Mozambican government hires Canadian company to expand mining cadastre system

23 July 2013

Mozambique’s Mining Resources Ministry has hired Canadian company Spatial Dimension to expand its mining cadastre system in order to meet the requirements of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the Kimberley process, the company said in a statement.

According to Spatial Dimension, the project, which is funded by the World Bank through its Extractive Industries Technical Advisory Facility (EI-TAF), also includes expanding the system by opening four more regional offices.

“This contract, which comes practically 10 years after the company was hired for the first time by the Mining Resources Ministry, is intended to set up a new computerised mining cadastre system,” said Bill Feast, chief executive of the Canadian company.

Feast also said that since the launch of the Mozambican system, FlexiCadastre had become the most used mining cadastre system in the world, by over 1,200 customers supported by staff at offices in Vancouver, Cape Town, Pretoria, Belo Horizonte and Sydney in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. (macauhub)