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Cablegate: Expressions of Interest for Exploitation Of

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UNCLAS COLOMBO 000249

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 4530/MAC/ANESA/OSA
EMBASSIES FOR FCS OFFICES

E.O 12958:N/A
TAGS: BTIO CE ECONOMICS
SUBJECT: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR EXPLOITATION OF
MINERAL DEPOSITS


1. 542/01/T0010
2. 021303
3. WHAVERY
4. 542
5. N
6A. CONTACT
6B CHAIRMAN
6C MARINE POLLUTION PREVENTION AUTHORITY
11-C, TOWER BLDG. 25 STATION ROAD, COLOMBO 4
SRI LANKA
7 PHONE: 94-1-559158, 94-75-333496
FAX: 94-1-553197
E-MAIL: mppaslk@lanka.ccom.lk
WEB SITE: www.mppa.lk
8. 201
9. 2614.00.60 TITANIUM ORES OTHER: RUTILE, ILMENITE
2615.10.00 ZIRCON
9999.00.00 MONAZITE
11. COMMENTS:


A. A. DETAILED PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Expressions of
interest has been called from companies with experience
in coastal and off-shore exploration and exploitation of
mineral deposits, to exploit 170 million cubic meters of
heavy mineral deposits in the top 2 meters of the seabed.
The mineral deposits consist of Monazite, Ilmenite,
Rutile and Zircon.
B. B. CLOSING DATE: Expressions of interest should be
sent to the above address on or before March 31, 2003.
C.
REMARKS: The U.S. Embassy would appreciate receiving
notification of U.S. firms' interest, which can be sent
to:
Commercial Attach
U.S. Embassy
210 Galle Road, P.O. Box 106
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone: 94-1-448007
Fax: 94-1-437345
E-mail: manlowetl@state.gov
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