COMINAK provides support to the Iferouane departement administration

November 12, 2013

On October 19, 2013, Compagnie Minière d’AKOUTA (Cominak)*, operated by AREVA in the north of Niger, handed out an upgraded administrative building to the Iferouane prefecture. The renovated facility is also endowed with a surrounding wall.

On a regular basis, Cominak provides financial and other tangible support to Nigerien populations as a contribution to social and economic development at the local level, particularly in the Agadez region.

Iferouane Prefect Lieutenant Hassane Anoutab concluded the ceremony with the following statement: "The prefecture is transformed and the improvement is not limited to our working conditions but also addresses the security of our offices, thanks to the new surrounding wall. I am very pleased with Cominak's initiative."

* Since 1978, Cominak has operated several uranium deposits in the Arlit Department. The company's shareholders include AREVA (34%), Société du Patrimoine des Mines du Niger (SOPAMIN) (31%), Overseas Uranium Development Company Ltd of Japan (OURD) (25%), and Empresa Nacional del Uranio S.A. of Spain (10%).