Mozambique: Mozambican Mining Minister visits Japan

27 February 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 27 Feb – The Mozambican minister of Mining Resources, Esperança Bias, Wednesday left Maputo for Japan, where she is due to take part in an international seminar organised by the Information Center for Petroleum Exploration and Procution (ICEP).

At the meeting, Bias plans to talk about the oil and gas situation in Mozambique, focusing on future prospects for this sector in the country.

The ICEP is an international Japanese organisation that is dedicated to collecting analysing, and distributing information and carrying out research about hydrocarbon production and surveys.

According to a statement from the Mozambican Mining Resources Ministry, it is hoped that various entities related to the hydrocarbon sector will attend the event.

On her trip to Japan, which is due to end on 3 March, Bias will be accompanied by the chairman of the National Oil Institute (INP), Arsénio Mabote, and the director for Planning and Development of the Mining Resources Ministry, Benjamim Chilenge. (macauhub)