Japan plans to support Mozambique in training staff in the mining sector

7 July 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 7 July – Japan is ready to support Mozambique in training staff for the mining sector, the Japanese ambassador to Mozambique, Susumo Segawa said Wednesday in Maputo.

Speaking at the 2nd International Conference on –coal Exploration, the ambassador noted that his country did not have many resources and so had heavily focused on training.

“We therefore have a lot of qualified staff in the mining sector and we can cooperate with Mozambique to train staff,” the ambassador said cited by Mozambican news agency AIM.

Speaking at the same conference, Mozambique’s Natural Resources Minister, Esperança Bias, said that in 2010 the government had approved the sector’s Strategic Plan establishing the country’s needs in terms of professionals.

The plan outlines the training needs of around 4,500 people in the mining sector, including geologists, metal workers and others, over the next 10 years. (macauhub)