(CPV) – Prime Minister (PM), Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed in principle to authorizing the exploration and exploitation of granite in the central highlands province of Dak Lak and the southern coastal province of Ninh Thuan. Specifically, the PM agreed in principle to granting a permit for the Thuan Thanh Co. Ltd., to explore and mine granite in areas surrounding Ta Nang Mountain in Phuoc Dai commune, Ninh Thuan province and additional granite mining at Cha Bang Mountain (Jaty Hill), Phuoc Nam commune, Ninh Phuoc district and Mavieck 2 Mountain, Phuoc Dinh commune, Thuan Nam district, Ninh Thuan province. Granite mining was also permitted in principle at Gio Mountain, in Phuoc Minh commune, Ninh Thuan province by the Phan Rang Mineral Processing and Exploitation Joint Stock Company. In Dak Lak province, the PM authorized exploitation of granite mining at Chu Phot hill, EaSol commune, Ea H’Leo district for the Hoang Son Dak Lak Investment and Development Company. The PM asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to coordinate with relevant agencies to consider and implement licenses for mineral activities in accordance with regulations of the Mining Act. /.