15 October 2012

Angola: Mining Fair Provided Knowledge - Minister

Luanda — The Angolan minister of Geology and Mining, Francisco Queiróz, said Monday in Luanda that the international Mining Fair ( FIMA) proved to be a forum where participants obtained specialised knowledge about the mining phenomenon in Angola.

Speaking at the closing of the 2012 edition of FIMA, Francisco Queirós said the event was an excellent forum for business among mining operators, service providers and goods sellers.

The official said the goals of the event were attained, as it publicised the Government's strategies for the mining sector.

The event that was jointly organised by the ministries of Geology and Mining, Industry and the Luanda International Fair (FIL), went from October 11-14 this year, with participation of about 70 exhibitors.

FIMA was intended to promote the country's mining potential, stimulate and foment investment, release new products and present technological solutions for the sector.

For four days, the event brought together companies linked to mining exploration, management and development, engineering, construction, energy and transmission, drilling systems and equipment.

Brazil, Namibia, Portugal, Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Holland and Germany joined host Angola in the fair.

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