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Tunisia: phosphate mine of Meknassi to reopen

The Gafsa Phosphates Company (CPG) has been commissioned to conduct a study for the reopening of the phosphate mine, located in the region of Meknassi (governorate of Sidi Bouzid).

Minister of Industry, Mohamed Lamine Chakhari said, Wednesday, that the studies conducted from 1928 to 1992 revealed the existence of a stock of phosphate, estimated at 6 million tons, which could be tapped in this mine, in addition to more than 100 million tons of uncertain reserves.

The minister said at a Government hearing session in the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) that the CPG has the human and material resources needed to conduct this study, with the assistance of the National Institute of Mining and the Directorate General of Mines. 

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