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Gov Matthew Manotoc wants more miners in Ilocos Norte

Governor Matthew Manotoc has opened the doors of Ilocos Norte for more miners.

At the four-day Mines Safety and Environment Conference here last week, the Politiko cited over 300,000 hectares in the province that have “abundant metallic and nonmetallic minerals.”

The Politiko noted the “strategic” location of Ilocos Norte for its mineral deposits and operational ports closer to East Asia, “where tiger economies like China, Japan and Korea are located”.

“[Ilocos Norte] has good infrastructure and utilities, available skilled labor (56 percent of the population is skilled) and ensures the security of mining concessions,” he shared.

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