Angola’s National Geology Plan (Planageo) will produce credible processed and mapped information to manage and make use of mineral resources in the long term, the Angolan minister of Geology and Mining said Thursday in Luanda.
Minister Francisco Queiroz said that the information collected by Planageo would be available, in addition to state agencies, to potential investors, academics and other interested parties.
“Planageo is the largest programme for production of geological and mining information and the most comprehensive, on a global scale,” said Queiroz.
The Minister noted that in addition to covering the whole territory at once, the Planageo survey would focus on geophysics, geochemistry, geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology, laboratory infrastructure and staff training.
Alongside the National Development Plan for Staff Training Francisco Queiroz said 276 senior staff would be hired by 2018, 148 of which under contract with Plangeo service providers.
To date, according to minister Queiroz about 285,000 linear kilometres have been overflown and mapped.(macauhub/AO)