The Mining sector, the key to transforming the national economy for the benefit of all actors
Symposium Mines Guinea an integral part of improving the Guinean mining business environment
SMG 2017 will be an ideal platform for the Government of the Republic of Guinea to promote the reforms that are currently in process, thereby making the Guinean mining sector the most investor friendly mining destination in Africa:
- Building institutional capacity by training the mining administration to be more responsive to the needs of the investors
- Improving the capturing and availability of mining geological data
- Modernizing and cleaning up the mining cadastre (149 mining permits were recently withdrawn)
- Unveiling the One stop shop Facility for business procedures that will simplify and speed up the processing of licenses, permits and other approvals for mining and infrastructure projects, saving mining operators time and money. The next step will simplify and expedite the licensing process and procedures to ensure a client-friendly computerized OSS.
- Catalysing the transformation and value addition to local minerals
- Strengthening the dialogue between stakeholders: Government, local communities and mining companies.
- Creating local expertise in the workforce and Guinean SME’s thereby attract more investment in the country.
- Reinforcing the legislative, regulatory & fiscal framework including the mining code (2013) EITI (certified since 2014), the Kimberly Process and local content policy framework.
- Increasing energy supply; the opening of the Kaleta hydroelectric dam in 2015 resolved a capacity shortfall that had for 50 years prevented the country from reaching its full potential. 550-MW Souapiti hydropower project is in construction (US$1.5 billion project) and will double the country’s power supply when complete.
- Communicating clearly and transparently with all stakeholders through the Ministry Website: mines.gov.gn and Contract Review Portal: contratsminiersguinee.org
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2017
• Stronger focus on renewable energy projects
• We will take a closer look at investable power and mining projects in the region
• A session is dedicated to local skills development for economic growth
• A discussion on how large power users can increase productivity and add to the power grid through strategic IPPs and PPPs
• Consideration will be given to how the mining industry can be substantiated and supported by creating a solid local manufacturing sector
WHAT MAKES ZIMEC UNIQUE
• Established high-level international event promoting and focusing on the Zambian mining and energy sectors
• Unrivalled networking opportunity, featuring numerous social functions
• Attended by the top decision makers from both private and public sectors
• The 2016 event was host to 300 visitors, 235 delegates, 43 exhibitors, 35 speakers, 22 media partners and 4 sponsors
• Excellent global media coverage
• Outcomes from discussions at the event will be used additional information to assist the further development of both sectors
Santiago, Región Metropolitana
Mapla-Mantemin 2017 will present the development of emerging technologies and best practices in asset management of mining equipment maintenance and the impact on productivity.
In addition, the conference will be an opportunity to learn about how emerging technologies can contribute to the integration of maintenance and operations which is key for operational continuity and value increase of the mining business.
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