Key mining projects on course: Chitando

by | Oct 7, 2021 | Business | 0 comments


Nevanji Nehoreka


Most projects under the Ministry of Mines that were in progress are either complete or nearing completion. This is according to the Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Honourable Winston Chitando.


Minister Chitando informed Cabinet that that construction of the foundation for the targeted Coke Oven Battery at the AfroChine Dinson Colliery Plant in Hwange is complete.


“The planned concentrator expansion for the Unki Mine Debottlenecking Project in the Midlands is 95% complete, with 343 people from the local community having been employed directly by the various contractors participating in the project,” Minister Chitando said.


“Also almost complete is the RioZim Diamond Plant in Zvishavane. Minister Chitando said, “Construction of the RioZim Diamond Plant is 78% complete, having employed 399 locals.”


“Meanwhile, Phase 1 of the targeted construction of the Copper Processing Plant under the Grand Sanyuan Copper Resources Dump Mine project in Mhangura is expected to be completed by end of November 2021,” he added.


He also reported that, for the Shamva Gold Mine project in Mashonaland Central, the targeted pre-feasibility studies were successfully completed and definitive feasibility studies are set for completion end of this month.