Mozambican government launches website for mining cadastre

Maputo:  Mozambique’s Mining Resources Ministry has launched a website to publish information about the country’s mining cadastre with the aim of “increasing transparency and promoting investments in the sector,” said the state department. Developed by South African company Spatial Dimension, the “Mozambican Mining Cadastre Website” provides “all the State’s mining titles and contracts,” according to a press release.

The website list six types of authorisation (contracts, mining concessions, mining certificates, prospecting and surveying licenses, reconnaissance licenses and mining resources authorisations for construction) and three types of private area, a platform to search the records via a map or by licence number, company name or geographical coordinates.

On the map, blue, which equates to prospecting and surveying licenses, is the most common colour, particularly in the centre and north of the country where some of the most important mining resources, such as coal, have been found. Noting that the website is one of “the requirements of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI),” the Trade and Industry Association (ACIS) said in a statement sent to Macauhub in Maputo that, “not all the information is complete in terms of identifying who has the licenses, but the work is underway.”

The information on the website was last updated on 26 September of this year.

Source: MacauHub (http://www.macauhub.com.mo/en/2013/10/03/mozambican-government-launches-...)

 

Mozambique’s Mining Resources Ministry has launched a website to publish information about the country’s mining cadastre with the aim of “increasing transparency and promoting investments in the sector,”