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Jamba Mineira project foresees iron exploration of more than one billion tons that it intends to export

An exploration of raw iron exceeding one billion tons is planned for the first phase of the steelworks project at Jamba Mineira (in Huíla), next year, the quantity of which should be geared towards export.

: Energy Capital & Power
Energy Capital & Power  

According to Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA), the ore will begin to be explored in an area of around 15 hectares, and the aforementioned volume will be made available to the international market, starting next year, through the CFM railway line and the Port of Namibe. According to Angop, the list of countries to export the ore includes China, Portugal, Algeria and India.

"We are estimating a capacity of 1.8 million tons of iron", began by saying the head of the purchasing and logistics department of the Turkish company Tosyali – responsible for operating the Jamba iron mines.

Speaking to RNA, the person responsible informed that iron production could start in approximately two years, after the "construction of the plant".

"Iron production could begin in 2025, after the plant is built," he said.

Regarding jobs, according to the person responsible, for Jamba the perspective is 500 positions, while in the production stage the numbers are around 1000 to 2000.

"For Jamba we are estimating 500 jobs and for the production phase we are estimating approximately 1000 to 2000, we also have subcontracting companies that we will be able to confirm the jobs soon", he indicated, quoted by RNA.


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