Gold detector devices assembly plant has been inaugurated in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.
The plant owned by the Dubai based Al Hilali Group assembles the gold detector devices by partnering with Minelab Metal Detectors of Australia.
Petroleum and Bio-fuel Corporation (EMPBC) CEO, Mulugeta Seid indicated that the aim of establishing the assembly plant is to help artisan gold miners to explore wider areas in a modern way.
The use of these state-of-the-art technologies by artisan miners would rescue the falling earnings from gold in the country.
The Company will supply its products to the local at reasonable price and export to East African countries, as well.
Geological surveys conducted on minerals in Ethiopia have shown that the East African nation has a vast amount of mineral resources including gold.
According to the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, the local assembly of the device will help to ease the burden on gold mining activities in Ethiopia.