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Alba Information System Certified To ISO 27001:2013

Alba Information System Certified To ISO 27001:2013

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. announced last week the certification of its information management apparatus to the ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System standard. Alba says the certification demonstrates the firm’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) is equipped with a systematic and ongoing approach...

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Indonesia Weighing Expedited Ban On Bauxite Exports

Days after the government announced an unexpected ban on the export of nickel ore, Indonesian officials said earlier this week that it may move up a planned ban on exports of bauxite ore, alumina, and other raw minerals. At present the government will begin the ban on bauxite exports in early 2022. However, Indonesian regulators […]

Pahang Government To Administer Bauxite Licensing Under New SOP

According to the new rules governing bauxite mining in the state, those who wish to engage in the practice must approach the Pahang government to obtain legal permission. Such was the message delivered by Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr. Xavier Jayakumar on Saturday. Jayakumar reiterated to domestic media outlets that the newly-promulgated SOPs […]

Expected Tepid Response Delays Odisha’s Auction Of Bauxite Blocks

Despite residing above over half the country’s total known bauxite reserves, the Odisha government has yet to place a single block up for online auction to date. According to experts, state officials have thus far backed away from auctioning the blocks over concerns that the bauxite ore outcroppings will not draw the sort of significant […]

Malaysian Government Implements New SOP For Bauxite Mining in Pahang

The Malaysian government released standard operating procedures (SOP) for bauxite mining and export in Pahang yesterday, which the government will begin enforcing with immediate effect. Commenting to domestic media, Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr. A. Xavier Jayakumar said the guidelines are the product of consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, including academics, […]