Chinese-owned company to explore heavy sands in Mozambique

10 May 2012

A Mozambique-based and Chinese-owned company, Haiyu Mozambique Mining Company is set this year to start mining and processing minerals at the Sangage heavy sands project in the Angoche district of Nampula province, the company’s director said.

Speaking to Mozambican daily newspaper, Han Fen Guang said that the schedule for setting up the project was being met and that the company would start mining zarcon, ilmenite and rutile this year.

As well as extending the power transmission line for a further 27 kilometres, the company plans to install a 10,000 watt sub-station and open up access roads to the mining region.

Notícias reported that the project would employ 800 people in the region.

As well as the jobs it will create, the project, as part of its social obligations, will provide electricity from the national grid on a 24-hour basis to the population of around 12,000 people in Sangage and its outskirts, as well as drinking water services and improving the school system. (macauhub)