The United Arab Emirates has drafted a map of the mineral and agricultural wealth of the Congo, official sources told PANA on Thursday.
“The project should fill the gap noted in the mining and agricultural sectors,” said businessman Mejera Ahmad, chair of a delegation of Emirati businessmen to Congo when they presented the map to Congolese president Denis Sassou N’Guesso.
He said the map should facilitate a better location of minerals and agricultural potentials in the country and help identify future investments and the sectors of activities to develop.
Congo has huge mining activities being implemented, including the poly-metals of Boko-Songho, in the department of Bouenza, the iron deposits of Bambama, Zanaga and Mayoko, in the Lékoumou and Niari, phosphates and uranium projects in Mengo in the Kouilou, in the south of the country, and gold in Kellé and Mbomo, in the Cuvette-Ouest, in the north of the country.
The map would also help to improve the business environment and the diversification of the development sector, such as oil and forest.