COMINAK builds classrooms in the rural town of Timia
November 12, 2013
On October 17, 2013, Compagnie Minière d’Akouta (Cominak)*, operated by AREVA in the north of Niger, handed out three fully-equipped classrooms to the Mayor of the rural town of Timia.
The classrooms were built in the villages of Oufen, Tassalwat and Tefarawt. They will serve almost 150 children each year, thus improving child education in the villages.
Timia's Mayor, Mr. Siliman Ilatou, offered the following comment: "In addition to building classrooms, Cominak provided support to train the teachers. Cominak's support improves our children's access to education. We are very grateful."
* 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%).