Comité de projet de la stratégie sur les ressources naturelles

first_imgDes bénévoles sont recherchés pour contribuer à la création d’une stratégie sur les ressources naturelles. « La Nouvelle-Écosse a besoin d’un plan à long terme concernant ses biens naturels, » a dit Ron Smith, président du conseil d’administration de Voluntary Planning. « Nous sommes à la recherche de personnes qui ont des antécédents variés et qui s’intéressent vivement à rencontrer les Néo-Écossais pour entamer des discussions au sujet de certaines des ressources naturelles de la province. » Les membres du comité de projet encourageront le public à discuter de quatre éléments clés, c’est-à-dire les forêts, les minéraux, les parcs et la biodiversité. La biodiversité est l’interdépendance et la diversité entre les espèces végétales et animales dans un écosystème. Les renseignements obtenus par l’entremise du processus de participation du public permettront de passer à la deuxième phase du processus d’élaboration de la stratégie, pendant laquelle un comité indépendant effectuera une analyse plus détaillée des conclusions du comité de projet de Voluntary Planning. La troisième phase sera l’élaboration de la stratégie par le ministère des Ressources naturelles. Les personnes intéressées à devenir membres du comité de projet de la stratégie sur les ressources naturelles peuvent faire parvenir une déclaration d’intérêt d’ici le 1er octobre à l’adresse suivante : Voluntary Planning Bureau 600, Édifice Joseph Howe1690, rue HollisHalifax (N.-É.) B3J 3J9 Pour plus d’information sur le projet de la stratégie sur les ressources naturelles, composez le 902-424-8644 ou le numéro sans frais 1-866-858-5850, ou consultez le site Web au www.gov.ns.ca/vp .last_img read more

AIMEX organisers emphasise positive industry outlook

first_imgIn another article leading up to Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) from 29-31 August, the organisers stated that the Australian mining industry “looks set to enjoy a much needed reprieve as 2017 shapes to be the year the industry can catch its breath.” The article refers to analyst reports from companies such as PwC and Ernst and Young that have “indicated a shift in the industry to one of planning which seems to be a sentiment expressed by mining companies in quarter one of 2017.”“Cost optimisation and increased productivity will remain core to the mining industry. The strategies adopted over the past two years will place mining companies in a strong position to capitalise on improved operating margins and if market conditions continue to strengthen the focus will shift to growth developments which will come in the form of asset expansion as well as asset acquisition. In recent times, expansion projects and tenement developments have been put on hold but as many sites enter into the final stages of their life, these developments are once again commencing to ensure asset continuity. Asset acquisitions have been most recently driven by the portfolio realignment of some of the major players. This change in strategy has seen a number of profitable sites up for sale over the last 18 months providing great acquisition targets for the small to medium sized operators. These predominately equity based transactions will continue in 2017 and will consolidate the position of the mid-tier players helping them become major players in their respective commodities at the peak of the next cycle.”The article concludes: “While the industry is by no means at the beginning of its next boom the overriding sentiment of the sector is one of optimisim. While it is safe to say that the focus will still be on strengthening the balance sheet, improving commodity prices has freed up funds to replace much needed equipment which will ultimately filter down to the suppliers. As the focus shifts to the future miners will ensure they have the best assets in their portfolio to achieve sustainable growth and maximise the financial return to their shareholders.”The article uses information from http://www.ey.com/gl/en/industries/mining—metals/ey-mergers-acquisitions-and-capital-raising-2016-trends-2017-outlook as well as http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/energy-utilities-mining/assets/pwc-mining-transformation-final.pdflast_img read more