Former Energy Minister, Phillip Paulwell, says China is the future as it relates to bauxite mining in Jamaica.

Chinese Conglomerate Jiquan Iron and Steel Company, JISCO, recently purchased bauxite alumina company, ALPART from its owners, UC Rusal.

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The planned reopening and ultimate expansion of activities at ALPART is projected to generate three-thousand jobs and two billion US dollars in investment over the next five years.

Mr. Paulwell says JISCO will provide Jamaica with more than just expertise in mining and smelting.

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