Jindal Africa’s presence in Tanzania is one of continual growth and expansion. The team is focused on exploration activities in coal, copper and iron ore and has recently received its licence for the mining of copper in Kilimanjaro on a 300-hectare site.
The company has also acquired 10 Special Mining Licences for coppers reserves and is considering establishing a cement and power plant to make best use of its limestone reserves.
Opportunities in the mining and exploration of copper have also been realised through 12 outstanding concessions and a majority stake in an alluvial mine.
Recognising its responsibility to communities within which it operates, Jindal Africa has built medical and education facilities in the villages, improved road infrastructure and planted more than 60 000 trees.
This Indian Ocean Island boasts a treasure chest of limestone, providing Jindal Africa with access to more than 1-billion tonnes containing steel-grade deposits. Current plans include establishing a cement plant in the country, while also exporting the raw material to its steel plants in India that have a requirement of about 2-million tonnes a year.
Future plans involve developing a port allied to the cement plant, while also investigating the prospect of mining precious stones on this mineral-rich island.