Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is looking to adopt the global standards in mining as they visited Australia, one of the world’s leading mineral resources nations.
In a report by the Philippine Star, Mines and Geosciences (MGB) director Wilfredo Moncano and a few team members visited Australia to “observe Australian mining best practices and know their mining standards.”
“We will adopt what is applicable to Philippine conditions,” Moncano said.
However, Moncano has yet to give out details on the guidelines and standards that the country may adopt and implement from Australia.
The DENR, MGB – along with the local mining industry is looking at the global standards that may be adopted here.
Among those looked at are Australia and Canada. Australia is considered the largest refiner or bauxite and producer of gem and industrial diamonds, lead and tantalum and other mineral sands.
Australia is also the largest exporter of black coal and is the world’s largest resources of low-cost uranium.