Top official wants details on Barrick Gold deal with Dominican mine
Santo Domingo.- Energy and Mines minister Antonio Isa Conde on Thursday asked Barrick Pueblo Viejo for official and accurate information on the agreement for precious metals signed with its parent company Royal Gold for production linked to the mine near Cotuí (central).
He said Barrick holds a partnership with the Dominican State through a long-term agreement over Pueblo Viejo “and it´s important to know if this pact affects this or not.”
The official said the miner should also render a detailed report on whether this transaction with Royal Gold affects income from the sale of gold and other metals, which are a major source of revenue for the Dominican government.
Isa said as soon as the information from Barrick is received it will be shared with the public, adding that thus far, “all we know of the topic is based on the version published by the press and by the Barrick Gold Corporation website in English.”
August 6, 2015
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