Diamond production reaches over 3 million carats

  • Diamonds from Angola
Luanda - Diamond production in the country from January to April of this year totalled 3.1 million carats, or 34 percent, the director of the Planning and Statistics Office of the Ministry for Mineral Resources, Alexandre Garrett said Wednesday.

Taking into account the situation experienced due to the Covid-19 pandemic, amongst others, the official, who was speaking at the Banking and Mining Forum, said that the figure presented was reasonable.

In his opinion, the country will continue to support producers to increase production of that ore, with a view to reaching a production target of 9.4 million kilos of diamonds by 2022.

The National Development Plan (PDN/2018- 2022) establishes, for the mining sector, several objectives that are linked to diamonds, gold, ornamental rocks, dolomitic limestone, among others.

On the occasion, the chairperson of the board of directors of the Geological Institute of Angola (IGA), Canga Xaquivuila, stressed that his institution exists to, among other objectives, enhance and value the important mineral resources of the country.

Taking into account the situation experienced due to the Covid-19 pandemic, amongst others, the official, who was speaking at the Banking and Mining Forum, said that the figure presented was reasonable.

In his opinion, the country will continue to support producers to increase production of that ore, with a view to reaching a production target of 9.4 million kilos of diamonds by 2022.

The National Development Plan (PDN/2018- 2022) establishes, for the mining sector, several objectives that are linked to diamonds, gold, ornamental rocks, dolomitic limestone, among others.

On the occasion, the chairperson of the board of directors of the Geological Institute of Angola (IGA), Canga Xaquivuila, stressed that his institution exists to, among other objectives, enhance and value the important mineral resources of the country.