President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday launched the strategic roadmap to the achievement of a US$12 billion mining industry by 2023 at the Rainbow Towers in Harare.
In his address, President Mnangagwa stated that mining was key to attaining Vision 2030 and that the industry had the potential to sustain other sectors of the economy if put to good use. He said:
The objective of this strategic roadmap is to facilitate the exploitation processes of the country’s minerals throughout their entire value chain that is from exploration, mining metallurgical processing, value addition and beneficiation.
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For the US$12 billion mining industry to be achieved, there is a need to provide the requisite infrastructure that includes roads, rail, water and electricity, he said.
President Mnangagwa also urged the public and private sectors to work together for the vision to be attainable.