Barrick Gold to seal reviewed Dominican mine contract next week
Santo Domingo.- Several senior executives of Barrick Gold Corp. will visit the country in the next few weeks to endorse the contract renegotiated with the Dominican Government.
The announcement comes two weeks after Barrick Gold capitulated before president Danilo Medina’s stern warning to review the gold mining contract to give the country a faire share of the income.
Once the preliminary agreement signed May 8 is ratified, it would be submitted to Congress, which is expected to approve the amendment.
The government officials who participated in the talks to rewrite the contract for the mine at Pueblo Viejo (northeast) have continued holding meetings to hammer out some details.
A source quoted by hoy.com.do said despite the announced preliminary agreement, it’s a complex negotiations involving several new financial aspects, especially for the Canadian miner.
The source also notes that while gold’s price of US$1,600 an ounce was used as the reference in the renegotiation, what should be done regarding its current downward trend must still be established.
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