By Lisa Masuku
THE country’s biggest mining, engineering and transport expo, Mine Entra is set to bounce back after a two year sabbatical with the showcase slated for next month at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre (ZIEC) in Bulawayo.
The specialised 25th edition of the mining, engineering and transport expo, Mine Entra, which provides a platform for local and international players to engage, will spring back to life from the 20th to the 22nd of July.
“We are happy to announce the return of the mining, engineering and transport showcase after a two year break due to the covid-19 pandemic. This comes after we have successfully held two big exhibitions, ZITF 2021 and ZITF 2022, so we are very excited about this opportunity once again. This year’s show will run from the 20-th to the 22nd of July under the theme “Explore, Extract, Expand towards sustainable mining value chains,” said Dr Nicholas Ndebele, ZITF Chief Executive Officer.
The showcase is expected to stir conversations towards rebuilding local mining value chains in an effort to transform the sector into a 12 billion United States dollar mining industry by 2023.
“We once again continue with our theme of value chain. The theme seeks to highlight the event as a platform for stakeholders to interact and engage in productive discussions in line with promoting the attainment of a US$12 billion mining industry by 2023.
The mining industry is one of the nation’s economic mainstays, contributing about 70 percent of the country’s foreign currency earnings.
By Lisa Masuku