The Angolan government on 27 August in Luanda will begin the public presentation of the first public tender for granting diamond, iron and phosphate mining rights, according to official information.
The information was released on Wednesday by the Angolan Minister of Mineral and Oil Resources, Diamantino de Azevedo, at the end of the opening ceremony of the 2nd Technical-Scientific Days promoted by the Angolan Association of Women in Geosciences.
The minister also announced that after the Luanda session, presentations will take place in Dubai in September, then London and later Beijing.
The process aims to bring to tender five mining concessions, two for diamonds in the Angolan provinces of Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul, one iron concession in the province of Kwanza Norte, and two for phosphates in the provinces of Cabinda and Zaire.
Azevedo also said that the announcement of the launch of the tender is intended to provide greater transparency in the management of Angola’s economy, according to the guidelines of President João Lourenço. (Macauhub)