THE Mineral Value Chain Monitoring Project (MVCMP) has commenced the piloting of the Online Export Permit Application System with the major mines of the Copperbelt and North-western regions.

The Export Permit Module, which is one of key components of the Mineral Output Statistical Evaluation System (MOSES) was introduced to the selected mines at Stakeholder Workshop held recently at Kitwe’s Sherbourne Hotel. The MVCMP Team thereafter, installed the system and conducted training at the selected mines.

The mines that are piloting the Export Permit Moduule include Konkola Copper Mine (KCM), Mopani Copper Mine, Chambishi Metals, Chambish Copper Smelter, Kansanshi Copper and Gold Mine, CMMC Luanshya Copper Mine, and SINO Metals.

Once fully developed, the Export Permit Application Module will allow the mining companies to apply for mineral export permit from the comfort of their offices as opposed to them travelling to Lusaka to submit the applications.