- Metal Tiger said Kalahari Metals, of which it owned a 50% stake, had received a first stage of environmental approval for its Okavango copper project in Botswana.

Approval for the environmental management plan by the country's Department of Environmental Affairs was subject to a four-week public review period.

The public review was a precursor to the environmental management plan authorisation which, if granted, would allow diamond drilling to commence.

Competitive drilling tenders had been received and Kalahari was confident drilling will take place shortly after completion of the public review,' Metal Tiger said.

At 8:11am: [LON:MTR] Metal Tiger Plc Ord 0.01p share price was 0p at 1.33p

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