Greenland Minerals Ltd to continue public consultation process for Kvanefjeld rare earth project
Public consultation period extended until September 13, 2021 to allow for an additional round of public meetings with the participation of key government ministers.
Greenland Minerals Ltd (ASX: GGG) (OTCMKTS: GDLNF) (FRA: G7P) informed that the Government of Greenland has provided an update on the statutory public consultation for the Kvanefjeld rare earth project, with the consultation period before end on June 1 now extended to September 13, 2021.
The government said the extension is to allow other public meetings to take place that will have political representation.
Greenland Minerals’ first round of public meetings, held in February 2021, brought together representatives from the Greenland Ministry of Mineral Resources, the Environmental Agency for Mineral Resources Activities and the Danish Environmental Center, but no had no political representation.
The next round of public meetings will be held in Igaliku, Nanortalik, Narsaq, Narsarsuaq, Qaqortoq and Qassiarsuk in South Greenland during weeks 34 and 35.
These meetings will have political (key ministers), administrative and corporate representation.
The application process continues
The government also confirmed that further work on processing the Kvanefjeld business license application will be completed, which involves the preparation of a white paper based on the responses to the consultations.
Public consultation is a statutory process for mining projects in Greenland, carried out over a minimum of eight weeks.
The consultation process for the Kvanefjeld project was launched by the previous Greenland government on December 17, 2020, after the business license application was accepted as meeting Greenland’s guidelines for public consultation.
The environmental and social impact assessments carried out for Kvanefjeld are key application documents and have been the subject of a thorough and comprehensive review and revision process over a period of five years by the Government of Greenland and its advisers. independent scientists.