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Russia promises to help Jamaica restore mined-out bauxite lands

Published:Friday | June 19, 2015 | 9:12 AM
Mining minister Phillip Paulwell says Russia has pledged the latest in Russian technology to help restore mined-out bauxite lands.

The Government of Russia has pledged assistance to Jamaica with restoring mined-out bauxite lands to full agricultural productivity. 

Mining minister Phillip Paulwell says the European country has pledged the latest in Russian technology.

Russia’s agriculture minister has reportedly expressed hope that livestock and food crops can be exported from Jamaica to Russia.

Paulwell is representing Jamaica at the 19th St Petersburg International Economic Forum in Moscow.

He reportedly told JIS news that he has been having meetings with various representatives from the Russian government to strengthen cooperation in specialised areas.

He says in addition to cooperation in agriculture, Russia has also pledged assistance on environmental issues.