Greenland receives award from London's Mines and Money Conference
Last week Greenland received the ‘Country Award 2013’ under ‘Mining Journal's Outstanding Achievement Awards’ at Europe's largest conference for mining investors and financing ‘Mines & Money London’. The price is allocated to Greenland for "being the best country to do mining in 2013 – 2014”.
Greenland was nominated for the award alongside Mongolia, Azerbaijan and Australia. The motivation for choosing Greenland included Naalakkersuisut’s repeal of the Zero-Tolerance Uranium Policy and the granting of an exploitation license to the Isukasia iron mining project.
"We are pleased and honored to receive the award. It is a sign that the world recognizes our efforts and policies to become a mining nation in the future", the Minister for Industry & Mineral Resources, Jens-Erik Kirkegaard says.
The head of the Representative Office of Greenland in Copenhagen, Tove Søvndal Gant received the award on behalf of Naalakkersuisut at the reception in London. The award is designed as a traditional lamp of a miner.