A Canadian company , Orca Gold, operating in Sudan’s mining sector, has pumped $330 million to expand its projects in Sudan in Block 14 in the River Nile state.
The company signed an agreement with the Sudanese Airports Company on Wednesday, allowing it to construct an airstrip in the company’s square at a cost of 7.5 million UAE dirhams.
The Minister of Minerals, Muhammad Bashir Abdullah, stressed during his speech at the signing ceremony to overcome all the difficulties and complications facing investment in the field of mining for all companies investing in this sector, describing the Canadian ORCA company as having a global reputation.
The minister added that they are working in the ministry on more than one level to remove obstacles that may face the company, pledging to create a smooth atmosphere.
For his part, the company’s strategic director in Africa, CarmoSonko, said that the expansion of the new projects –at a cost of $ 330 million– revealed that the company’s projects come for the benefit of the Sudanese people and government.
Sonko stressed that the project will provide large infrastructure in mining areas, as well as thousands of employment opportunities for Sudanese workers, in addition to benefits for investors.
In the same context, the director of the Sudanese Airports Company, Sir Al-Khatim Babiker, said that their bid to construct an AORCA airstrip was a motivation to provide technical work that would serve the civil aviation and mining sector.
Babiker stressed that the implementation of the runway will bein accordance with the technical requirements and specifications of the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority and global civil aviation.