Government in Geological Mapping Project

Blantyre, The Government of Malawi through the Ministry of Natural Resources Energy and Mining is in the process of implementing a Geological Mapping and Mineral Assessment Project (GEMMAP), the Malawi News Agency (MANA) has learnt.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Natural Resources on Monday, the project is being funded by the French government.

This is a five year program running up to 2021 and will be implemented by the Geological Survey Department (GSD) and Department of Mines (DOM), the statement reads in part.

The main objective of the project is to support the Geological Survey Department and the mining sector by advancing geological knowledge and capacity building.

The implementation of GEMMAP is consistent with the Government of Malawi’s development blueprint and the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS), says the Ministry in the statement.

Geoscientists from the Geological Survey Department and the Consortium will conduct field surveys across the country.

The survey commenced on 24 April in the Southern Region in Nsanje and Chikwawa Districts.

Source: Malawi News Agency � MANA