Botswana to transform into global diamond centre

source: Mmegi
Frederick Kebadiretse
Staff Writer

Botswana will soon transform into a global diamond centre from being a leading diamond producer by value, says Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR), Dr. Ponatshego Kedikilwe.

Kedikilwe said this at a groundbreaking event of a new diamond cutting and polishing factory owned by Laurelton Diamonds Botswana (LDB) at the diamond technology park last week. He said all 16 licensed cutting and polishing factories are in operation, and significant downstream activities such as jewellry manufacturing and ancillary services are in the pipeline.

He said pursuant to the objective of establishing a Botswana Diamond Centre, he undertook a trip to [continue reading]

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