BUJUMBURA January 10th (ABP) – The Minister of Hydraulics, Energy and Mines Mr. Ibrahim Uwizeye announced on Thursday January 6, 2022 that 363,346 kg of minerals have been exported, during a review of major achievements during the first semester of 2021-22, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
In that energy and mining sector, according to the Minister of Hydraulics, Energy and Mines, there has been the strengthening and development of the mining, quarrying and petroleum sector in a project for the traceability of minerals from 363,346 kg of minerals exported, 274,936 kg of labeled 3Ts ores, 26 sites inspected and 9 certificates from the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), which were issued.
Minister Uwizeye said that in the project to assess mineral and quarry export sites, 261 sites are assessed including 84 sites in the North, 16 sites in the East, 51 for quarries in the Center. 67 sites in the West and 43 sites for quarries in the South.
He further indicated that for the revision of the texts governing the mining and quarrying sector of Burundi, the draft mining policy is being revised and once adopted will follow the process of adoption of the revised mining code and analyzed by the Cabinet meeting.
For the formalization and supervision of activities in the mining and quarrying sector, administrative and technical supervision descents were held, 280 sites monitored and supervised, 390 cases registered and only one company, COMEBU which is in operation, according to the Minister of hydraulic, energy and mining.