The Chinese mining company, TZM Resources, will start mining heavy mineral sands in the Pebane district, in Zambezia province, in the centre of the country, next week.
The project is budgeted at 30 million dollars and the concession is for 15 years.
According to the Tuesday 26 September edition of the newspaper Notícias, quoting the administrator of the Pebane district, Eduardo Vida, the company is ready to start mining.
“The company will have two processing units. One will be in the town of Maganha, in the administrative post of Mulela, and the other will be in the town of Tomeia, in the administrative post of Naburi,” said Eduardo Vida.
In Zambezia, the Pebane heavy sand mining project is eagerly awaited, and it is expected to contribute to the realisation of other strategic undertakings, such as the deep-water port for the disposal of heavy sand, which in turn could boost the development of the area in particular and the country in general.
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Overall, Zambezia province has four major mining companies, two of which are in Chinde and Pebane. There are currently other minerals besides heavy sands and tantalites, namely granite in Morrumbala and gold in Mopeia.