Mozambique: Brazil’s Vale plans to mine phosphates in Nampula

19 March 2009

Nampula, Mozambique, 19 March – Brazilian mining company Vale is investing in prospecting for phosphate mining in the Monapo district of the Mozambican province of Nampula, according to online news service Wamphula Fax”.

A source from the Provincial Directorate for Mining and Energy Resources in Nampula, cited by the service, said that the first samples from the area had been promising, but only laboratory analysis could give final results.

The same edition of “Whamphula Fax” reported that the agreements for exploration of phosphates had been signed between the minister of Mining Resources, Esperança Bias, and Vale’s representative.

The chief executive of Monapo, Fernando Saide, said that other foreign operators had also shown interest in mining precious stones, phosphates and other resources in that district. (macauhub)