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Gold exploration in the municipality of Chipindo, which is 456 kilometres north of Lubango, the capital of Angola’s Huíla province, will resume in January 2019, the local administrator recently announced.
Daniel Salupassa, speaking during a visit that the provincial governor, Luís Nunes, made to the exploration area, noted that following completion of prospecting work in 2017 the project is in the final phase of an economic feasibility study.
João Nunes, project manager for mining company Demang, the company that will explore the concession, said holes had been drilled in an area of 674 square kilometres, and equipment is already being built in South Africa.
The investment made by Demang is currently estimated at US$5 million, according to Nunes, quoted by the Angop news agency.
With an area of 3,898 square kilometres, the municipality of Chipindo has an estimated population of 64,700. (macauhub)