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The government of Guinea and its partners have resumed work on building the Simandou infrastructure and mine.Guinea’s leader Mamady Doumbouya officially announced the resumption of works at a ceremony in Moribaya, about 100 kilometers south of the capital city Conakry.The Simandou project, which is estimated to cost $15 billion, includes setting up a railway, port, and mine at the world’s biggest untapped reserve of high-grade iron ore.Simandou’s owners are multinational Anglo-Australian mining group Rio Tinto, the Guinean government, and the Winning Consortium Simandou – a collection of Chinese and Singaporean companies. Recently, China’s biggest iron and steel producer, Baowu, was allowed to join the project to accelerate the financing.The project was suspended in March last year because of disagreements over how the project would be financed and how much of the revenues would go to the government.

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