Helium One Global Ltd (LON:HE1) has announced the official award of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Certificate for its planned exploration drilling programme at Rukwa Project in Tanzania.
The official award of the EIA certificate, which was signed on the 4th May, means that Helium One has all necessary permits in place to commence exploration drilling in early June.
David Minchin, Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“We are delighted to have officially received all the necessary permits and clearances to commence our drilling activities. This will allow us to start our maiden exploration drilling campaign as planned in early-June.
“The award of our drilling EIA demonstrates the support of the government for our ongoing exploration in Rukwa. Under the leadership of President Samia Suluhu Hassan, Tanzania is promoting itself as a pro-business jurisdiction seeking external investment. President Hassan has publicly declared her support for helium extraction in Tanzania and is working to reduce delays in the development process.
“We are grateful to the Honourable Selemani Jafo for concluding the signature of the EIA as one of his first acts since assuming the role of Minister of State (Union and Environment). Helium One appreciates the continued collaboration and support of the Government of Tanzania, Regional Officials, District and Village Government Councils as we look to deliver our maiden drilling campaign.
“We look forward to continuing to work closely with the community in Rukwa as we commence our maiden exploration drilling campaign in early June.”
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