Angolan government draws up National Geological Program

12 September 2007

Luanda, Angola, 12 Sept – The Angolan Ministry of Geology and Mining is drawing up a National Geological Program to better respond to the challenges of revitalizing and diversifying the country’s mining industry, the deputy Geology and mining minister said Tuesday in Luanda.

The information was given to Angolan news agency Angop by Makenda Ambroise at the closure of a seminar on the “Importance of Geological Services in the Sustainable Development of the Mining Sector.”

Ambroise also said that implementation of the program would make it possible for technicians in the sector to have more up to date information on the country’s geological resources, their location and quantity.

In order to reach this goal, he said that the restructuring of the Angolan Geological Institute (IGEO) was underway.

For two days the participants in the seminar analyzed, amongst other themes, “The importance of geological services on an international level,” “Prospecting and surveying for diamonds in Angola,” “Management of Geological Services,” and the “Development of strategic plans for geological services.” (macauhub)