The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) is looking to launch a digital platform that aims to improve monitoring activities and compliance in the industry.
MGB is currently developing a system that will become the digital platform for the submission of the compliances by the mining companies and stakeholders with the terms and conditions of the contracts, permits, and other similar mining tenements, and other pertinent laws, rules, and regulations.
The project is divided into three phases. The first phase will serve as the pilot wherein selected mining companies that are engaged in the design, development, and implementation will use the digital platform. The pilot phase is expected to be completed by the end of September 2022.
Phases two and three will be implemented after the pilot testing and integration of provisions in the mining-related policies which will serve as the legal basis for its implementation.
“The success of this project will improve the organizational productivity of the MGB and mining companies’ technical personnel conducting the monitoring activities and mining compliance respectively,” MGB said in a statement.
MGB added that the platform will provide an efficient and effective way of delivering services to stakeholders. Through the platform, MGB expects that related information will easily be generated and shared with the public.