|Project Details||Vedanta owns 79% of the mining operations in Zambia. On average it takes about 100 tones of ore to produce 1 tonne of copper. |
Current production is 2 MTPA, to be increased to 7.5 MTPA. The KDMP also includes the commissioning of a 6 MTPA concentrator. Since 2004, it has invested $2.7 billion in Konkola, upgrading mining facilities and increasing its resource base.
The company’s website reports that these operations delivered 160,000 tonnes of integrated copper production in the financial year 2013 and 216,000 tonnes of total finished copper production.
|Type of Population||Urban|
|Potential Affected Population||125 households (approx.)|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||Konkola Copper Mines|
Vedanta from United Kingdom
Government of the Republic of Zambia
|Relevant government actors||Zambian government |
|International and Financial Institutions||The World Bank (WB) from United States of America |
International Monetary Fund (FMI)
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||African Human Rights Watch, Foil Vedanta, The Development Education Community Project ( NGO), Catholic Diocese of Ndola, Chingola Deanary (Faith based Movement), Southern Africa Resource Watch, Action Aid Zambia|