The submission of the ESIS follows the completion of a significant body of work including flora and fauna surveys, heritage surveys and the development of environmental and social monitoring and management plans.
The study covers the area required for the Stage 1 and Stage 2 expansion projects at Bunyu.
Volt’s environmental study forms a key component of its near-term development plans for Bunyu and following approval by the authorities, Volt will be issued with the Environmental Certificate for the project.
Mining licence application submission process on-track
Volt is currently preparing its Mining Licence Application (MLA) for submission with the Mining Commission following the recent publication of the new mining regulations in Tanzania.
This process is progressing on-track and the submission of the MLA is the final key approval required for the commencement of Stage 1 development works at Bunyu.
Steady flow of operational milestones
Volt is expected to update shortly on the positive progress of the Exotix Capital US$40 million bond issue and the Stage 1 feasibility study for the Bunyu Project.
Trevor Matthews, chief executive officer, said: “Our team remains focused on delivering a number of key near-term milestones including the submission of the MLA, the completion of the US$40m bond issue and the finalisation of the Stage 1 Feasibility Study for Bunyu– so we expect a steady flow of operational milestones to be executed over the coming months.”