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Lunda Sul province estimates production of more than 10 million carats of diamonds

Lunda Sul province estimates that it produces more than 10 million carats of diamonds. The information was provided by Jânio Correa Victor, Secretary of State for Mineral Resources, this Wednesday, as part of the preparations for the realization of the first Diamond Conference, in Saurimo.


According to the secretary of state, the mining sector in the region is estimated to reach a production target of 10.055 million carats.

Cited by Angop, Jânio Correa Victor explained that the target set is based on the start of the first phase of the Luaxe project, next year, in which production levels are higher than in relation to other projects present in the province.

Regarding last year, the Secretary of State announced that the target of 8.31 million carats had been established, with 7,907 million carats having been executed. This year, between January and October, 6,592 million carats were executed.

Speaking to Angop, Jânio Correa Victor informed that the objective is, by December of this year, to reach 9.41 million carats of diamonds, stressing that, on average, the country produces around nine million carats of diamonds per year.

He also took the opportunity to indicate that Endiama has, until January of next year, a process of recruiting young people and technicians in geology and mines, environmentalists, among other specialists in the sector, with the aim of guaranteeing the normal functioning of the mines.

He also stated that one of the Government's priorities for the next year is to put a brake on the prospecting, which has been causing delays in some projects and explained that, for this purpose, the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas has outlined a program to legitimize the diamond cooperatives.

Remember that Angola hosts, from Thursday to Saturday (25th to 27th November) the first Diamond Conference. Taking place at the Diamond Development Hub of Saurimo, the event will bring together several professionals from the diamond sector.


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