LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow) —Ministry of Natural Resources Energy and Mining will launch the much awaited countrywide high resolution airborne geophysical data on August 20, 2015 in the capital Lilongwe.
Mr Levison Undi, Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Department of Mines in Ministry of Natural Resources Energy and Mining says Minister Mr Bright Msaka will officially preside over the ceremony at Bingu International Conference Center (BICC).
The Geological Surveys Department in the ministry says it has been conducting a countrywide high resolution airborne geophysical survey with the aim of acquiring new geophysical data which will give prospective investors to appreciate what the country has on stock on minerals ready exploration.
“The Government of Malawi through the Ministry of Natural Resources Energy and Mining has been conducting a countrywide high resolution airborne geophysical survey with the aim of acquiring new geophysical data,” says the statement
“This exercise is within a component under the Mining Governance and Growth Support Project (MGGSP) which is co-financed by World Bank and European Union. The survey commenced on 23rd September, 2013 with the process of data acquisition using low flying fixed wing aircraft such that by 28th June, 2015 the final geophysical data was submitted to the Ministry.
“The Department of Geological Surveys of Malawi partnered with Sander Geophysics Limited of Canada and British Geological Surveys international in the implementation of this important survey.
“The Ministry would therefore like to inform the general public and prospective investors in the mineral sector that the geophysical data can now be accessed from the Geological Surveys Department from 24th August, 2015”, reads the statement.
Undi says the survey data is “very paramount” to all investors in the mining industry as will be able to know exactly where minerals are located for exploration.