On December 13th, 2019 the National Mining Agency (ANM) launched the new Mining Management Integral System: ANNA Minería (ANNA), which will replace the Colombian Mining Cadaster.
ANNA is the digital platform that combines environmental and mining information, in order to encourage the sustainable development of mining activities in Colombia by promoting environmental protection, legality and transparency. With this web – based tool, the ANM expects to boost, update and streamline the mining management in Colombia in a safe and efficient way, which means that now on all citizens, investors and any players in the mining industry will be able to access to a single dynamic and updated platform, to file, track and manage their concession contract proposals, mining titles and any other process to be undertake before the ANM.
ANNA, integrates all the environmental layers of the country, so it guarantees that the areas to be granted by the ANM through concession contracts, are located in places previously approved by the environmental authorities, thus avoiding delays and difficulties due to additional procedures regarding protected areas. In addition, ANNA will reduce the processing times of the concession contract proposals.
The ANM has announced that, in accordance with the provisions of article 126.96.36.199.2.5 of Decree 2078 of November 18, 2019, ANNA will enter into operation in phases. The beginning of each phase will be informed through the ANM website (https://www.anm.gov.co/).
Thus, from January 15, 2020 ANNA will allow any players in the mining industry to buy PINs and file concession contract proposals.