NAMIBIAN OFFICIAL CALLS FOR RESEARCH TO OPEN NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN MINING

Namibian Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy Kornelia Shilunga has called for the development of new research projects which will open new frontiers for exploration, mining and mineral processing in the country.

Opening a two-day conference on basement geology and ore genesis here Monday, she noted the presence of academics and their important role. "I am glad to note that a good number of the participants here today are young academics who are already actively involved in serious research projects that are designed to bring new knowledge and ideas to the mineral and mining sector," said Shilunga.

She said the government, through her Ministry, would continue supporting developments in institutions such as the National Commission on Research Science and Technology (NCRST), which was established in 2004 to promote scientific research and foster excellence through knowledge and innovation.

The objective of the conference is to contribute positively to the development and practice of more efficient and less costly methods of locating new mineral deposits and ultimately produce useful end products that will enhance economic development in Namibia.

Topics for discussion at the conference include new insights and challenges facing the exploration and mining sector, especially with respect to the application of new exploration techniques and strategies to locate new mining targets.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.