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Trident Kalumbila mine project on course

Work on $2 billion Kalumbila minerals, a subsidiary of Toronto listed miner, First Quantum Minerals Limited, situated in Solwezi, is progressing well with the miner seeking to connect to the national grid by December this year. The mine, lying 140 kilometres west of Solwezi, which will embrace a US$680 million …

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Copper a major determinant for Zambia’s growth-Scott

The two-day Zambia Mining and Energy Conference opened in Lusaka, today, with Vice President Guy Scott reiterating the need for the Southern African state to review its total dependence on copper as the main source of revenue for economic growth. Scott noted that while Zambia cannot give up copper, gold …

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Mining Companies contribute towards Solwezi municipality in developmental activities

Three mining companies operating in Solwezi district, an emerging mining town in north western province contributed a total K30 million to the local municipality for various developmental activities in the district, a report said, citing Town Clerk Ronald Daka. The payments remitted to the municipality between June 2012 and 390 …

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TWO MORE TRIDENT PACKAGES GO TO WEIR MINERALS AFRICA

In addition to the major cyclone package currently being installed at First Quantum Minerals Ltd’s new Sentinel copper project in Northern Zambia, Weir Minerals Africa has since been awarded two more packages — one for Sentinel and the other for Enterprise nickel, which are also part of the greater Trident …

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Metal Exports from Zambia up 10%

Metal earnings from Zambia rose 9% during last year compared to a year earlier, a report by the ministry of mines says. An economic outlook by the ministry of finance says, exports of various metals, copper included, earned Zambia, Africa’s leading copper producer, 8.8 % raking in US$7 086.6 million …

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Kariba Dam rehabilitations to start next year, amid fears of cracking

Rehabilitations to the 59-year-old Kariba Dam, Zambia and Zimbabwe’s  the mainstay for mining and industrial consumption of power will start next year with financing provided by cooperating partners. According to Zambezi River Authority and the Engineering Institute of Zambia, routine maintenance on the dam will begin next year and will …

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Zambia seeks increased power generation, eyes US$2 billion Kafue Gorge Lower hydro power plant

As mining companies increase their power consumption to an average 57% as evidenced in recent years, Zambia is looking up to increasing its power generation output to meet the increased demand for energy to match with supply. Recently, mines energy and water development minister Christopher Yaluma stated that Zambia, Africa’s …

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North Western Railway cheers Lumwana Mine

“Anything that will ease our transportation of concentrates and other mineral related products to refineries is welcome including the North Western Railway line planned for North Western Province,” says Lumwana Copper Mine, one of the beneficiaries of the US$1 billion-worth infrastructure. The construction of the liner, to be jointly developed …

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KCM relocates 402 Chingola squatters

Vedanta Resources Plc, owners Konkola Copper Mines, a Zambian unit, has asked over 400 squatters living on a mine land and has disbursed K588, 000 to those farming in the same area earmarked for mine expansion. The 402 residents who have encroached in Chabanyama area in Chingola, one of its …

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Environmentalists halt oil Exploration in DR Congo national park

As concern grows over the continued environmental degradation globally, Zambia included, concerned activists have taken one more hindrance step in Africa’s fifth largest country-Democratic Republic of Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo has halted oil exploration in the Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest UNESCO-protected national park after global environmental activists …

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