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Tanzania launches online mining cadastre portal

Tanzania: Tanzania has launched a public and online mining cadastre portal to strengthen the government”s capacity to manage the mineral sector.

The portal, which has been developed by information technology company Spatial Dimension, formed part of the World Bank supported Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources project (SMMRP).

“An online portal is the first step towards providing both local and international investors with an efficient mechanism to interact with the Ministry on a fair and transparent basis,” said Bill Feast, the MD of Spatial Dimension, which developed the cloud-based FlexiCadastre portal used in Tanzania.

“Many clients are now asking Spatial Dimension to include ‘self-service’ functionality into the portal while they wait for mining law and regulation updates to allow for a fully transactional system where all applications, payments, renewals and returns would be conducted online,” he added.

The portal site hosts some 67 000 mineral licences. The Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Mines is undertaking a full audit of all licences and asked stakeholders to engage with them should any data related issue be found.

Source: Mining Weekly