Liberia – ASX/JSE-listed iron ore junior Tawana Resources has submitted a Scoping Report and Terms of Reference report for an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), for its Mofe Creek iron ore project for review to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia.

Once the Terms of Reference report has been granted EPA approval, the Mofe Creek project’s ESIA studies can be fully progressed.

This submission represents a key step forward in the ESIA process, and forms part of Tawana’s commitment to obtaining an Environmental Permit and Mining Licence for the Mofe Creek project.

“These reports provide the basis for a detailed analysis of the social, environmental and technical aspects of the project and the communities in which the Project will operate.

“Early consideration of project specific environmental and social impacts along with appropriate community engagement can significantly influence the long term success of a project. Through its comprehensive groundwork, Tawana seeks to maximise the economic, social and environmental benefits of the Mofe Creek iron ore project for all its shareholders and Liberian stakeholders,” says Tawana Resources executive chairman and CEO Wayne Richards.

Both reports are the culmination of over a year’s surveillance and community consultative work within the Project areas. Tawana engaged two accredited consultants, international consultancy Earth Systems and Liberian-based consultancy Earth Environmental Consultancy to prepare the Scoping Report and Terms of Reference, in line with relevant Liberian environmental and EIA regulations.

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