By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- Zimbabwe slates to stabilize a base metal refinery in 2025 and a valuable metals refinery by 2027 to distill platinum from all the state’s platinum mines, according to the Mines Minister – Winston Chitando.
Coming up, prior to a parliamentary committee on Mines and Mining Development, Chitando explained, meetings between his ministry, the Chamber of Mines and Platinum Producers Association are taking place with respect to prepping of the refineries.
“The platinum players have made a commitment that by 2025 there will be a base metal refinery and by 2027 there will be a precious metal refinery and that position has not changed, it’s still on course,” Chitando noted.
He announced, the platinum creators had committed an international consultant to give guidance on the enactment of the refineries.
“There will be a platinum symposium which will be held early next year where that consultant will be coming in and it will be an open forum,” Chitando let out.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent
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