Angola: Gold mining to be re-launched in Chipindo municipality

21 October 2008

Chipindo, Angola, 21 Oct – Gold mining in the Chipindo municipality of Angola’s Huíla province is due to be re-launched in the next two years, 30 years after it was suspended, the municipal director Daniel Salupassa said Monday.

Speaking to Angolan news agency, Angpop, Salupassa said that gold mining would begin as soon as the process of assessing the location’s economic viability had been concluded.

Salupassa said that the companies that had shown interest in gold mining were currently being legalised.

Located some 420 kilometres north of Lubango, Huíla province, the Chipindo municipality has an estimated population of almost 71,000 people. (macauhub)