SOUTHERN ARC RECEIVES EXTENDED AND EXPANDED SIPPS ON ITS LOMBOK AND SUMBAWA INDONESIAN PROPERTIES
VANCOUVER, July 15 /CNW/ - Southern Arc Minerals Inc. (TSX Venture: SA) is pleased to announce that the Governor of the Indonesian province of West Nusa Tenggara has granted the Company an extended and expanded Preliminary General Survey License ("SIPP") for its Lombok property for a period of one year. The original Lombok SIPP was granted in December, 2002. The extension and expansion gives the Company an additional one year, until February 16, 2006, to continue its exploration program on the Lombok property prior to negotiating a Contract of Work ("CoW") or seeking a further extension of the SIPP. The SIPP allows the Company to conduct survey work over the property in order to better identify areas of interest prior to entering into a CoW.