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UC Rusal begins bauxite mining

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 3:37 AM
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller making her contribution to the Budget in Parliament yesterday.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says bauxite mining has resumed in Nain, St Elizabeth.

According to Simpson Miller, Russian aluminium company, UC RUSAL began extraction of bauxite at Alpart on Monday.

The Prime Minister says UC RUSAL has secured all the required permits for its operations.

She says haulage of bauxite from the plant to the port will commence by the end of April, 2015.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller was speaking in Parliament yesterday during her contribution to the 2015 Budget debate.