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Country joins the list of the three largest diamond producers in the world with the Luele project

José Ganga Júnior, president of the Board of Directors (PCA) of Endiama, informed that the country will join the list of the three largest diamond producers in the world with the start of exploration operations at the Luele diamond mine.

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According to the person in charge – who spoke this Monday, at the inauguration ceremony of the diamond project – Endiama plans, by 2026, to create "at least 3000 direct jobs", which will contribute to "increasing family income and consequently to the social development of the country".

Ganga Júnior also informed that "during the implementation of the project, several constraints and challenges of a technical and technological nature arose, associated with the complexity of the deposit, which were only overcome due to the commitment and dedication of the work team, entirely led by Angolans", reads in a statement from CIPRA, to which VerAngola had access.

Quoted in the note, the person responsible said that the "complexity and size" proved that they had capable national technicians: "The complexity and size proved that we had national technicians in the most varied fields capable of implementing large-scale projects", he said.

"Studies carried out by Endiama demonstrate that this is a project of international dimension, with reserves estimated at 628 million carats up to 600 meters deep", the note reads.

Thus, in the first year of activity of Sociedade Mineira do Luele, "the treatment capacity should correspond to one third of the installed capacity, equivalent to four million tons of ore, expected to evolve to 12 million tons, from the third year".

Project opens employment opportunities for local young people

On the occasion, the provincial governor, Daniel Felix Neto, considered that the start of operations at the Luele mine will open "countless employment opportunities for young people in the province of Lunda Sul", as well as "have a positive impact on the economic development of the country ".

"The operation of this and other Minas Gerais projects is also an opportunity for companies from different segments that can provide tertiary services to also pay attention to local content", said the governor, quoted in another CIPRA note, to which VerAngola had access.


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