mining float.jpgDiamond Mining Company (DMC) is set to inject over US$10 million into its operations with the aim of improving the capacity of one of the plant from 200 tonnes to at least 400 tonnes of ore per hour.

The joint venture firm between Pure Diamonds and Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC), which is on an ambitious upgrade of its existing infrastructure, is optimistic the investment will increase the plant’s efficiency, create more employment opportunities and increase revenue to the fiscus.

Briefing members of the local Civil Society and journalists on a recent two day familiarisation tour of the diamond mining fields in Marange, DMC Assistant Recovery Manager, Mr. El-Ali Mohammed noted that the bulk of the investment will go towards the acquisition of key production infrastructure.

Meanwhile, the DMC also announced its intention to enhance its corporate social investment through the refurbishment of existing schools and clinics as well as construction of a community centre in the area.

The mining firm was recently confirmed KP compliant by KPCS monitors Mark van Bockstael and Abbey Chikane, bringing to four the number of compliant companies in Marange.