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SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES PROJECT (SMMRP)
IDA CREDIT 4584 – TA

SCOPE OF THE PROJECT
The Government of Tanzania, through the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM), has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for implementation of the Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project (SMMRP). The development objective of the proposed Project is to improve the socio-economic impacts of mining for Tanzania and Tanzanians, and Government capacity to manage the mineral sector and enhance local and foreign investments.

PROJECT COMPONENTS
For easy coordination, The Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project (SMMRP) has four components, namely:
A. Improving the Benefits of the Mineral Sector for Tanzania by addressing small-scale and artisanal mining, linkage of the mineral sector with local economies and development of human resource for the mineral sector;
B. Strengthening governance and transparency in mining by supporting policy and legal review, and focused public awareness campaigns; strengthen institutional capacity of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM) to manage the mineral sector and its linkage with other government institutions;
C. Stimulating Mineral Sector Investment through upgrading of geologic information; strengthening the Information and Promotion Unit at the Ministry of Energy and Minerals and to improve public awareness and promotion of the mineral sector; and
D. Project Coordination and Management which entails supporting operations of the Project Management Team (PMT), Geological Survey of Tanzania (GST) GST, Project Steering Committee (PSC) and the Project Technical Committee (PTC).

THE ROLE OF THE GST IN THE SMMRP PROJECT

The Geological Survey of Tanzania has been assigned to implement portions of component C above.
Airborne Geophysical Survey
Together with a consultant, GST personnel shall monitor the contractor during the airborne geophysical survey. GST will also ensure the contractor gets all necessary help throughout the project. GST personnel will participate in the data processing.

Geological and Geochemical Mapping
The following activities shall be executed during the project:

  • Assessment and interpretation of the existing geological, geochemical, remote sensed and geophysical information of the areas to be surveyed;
  • Carrying out detailed geological, geochemical as well as conducting ground geophysical survey follow-up over selected areas with favorable geological conditions for the existence of mineral resources;
  • Processing and interpreting the field geo-data acquired;
  • Integrating the geological and geochemical data to the information/data obtained from the airborne geophysical survey and ground geophysical follow-up to generate project products and publish the findings; Develop geoscientific inventory and mineral resources assessment to attract potential investors in mineral exploration and mine development.


Fig.1:Proposed Areas for Conducting Geochemical Survey