Mineral ore ban won’t work—mining experts

Current proposals by some sectors to ban the export of unprocessed mineral ores in an effort to boost domestic mineral processing will not work, mining experts from the academe, government and industry said over the weekend.

At a forum organized by independent think tank Stratbase ADR Institute, experts from the academe, government and industry discussed the Philippine mining industry in the context of promoting national security through industrialization. 

“There is a need to look at the massive mineral potential of the Philippines today more than ever, especially in the context of the Duterte administration’s Build Build Build program. Having a conversation with all sectors will help uncover issues and solutions vital to pursuing mining downstream industry development to further our national security interest,” said ADRi president Dindo Manhit.

Topics: ban , export , unprocessed mineral ores , domestic mineral processing , Stratbase ADR Institute , Philippine mining industry , Build Build Build program
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