Provision of services by the expert on mine restoration
On 10/06/2013, Dr. George Brofas from Greece, specialist on mine and quarry restoration, visited the mine area in the frame of the provision of his services under a contract signed with the Department of Forests. He spent 5 days in the mine area. During the first day he was shown the various parts of the mine to become familiarized with the techniques and methods used.
During his stay, the expert had extensive discussions with local staff, on the methods, techniques and plant species used in mine restoration. There was a productive exchange of ideas, and the staff was really impressed by the long experience and knowledge of Dr Brofas, and the solutions he could suggest on the many specific problems of restoration.
Finally the expert, spent a day with an Officer of the Parks & Environment Sector, visiting areas around the mine in search of new plants with potential to be used in restoration.
The expert will revisit the mine in November together with the expert on hydroseeding.
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