Mining and mineral processing plants based in Palawan received the coveted 2022 Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Awards (PMIEA), Best Mining Forest Contest, and Safest Mines Awards during the Testimonial Dinner/Annual Awards Night of the 68th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference at the CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center in Baguio City, November 18.
For this year, Coral Bay Nickel Corporation won the PMIEA for Mineral Processing Category, the Best Mining Forest Contest (Mineral Processing Plant Category), and the Safest Mines Awards (Mineral Processing – Extraction Category).
Meanwhile, Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC) – Nickel Project was recognized with a PMIEA Selection Committee (SC) Platinum Achievement Award (Surface Mining Operation Category), while RTNMC – Gotok Limestone Project got the PMIEA SC Titanium Achievement Award (Quarry Operation Category).
Lastly, Graymont (Philippines), Inc. received the PMIEA SC Titanium Achievement Award (Mineral Processing Plant Category), and the Safest Mines Awards (Mineral Processing – Calcining Plant).
A total of 29 qualified mining contractors, permittees, and permit holders involved in active exploration, surface or underground mining operation, quarry operation, and/or mineral processing underwent the PMIEA SC and its Technical Working Group’s stringent assessment and validation of their safety and health, environmental management, social/community development and management, and reforestation performance and accomplishments for the period of July 2021 to June 2022. (MGB MIMAROPA)