Xstrata Focusing on Securing Approval for Philippine Project

Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Xstrata Plc is focused on securing environmental clearance and local government approvals for its $5.9 billion Tampakan gold-copper project in the Philippines, Sagittarius Mines Inc. President Peter Forrestal said in a speech in Manila today.

Sagittarius is a joint venture between Xstrata and Indophil Resources NL.

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