Government of Angola wants to re-launch iron and manganese exploration in Huíla

29 September 2009

Lubango, Angola, 29 Sept – The re-launch of exploration and processing of iron at the Cassinga project, in Jamba municipality, 315 kilometres to the east of the city of Lubango in Huíla province requires investment of US$1 billion, said Angola’s Geology and Mining minister.

Mankenda Ambroise said that at the moment a feasibility study was carried out for the investment, via a public-private partnership.

National iron company Ferrangol estimates that, initially, it will produce and transform 400 tonnes of iron, a quantity that will be increased at a later date.

The minister told Angolan news agency Angop that to re-launch Ferrangol’s mining project’s in Cassinga there was a need to re-launch iron and manganese exploration in Huíla. (macauhub)