Mauritania Gets World Bank Aid to Develop Next-Generation Mining Experts

The World Bank is providing another $7.1 million to a project that aims to improve the capacity of Mauritania to manage its mineral resources in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner.

Aside from scaling up local, regional and national capacities for better mine operations, the grant will be used to support a higher education and vocational training program geared toward creating a new generation of mining specialists.

The grant is the second additional financing for the Mauritania Mining Sector Capacity Building Project. The World Bank approved $18 million in July 2003 and additional financing of $5 million in July 2008 for the initiative.

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