DR Congo: Miners offer proposals to tackle power deficit


Issue 295 - 26 Feb 2015 | 3 minute read

In its latest annual report, the Congolese Chamber of Mines has come up with proposals to help tackle the power shortages that are hampering output. According to the report, 2014 copper production reached a record 1,029,800 tonnes, 12.6% higher than 2013, and more than three times the 2008 output. But at the same time, the report warned: “If production is to exceed 1m t/yr consistently, it is essential that the deficit in electricity supply is overcome.” Production growth was supported by power imports from Zambia, and the report said significant production increases in Democratic Republic of Congo could not be envisaged unless domestic power supply improved.

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