THE QUARRIES REHABILITATION FUND

The Fund was established in 1978, and its purpose is to rehabilitate abandoned quarries and to prepare their infrastructure for future land usage. The Fund's income comes from fees imposed on those exploiting quarries and from a percentage of the wholesale price of the material extracted. The Commissioner of Mining acts as the chairman of the Fund.

The Fund finances planning and infrastructural works also of quarries which operated before its establishment. Another option, which is implemented in big active quarries, is that of partial reclamation, especially if they are visually prominent.

A few examples of rehabilitation objectives are: agricultural land, forest, waste disposal site, park, nature reserve and industrial plant.

 

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