(Business in Cameroon) - Cameroon will from May 29 to 31, 2013 organize an international conference on the country’s mining industry, CIMEC at the conference centre in Yaoundé, indicated the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development, Dr Calistus Gentry Fuh in a press briefing last Wednesday.
The conference, according to Dr Calistus Gentry Fuh, is amid at selling the potential of Cameroon’ mining sector, attract foreign investment, and pull laboratories, well and poll companies to locate in Cameroon.
Only 40 % of Cameroon’s sub soil has been explored and 150 exploration permits have been granted, according to the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development.
Professionals in the mining sector, investors, analysts in laboratories, specialists in extraction, training and funding are awaited at CIMEC. And, debates, exhibitions from industries linked to the mining sectors and other partner on their knowhow is planned among other things.
Ongoing mining projects in the country include Mbalam Iron ore with Cam-Iron, bauxite in Ngaoundal and Minim Martap, with Cameroon Alumina Limited, Cobalt-Nickel-Manganese with Geovic and Mobilong diamond with C&K Mining among others.