Mozambican mining sector companies to take part in fair in China

19 June 2012

Small medium-sized and large companies from the Mozambican mining sector are expected to take part in a sector conference due to take place in November in China, a source from the Mining Resources Ministry told Macauhub in Maputo.

Organised by the Ministry for Land and Resources and by the Tianjin Municipal Government, the 14th China Mining Conference and Exhibition 2012 will take place in Tianjin from 3 to 6 November. Over 5,000 delegates from 55 countries attended last year’s fair and it had around 400 exhibitors.

The source said that the meeting would be an opportunity for Mozambican companies and business owners to set up partnerships with companies from across the world, specifically to provide services to the mining, and oil and gas sectors.

The source from the mining Resources Ministry noted that some services, such as supplying meals to large companies operating in Tete and in other parts of Mozambique are originally from South Africa.

Several companies operate in Mozambique’s mining and oil and gas sectors, notably Vale, Rio Tinto, Minas de Moatize, and in the next three years Ncondezi Coal, Minas do Revobué, Jindal Steel & Power, and Eurasian Natural Resources Corp (ENRC) are also due to start operating. (macauhub)