Burkina Faso's gold industry is set to decline, says the CEO of West African Resources. Boukary Diallo has attributed the downfall to militant ... attacks that have intensified this year as well as Russia's Nordgold shutting the Taparko mine in April.
Rone in December 2021 said that the decision would be taken in the fourth quarter of 2022, and in June this year said that it had been pushed back to the second quarter of 2023. The delay, Rone says, is due to negotiations with France’s Technip over the engineering design contract, which cost four or five months. UTM, Technip, Japan’s JGC Corporation and Kellogg Brown & Root signed the engineering contract this month.