22 March 2014

Angola: Mining Industry Gains Boring and Laboratory Analysis Units

Boring and laboratory analysis units for the mining industry and similar activities, being built in Viana Municipality, Luanda Province, will start functioning in June this year, announced last Friday in Luanda the head of the project dubbed Geoangol, Diamantino de Azevedo.

Diamantino de Azevedo stated that the Geoangol Project aims to contribute to the creation of useful services for the development of the mining sector in the country.

"Among the new units there is one which is for all types of geological and mining boring activity (... )", explained the source, during a visit paid to the site by the Geology and Mining minister, Franscisco Queiróz.

Diamantino de Azevedo also reminded that besides guaranteeing new jobs, the project will contribute to the development of the country's economic sector.

According to the source, with these new units, Angola will stop resorting to laboratories in countries like Namibia and South Africa for analysis of samples collected during the prospecting stage of mining projects.

"For the mining sector to develop it is important to implement services of high technological quality with scientific focus, and that is what we'll have in the coming times", emphasized the source.

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