Part of the Maputo-
South Africa railway
line before it was fully
Maputo, Mozambique —07 June 2013 – Coal production in Mozambique may total 50 million tonnes in 2020, which is practically ten times current production of 4.8 million tonnes, according to the organisers of the 4th International Conference on Energy and Coal.

Macauhub News Agency reports that the conference “’ due to be held in Maputo on 15 and 16 July “’ is an initiative of the International Mining and Metals Series (IMM). It will have a number of speakers, including Mozambique’s mining resources minister, Esperança Bias, who is expected to talk about use of Mozambique’s mining resources as a launch pad for sustainable development and promotion of economic integration.

According to figures published on the event’s official website, better times are expected for the Mozambican coal industry, which is why the conference is intended to be an opportunity for all sector players to analyse the latest developments of the international coal market and to take advantage of available subsidies for coal projects underway in Mozambique.

One of the issues that will be analysed relates to the implications of changes being made to sector legislation, specifically the Large Projects Law and the Mining Law.

The thorny issue of infrastructure “’ particularly renovation and construction of roads, ports and railways “’ will also be discussed at the conference, with the focus on the ports of Maputo, Beira and Nacala, especially in terms of their expansion plans. In Maputo’s case these plans outline expansion of capacity from 12 million tons at the moment to 50 million tons in 2030.

Source: Macauhub News Agency. For more information, click here.