MTE Prob­lem solves for mines – Mac­na­mara

Zambian Business Times - - MINING - By James Nyirenda

Min­ing and Tech­ni­cal Ex­hi­bi­tions (MTE) op­er­a­tions man­ager An­drew Mac­na­mara has said the min­ing expo is im­per­a­tive as it brings to­gether var­i­ous sup­pli­ers of the min­ing in­dus­try.

He said this year's event has at­tracted about 40 sup­pli­ers who have dif­fer­ent prod­ucts and ser­vices in engi­neer­ing, safety, min­ing, in­stru­men­ta­tion and se­cu­rity.

Speak­ing to ZBT news at this year's one-day min­ing and tech­ni­cal expo held at Nkana Cricket Club in Kitwe, Mac­na­mara stated that it is ex­tremely im­por­tant to the min­ing sec­tor as they are be­ing ex­posed to new tech­nol­ogy and im­prov­ing on their ef­fi­ciency.

He said the ex­hi­bi­tions have al­ready been held in all the coun­tries in South­ern re­gion and here in Zam­bia about K300,000 has been spent on all lo­gis­tics, and more than 200,000 vis­i­tors specif­i­cally the min­ing com­pa­nies have man­aged to come through the stands.

“This is not ap­pli­ca­ble to some­one from the streets, it is highly tech­ni­cal. It is an an­nual event. We have done it here for ten years and will keep im­prov­ing on ex­hi­bi­tions and bring the most rel­e­vant sup­pli­ers for the mines. They tell us the prob­lem, we pro­vide so­lu­tion,” he said.

Mac­na­mara fur­ther said cop­per prices at the mo­ment are fa­vor­able and MTE will con­tinue to keep strong re­la­tion­ships with the mines through cre­at­ing a strong link with pro­cure­ment of­fi­cers, en­gi­neers and man­agers.

He said a team of tech­nocrats came to Zam­bia from South Africa in Fe­bru­ary to talk to the mines man­age­ment about the event which has re­ceived a good re­sponse from lo­cal ex­hibitors and price for the stand was K10,000.

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