The Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee (“CBG”) expansion project (the “Project”) will expand the largest bauxite mining operation in Guinea from 13.5 million metric tons to 18.5
million metric tons and have a substantial development impact on the Guinean economy. CBG is the single largest contributor of revenues for the country and the expansion Project is
expected to bring significant additional revenue to the Government of Guinea. CBG is also a key driver of employment in the Boke region of Guinea, with over 2,400 permanent employees. The Project will increase this amount by an additional 1,300 employees during construction and over 230 permanent employees during operations.
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