Web platform launched by the Plan Nord marketing office : A TOOL THAT WILL CREATE MORE EFFECTIVE LINKS BETWEEN PROPONENTS AND SUPPLIERS, ACCORDING TO THE QUÉBEC MINING ASSOCIATION
Québec City, November 18, 2016 – The Québec Mining Association (QMA) welcomes the initiative taken by the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Plan Nord, Pierre Arcand, who has launched a Web platform to create an effective interface between project proponents and suppliers in the area covered by the Plan Nord.
"For the Plan Nord to be implemented successfully, it is essential for development projects to be conducted in a coherent and coordinated manner. One way to achieve this is to create connections between players to facilitate discussions. This is exactly what this interactive platform aims to do," says Josée Méthot, the QMA's president and CEO.
In the view of the QMA, it is clear that the success of the Plan Nord also depends on a sustained level of mineral development. Mining companies will have a crucial role to play and will rely on many different suppliers for their projects. With this new access to a bank of suppliers interested in working in the area, the selection process will be made easier.
"Any government support aimed at increasing the pace of mining project development is welcome, and we are therefore enthusiastic about the new Web platform. This new, low-cost tool is a modern example of things that can be put in place to make the mine development process more fluid," concludes Josée Méthot.
About the Québec Mining Association
The Québec Mining Association (QMA) was founded in 1936 and speaks proactively for mining companies involved in exploration, extraction and processing, mining contractors and junior mining companies, along with suppliers, institutions, non-profit organizations and other mining sector partners. It is proud of the 45,000 high-quality jobs and mining investment of $2.5 billion generated in Québec over the last year. The QMA’s mission is to promote, support and proactively develop a responsible, committed and innovative mining industry in Québec.