China’s CITIC carries out geological survey of Angola’s Kwanza Sul province

27 July 2015

The China International Trust and Investments Corporation (CITIC) will carry out an aerial geological survey of the natural resources of Angola’s Kwanza Sul province, Angolan news agency Angop reported Monday.

Angop said the aerial geological survey, which is part of the National Geology Plan (Planageo), will be followed by mineral prospecting work on the ground.

At a ceremony held in Zumbe officials presented the aircraft and technological equipment thet would carry out the work. The aircraft will fly at an altitude of 100 to 200 metres and at 200 kilometres per hour in order to map the province.

The national director of Geology and Mines, André Francisco Buta Neto said Planageo had split Angola into three regions (East, North and South) with laboratories to analyse the results set up in the provinces of Luanda, Huíla and Lunda Sul.

Buta Neto also said Planageo included geophysical, geochemical, mapping, geological and hydrogeological and geotechnical studies. (macauhub/CN/AO)