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Zambia makes U-turn on mining project in national park

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Zambia has decided to cancel the bilateral mining project with an Australian company that was initially set to be carried out in the Lower Zambezi National Park.

The initiative had received a serious backlash from the stakeholders who pointed out that it would hurt various species living there and the ecosystem of the area.

According to Minister of Tourism and Arts Ronald Chitotela, the government has banned all mining activities on the territories as the environmental regulator report that had allowed such works expired and the new one has not been submitted.

The national authorities, he said, are still committed to the fight against the climate changes and will further protect both the wildlife and environment.

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