Bnamericas reported that generating new opportunities for small and medium-sized mining, and with the purpose that the mining sector continues to contribute to the economic reactivation of the Colombia, the National Mining Agency, after complying with the legal requirements, grants 15 new mining titles in Cesar. Of the titles granted, six are on the small mining scale and nine on the medium mining scale. Titles are awarded for the exploration of copper, gold, coal and construction materials in the municipalities of San Diego, Valledupar, La Paz, Chiriguaná, El Paso, Agustín Codazzi and Becerrill. Among the companies favored with the concession of the new mining titles are, among others, Ladrillera Valledupar SAS, World Trading Colombia CI LTDA, Technipro SAS, Pavimentar SA and C Inversiones SAS The delivery of these new titles occurs within the framework of the sector's reactivation strategy that is projected with the mining diversification and the increase in exploration and production for the country. ANM President Mr Juan Miguel Durán said "Our objectives are focused on diversification and increased mining production, as well as increasing the levels of formality of the activity, promoting best practices and management with communities, and contributing to the sustainable development of the territories and the country.” The ANM executive highlights the continuous work carried out by the entity to surround the miners, give them alternatives and accompany them in an agile and transparent way with the purpose of achieving development and investment in the regions, providing more opportunities for families through of sustainable mining activity. A mining concession contract has three stages: exploration, construction and assembly, and exploitation. Currently in Colombia there are 6,318 titles in the exploitation stage, equivalent to 2,231,869.22 hectares of the national territory. By mineral, the titles that are in the exploitation stage are distributed as follows: coal 910, emerald 217, construction materials 3,371, nickel 16, gold and precious metals 1,556 and other minerals 248.