Australia’s Orocobre has obtained environmental impact statement approval from the Jujuy provincial government for the development and exploitation of its Salar de Olaroz lithium-potash project in Jujuy province, northern Argentina.

The approval follows a recommendation by the Unit of Mining Environmental Management, according to the company.

The company will provide additional information on its proposed construction works as the project design is finalised and will keep local communities informed about its activities.

Orocobre managing director Richard Seville said it is the first project to be assessed by the government under new provincial government legislation.