ESIA on track for submission in May

Canyon Resources

Highlights:

  • The ESIA is a key component of the mining permit application process for the Minim Martap Project development

  • The ESIA is consistent with the approved Terms of Reference submitted on 16 April 2020 planned for submission in May 2021 and complies with the national standards in Cameroon and aligns with key international standards including the IFC Performance Standards

  • The ESIA encompasses all three exploration tenements of the Mining Martap Project, and includes the mine area, haul road, rail, port and transhipment areas

  • The ESIA is managed by ESS, with support from experienced international consultant Golder, and national consultant Rainbow Environment Consult

Canyon Resources Limited (ASX: CAY) (Canyon, Company) is pleased to announce that the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Mining Martap Bauxite Project (Project) is progressing well and is planned for submission in May 2021 to the Cameroon Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED).

The ESIA is a critical component of a mining permit application process and is being undertaken in line with the ESIA Terms of Reference submitted on 16 April 2020 and accepted by the MINEPDED, and in aligns with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards and other key international standards, frameworks and guidelines.

The scope of the ESIA comprises each of the three exploration tenements at the Project (Minim Martap, Makan and Ngaoundal), the haul route between the mine and the inland rail facility at Makor, the rail line between Makor and Douala, infrastructure at the port of Douala, and the transhipment route and buoy location.

James Durrant, Director of Projects, stated:

“Securing support for the Project from local and regional stakeholders is a key driver for Canyon, and a critical element in the pursuit of a mining permit for Minim Martap. Throughout the ESIA process, engagement with local communities has been positive and the ESIA has provided a clear understanding of the biophysical background to the Project, providing Canyon with the means to proactively mitigate and control impacts and make our project of even greater benefit to the communities.”

Attached Figure 1: Minim-Martap Bauxite Project

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