In September, Kinross Tasiast extended its partnership with the Banc d’Arguin National Park (PNBA) with a US$104,000 donation to provide equipment and labour needed to re-commission three seawater desalination plants.
The donation is part of the five-year partnership signed in 2019 between Kinross and the PNBA to protect the universal value of the park through environmental monitoring, conservation of biodiversity and to support projects that enhance the community.
The new desalination plants will improve living conditions for over 1,200 residents of the R’gueiba, Tenalloul and Teichott communities by generating over 45 cubic metres (45,000 litres) of fresh and drinking water daily.
To commemorate the donation, a ceremony was held on September 22nd in attendance by Kinross Tasiast leadership and members of the surrounding communities where the desalination plants were unveiled.
“We are pleased to provide this donation as part of our continued partnership with the PNBA,” said Moctar Salem Lab, Support Services Manager, Tasiast. “The donation will have immediate and tangible benefits on the daily lives of these communities and reinforces our commitment to enhancing the living conditions around the Tasiast mine.”
The PNBA is the largest and richest coastal wetland between Europe and tropical Africa with over 12,000 km² of protected territory that is home to over two million birds and a community of 1,500 people who live in the National Park.