Katoro Gold PLC (LON:KAT) has announced that the Tanzanian National Environmental Management Council has issued a registration letter for the environmental impact study (ESIA) at the company's Imweru Project.
The AIM-listed gold exploration and development company said receipt of the registration letter confirms successful completion of Phase 1 of the ESIA and permission to continue with Phase 2, which has already commenced.
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That will see the establishment of a detailed environmental baseline for the Imweru project, in preparation for final environmental certification during Phase 3 of the ESIA.
Louis Coetzee, Katoro’s executive chairman said: "We are extremely pleased with the sustained momentum and progress on the Imweru resource development programme.”
He added: “Completion of Phase 1 of the ESIA was one of the pre-requisite deliverables on the critical path for the timely submission of the Imweru Mining Right Application, which is scheduled for submission during October 2017."