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Mining Blueprint Launched

Menteri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) organised the Perak Mining Blueprint Seminar and Launching at Hotel Casuarina @ Meru, recently.

The objective of the event was to clarify to stakeholders, the importance of revitalising the mining industry for investment, and its significance to the economy, environment and to Perakeans. It was also to promote awareness of the need to develop mineral resources in a sustainable and responsible manner via a viable blueprint.

The mining blueprint was developed in collaboration with MB Inc, Camborne School of Mines, ITRI Limited and Malaysian Chambers of Mines, as well as the support of government agencies such as the Department of Lands and Mines Perak and the Minerals and Geoscience Department Malaysia.

Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Zambry Abd Kadir, said that the blueprint was extremely important, as it provides a long-lasting contribution to the state’s economy.

“I hope that this blueprint will achieve its goals and will be successful implemented,” he said in his opening remarks.

The Chief Executive of MB Inc, Dato’ Aminudin Hashim, said the Mining Blueprint emphasised 10 key recommendations that will become references to the development of the industry.

“Perak is rich in natural resources, especially tin and limestone. To improve productivity, we should adopt sustainable mining methods so these natural resources would last longer. The blueprint mining will provide ideas and solutions to help solve mining issues,” he told reporters after the launch.

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