OPUWO: The General Manager of the Namibia East China Non-Ferrous Investment, Ming Li, says his company has already started sharing skills and experience with Namibians in different areas of mining.
Ming told Nampa on enquiry Friday that his company signed an agreement with the University of Namibia (Unam) in November last year to take on its geology students for job attachments or field work at their exploration sites.
The agreement was signed by Professor Lazarus Hangula, the vice chancellor of Unam, and Professor Shao Yi, the director-general of Namibia East China Non-Ferrous Investment.
“We had already trained and given assistance to nine Unam students pursuing the geology profession this year at our facilities,” added Ming.
He said his company is providing basic allowances, food and accommodation to all students that undergo internship at their facilities.
Ming said they also provide scholarship funds for Namibian students doing Master and Doctorate degrees in mining, of which two students have benefited since 2010.
Namibia East China Non-Ferrous Investment has eight exploration projects in Namibia.
These projects explore zink, iron ore, copper, and lead, and are situated at Otavi, Grootfontein, Okahandja, Omaruru, Sesfontein, Omuramba, Rosh Pinah and Rehoboth.