of limestone for the production of aggregate and sharp sand, eight deposits of clay for red products, four deposits of sand for construction, two deposits of granite for the production of decorative and ornamental stones, two deposits of salt for the food industry and one deposit of tufa, a variety of limestone, for public works.

The mining sites are located in wight provinces -- Tebessa, Adrar, Batna, Illizi, Ghardaia, El Oued, Tamanrasset and Chlef.

Minister of Industry and Mining Abdesselam Bouchouareb had previously stated that the mining sector would witness a considerable boost from 2016 with the launch of many projects for the development of a sound mining industry.

To that end, the government will revise the Law on Mining, adopted in 2001 and amended in 2014, with a view to better developing mining sites across the country and facilitating their exploitation through investment projects.

Source: Name News Network