Maputo, 17 Jul (AIM) – Mozambique wants to review the legislation on the mining sector by the end of this year in order to avoid the export of unprocessed minerals.
According to the Minister of Industry and Trade, Silvino Moreno, cited in Monday’s issue of the Maputo daily “Notícias”, “our mining projects, almost all of them, export raw materials. We want to change this, and so we are seeing how to start the revision.”
Speaking on the sidelines of the Business Summit between Africa and the United States, held last week, Moreno pointed to, as an example of raw material export, the projects on titanium bearing heavy sands in Chibuto, in the southern province of Gaza and Moma, in the northern Province of Nampula.
“These projects should be transforming the raw material for the printing industry”, he said.
Therefore, he added, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, as well as the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy are mapping the products to be covered by the proposed measure.
“All the mineral products should only be exported after being processed. In order to ensure that this happens, we are already talking to the operators”, he explained.