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Mopani shut down two shafts

As part of efforts to ensure Mopani has a viable future the company is planning to cease operations at Mindola North Shaft and Central Shaft. Nebert Mulenga, Public Relations Manager for Mopani Copper Mines said the miner is to focus on essential capital projects which include the Synclinorium Concentrator, Mindola …

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Inyatsi terminates all Gov contracts

The contractor engaged by government to rehabilitate Mazabuka-Turnpike and other road construction projects across the country has cut off all works due to government debt of more than K200 million. Inyatsi Construction Limited has with immediate effect terminated all contracts and shut down its operations in Zambia due to lack …

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Local processing plant a necessity and cost effective-Gov

The Zambian government has appealed to the private sector to contemplate on building an emerald processing plant locally. Speaking at the recent Grizzly Mining’s emerald auction in Lusaka, Ministry of Mines Permanent Secretary Paul Chanda stated that a locally built processing plant would be of national benefit. Chanda added that …

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Bangweulu Power plant

The President of the Republic of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu commissioned the first ever large scale solar plant in Zambia. The 54 Megawatts Bangweulu Solar power plant located in South of Lusaka was constructed a a cost of US$56 million. The Bangweulu solar power plant currently has 453, 000 solar …

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Power generation reduce at Kariba

The decreasing water levels at Kariba Dam has decrease plunged electricity generation for both Zambia and Zimbabwe, the local utility company has announced. The two countries’ joint technical committee report issued has indicated the levels of water dropping to 43 percent of the dams’ capacity. Henry Kapata, Zambia Electricity Supply …

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CEC donates books to Kalabo Schools

As part of its corporate social responsibility Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) recently handed over text books to the Mwangala Mwenda Foundation prior to the start of the 2019 year. According to the company, the books are just some of the essential supplies the Foundation requires for the school year to …

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ZEMA dispels water pollution rumours

Pollution of the natural environment is generally viewed as an inherent consequence of the complexity of large-scale commercial mining, which often negatively affects communities when harmful emissions find their way into the environment. To minimise the negative impact on the environment, First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi Mining has established a pioneering …

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Vendata Zambia assures progress and job security

Vendata’s Zambian unit is among the list of mining companies to have negated plans of laying off workers due to the recently introduced tax regime by the Zambian government. According to reports in the media, Vendata will proceed with the intended expansion procedures despite increased mining royalties presented by Africa’s …

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Construction of the Multi-million dollar Hydro-power stations in Kawambwa to start in March 2019

Construction of the US$770 million Kabwelume and Kundabwika hydro power stations and a transmission power line is scheduled to start in March 2019. When completed and fully operational, the two hydro power stations will generate a total of 163 megawatts (MW). The two projects, which will be undertaken by the …

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