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Edenville granted mining licence for Rukwa coal project

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World Coal,

Edenville Energy plc, the company developing a coal-to-power project in south west Tanzania, has reported that the mining licence for its Rukwa coal deposit has been granted following its signing by Professor S Muhongo, the Tanzanian Minister of Energy and Minerals, at a televised ceremony in Dar es Salaam yesterday evening.

It was reported that this licence was to be formally released to Edenville during the week commencing 28 February 2016, after minor administrative tasks are completed.

Commenting, Rufus Short, CEO of Edenville, said: "We are delighted that the mining licence for our Rukwa coal deposit has been granted. We would particularly like to thank Professor S Muhongo and his Tanzanian government colleagues for the help and support they have provided. They have expressed the strong desire to see Edenville start producing coal in the second half of this year and have indicated their full support to progressing our Coal to Power Project to completion."

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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