Threats to safety and security in Burkina Faso: Cimburkina has to keep the doors of the Dandé quarry closed to the general public and the National Coordinator will not accept project proposals.

Due to continuing threats to safety and security in Burkina Faso and more specifically in the region where our activities are located, the Dandé limestone quarry will not be able to join the Quarry Life Award in 2018. "The safety and wellbeing of participants and staff is our priority and cannot be guaranteed under the current circumstances" says François Sangline, General Manager Cimburkina. Therefore, Cimburkina has to withdraw from the contest: the doors of the Dandé quarry will be kept closed to the general public and the National Coordinator will not accept project proposals. We hope that the situation will improve soon and hopefully Burkina Faso will be able to participate in the next edition of the Quarry Life Award.