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Sustainable Minerals Institute awarded Council on Australia Latin America Relations Grant

6 October 2016

The Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) has recently been awarded a grant of $39,985 to support establishing a Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Mining in Bogota by the Australian Government, through the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Centre of Excellence will be established in Bogota, Colombia as a joint venture between SMI, the Universidad de los Andes, and the Colombian Government with an initial focus on completion of priority projects based on the major issues facing the Colombian mining industry – safety, water, subsidence and organisational challenges.

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