Symbolic walk commence Mining Week activities

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walkMining Week 2013 activities kicked off this morning [Sunday, August 25]  with the symbolic Annual Mining Walk to raise awareness of the mining sector, highlighting challenges and opportunities.

The week of activities will be observed under the theme: “Clean, Green and Responsible; Securing the Future of Mining “Propelling the Development of the Local Economy through Growth in the Extractive Industries”

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud during his address expressed his  appreciation to participants for their support to the walk. Participants included staff of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, miners and other agencies of the Ministry.

Meanwhile, the Minister also made a call for all stakeholders to continue their show of support and participate
in the series of activities planned for Mining Week 2013.

Upcoming activities include the Opening and Award Ceremony on August 25, the 10th National Mining and Quarrying Conference and National Mining Exhibition on August 26-27, Education Sessions and Social Issues Forum on August 28,
Customer Appreciation Day on August 29 and Pork Knocker’s Day on August 31.

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