Barrick Gold Corporation plans to complete a feasibility study update for the Reko Diq mine in Pakistan’s Balochistan province by the end of 2024, with 2028 targeted for first production from the giant copper-gold mine. The mine will be operated by Barrick, which owns 50% of the project, with Balochistan holding 25% and three Pakistani state-owned enterprises sharing the remaining 25%. As part of a three-day project review, Barrick President and CEO Mark Bristow met with Balochistan officials to discuss the social and economic development opportunities that the mine would generate. After the meeting, Bristow and the chief minister signed a memorandum of agreement specifying the timetable for disbursement of committed funds to the province. Barrick is also working to set up community development committees to identify priority projects focused on food security, environmental management, and access to education, healthcare, and potable water.