TORONTO, March 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FenixOro Gold Corp. (CSE: FENX; OTCQB: FDVXF; Frankfurt: 8FD) is pleased to provide commentary on recent changes to Colombian law. The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development has passed a resolution that amends Ley Segunda (Law 2) of 1959 and effectively removes the requirement for a lengthy change-of-land-use application process. While the changes do not affect FenixOro directly in the short term, the company fully supports these changes and believes they will have a positive impact on responsible mining development while continuing to encourage sound environmental practices in the country.

Paul Harris, Director of the Colombia Gold Symposium in Medellin and ColombiaGold.co, commented: “This development is positive and something that exploration companies in Colombia, and other sectors such as infrastructure, have awaited for many years. It will facilitate the discovery and definition of new deposits of copper and gold in areas where hitherto explorers were unable to drill. Importantly, it does not reduce or otherwise circumvent the environmental permitting requirements to develop a project. Colombia has some of the most exacting environmental standards in the hemisphere, and this ensures that future project developments still have to be made according to international best practice.”

FenixOro CEO John Carlesso stated: “We have always received tremendous support for the Abriaqui gold project from all levels of government in Colombia, and we believe the amendment to Law 2 is a reflection of the commitment to foster economic growth through responsible and environmentally sound mineral resource development. Together with the major infrastructure improvement program currently underway throughout the country, which includes significant upgrades to highways and bridges on the route between Medellin and the Abriaqui project, this signals a willingness on the part of the government to make the permitting process more streamlined and transparent. We believe that in the eyes of investors and major mining companies, Colombia will continue to be seen as a stable jurisdiction for investment for many years to come.”