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Biometric registration of artisanal miners underway

Artisan and small scale mining is Uganda has important implications for sustainable development. Steps are being moved by Government to improve the economic, social, health and safety environment for artisanal and small scale miners with the launch of the biometric registration study. The launch of the biometric registration consultancy where finger prints and identificat... Read more

NEMA Approves Tilenga ESIA

The Uganda National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) has approved the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Tilenga project and issued a 10 years’ certificate to Total E&P Uganda B.V. and Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Limited for the development of six oil fields, an industrial area, buried infield pipelines and supporting infrastructures, ... Read more

Kenya crude oil capacity economically unviable for refinery

Crude oil deposits discovered in Kenya are insufficient to justify construction of a refinery, a senior petroleum ministry official said on Tuesday. Kenya discovered commercial oil in 2012 in its Lokichar basin, which Tullow Oil estimates contains an estimated 560 million barrels in proven and probable reserves. Tullow has said this would translate to 60,000 to 100,000 b... Read more

International mining forum opens in Sudan

  The Fourth Annual Sudan International Mining Forum and Exhibition opened on Monday in capital Khartoum, with more than 40 countries in participation. “This forum is convened under very complicated regional and international circumstances,” said Sudan’s Prime Minister Mutaz Musa, when addressing the forum’s opening session. The current challenge... Read more

 

Omar Hassan al BashirThe Fourth Annual Sudan International Mining Forum and Exhibition opened on Monday in capital Khartoum, with more than 40 countries in participation.

“This forum is convened under very complicated regional and international circumstances,” said Sudan’s Prime Minister Mutaz Musa, when addressing the forum’s opening session.

The current challenges need efforts to enhance partnerships in mining field, create an appropriate atmosphere and provide the required infrastructures, he noted.

Musa further reiterated Sudan’s commitment to opening the doors for people willing to invest in Sudan’s mineral fields.

Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum and Minerals Azhari Abdelgadir Abdullah reiterated his country’s keenness to provide investment opportunities and double the production.

He explained that around 460 mining companies were operating in Sudan, saying that the traditional mining is considered the biggest sector as it employs nearly two million people.

The forum, convened during Feb. 18-20, is scheduled to discuss mining issues presented by Sudanese and foreign scholars.

Sudan is seeking to make gold a major source of foreign currency after losing three quarters of its oil revenues due to the separation of South Sudan in 2011.

In 2018, Sudan produced more than 110 tons of gold and it works to rank first in gold production in Africa.

Sourcehttps://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2019/02/19/international-mining-forum-opens-in-sudan/