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Are we burying our heads in sand? – lets talk about the sand mining industry more transparently

Are we burying our heads in sand? – lets talk about the sand mining industry more transparently

The Namibian Scientific Society, will host a public talk with the assistance of two or three speakers within the sand mining industry on 24 July at 19:30.

The event being organized by the Environmental Assessment Professionals Association of Namibia (EAPAN), will focus on the sand mining industry in Namibia and will zoom in on the question, are we burying our heads in the sand?

Expertise in the industry agree that the sand mining industry has its frustrations, both from the perspective of the developers and the regulators.

It is through this that the association invites the public to a discussion on this topic, focusing on the current challenges and possible solutions.

The Association has since promised an evening of up to three presentations representing the challenges of the proponents, the consultants and possibly the regulators, pending a positive response to the invitation extended, followed by a discussion on possible solutions.

The Environmental Assessment Professionals Association of Namibia’s aim is to compile a write-up of the meeting, which will serve as a springboard for follow-up interventions.


 

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