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PROPOSED PROGRAMME FOR

MINING OPERATIONS



2.1



lntroduction



Arab Contractors Limited is a Zambian registered company under the Company Registration



Act. The company has established operations in Egypt and Nigeria, with recent contracts

extended to East and Central



Aliica. The company is actively involved in construction and civil



works with a dedicated and experienced team



of



shareholders. Recently Arab Contractors



Limited was awarded a number of construction and civil works contracts in Zambia, a number of



which are within Lusaka and Central Provinces. To meet the contractual obligations, the

company would require large volumes of quarry products.



It is from this background that the company herein applies for

area covered by Prospecting License



a Large



Mining License over the



No. 19393-HQ-LPL.



,.

Upon grant of the license, Arab Contractors Limited intends to start quarrfng operations at



t.he



identified site within the tenement. The company will invest an initial sum of more than USD



l0m mainly on capital plant and equipment, with a further USD 2m in operation costs for



the



initial two (2) year period. The quarry operations will run on minimal mechanisation, whist

utilizing locally available skilled and unskilled human resource as much as practically possible.

As much a matter of policy, and as a part of its operate social responsibility , Arab Contractors



will



be committed to contributing positively to the local and regional economic growth through



the quarrying project at Ngwenya Area in Kafue District.



a



With increasing demand on quaruy aggregates, the company plans to run the quany throughout

the year whilc maintaining sulficient stock piles to cover for the planned plant maintenance

period.



h



as much as practically possible, the company



Management Plan (EMP) herein outline.



will remain committed to the Environmental



2.2



Summary of Programme of Operation

Period

Activit-v



Estimated



Start

Prospectjn!! works



2.2.1



Cost



End



Works



Fcb 2014



lAPri'20r4

\4obilisalion



Comments



March 2014



June 2014



lr,*o

t2. 0(x)



for



phase



I



works for phase



II to be



commenced



Mobilisation for quarrying operations commenced

during prospecting



Procurcmcnt



2.2.3



of Plant &



I4



Fcbruarv 2014



JUnC lU



January 201,1



February



-s,000



Commcnced during prospecting



3,500



Meeting conductcd rvith stakeholdcrs, forestry



Equipment



Consultative mectings with



20t4



Stakcholdcrs



department, Zambia Environmental Managemcnt



Agency, Kalue District Council, Ministry of



Agriculture, Ministry



of Land,



Chiefs



reprcsentatives and locAl community.



!=



of



Identification

households



for



affected



January 2014



janlarv 2014



2, (n)0



No households wcre identified



February 2014



February



2,500



Survey



1,000



EPB lor quarrying operalions was prepared by



possiblc



relocation



Survey



2.2.6



of



tenement



and



Environmcntal Project Brief



I



was donc



20l4



pegging



2.2.1



ofthc proposed site



Dccember



20ll



EPB Ceneral Mining area



Fcbruary



consultant Tropical Environmental Management



2014



Expcrts and sllbiritted to ZEMA.



))a



Casting of



Crusher



Februarv 2014



March 2014



150, 000



and Crushing

Plant assembly , clearing of

stock piling area &

Foundation



Site for Crushing Plant identified and crushing

plant components delivered.



construction slab

Construction and civil works,



2.2.9



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N4arch 2014



April 2014



350,000



Location for crushing plant construction sited



Office Block, Workshop &

Wash bay, Stores



rooms,



Ablution Block, First Aid

Clinic, Weigh Bridgc,

Station



&



Fuel



Gen-Set room.



Security fence irnd Cate

2.2. r 0



Over burdcn rcmoval



2.).t



Quarr,ving &



I



Operations



Crushing



April 2014



April 2014



2,500



April



On-going



As per Annex



Opcn



pit mining



location



expected at the identified pit



2.3



Processing and Crushing



The operations at the site



plant



will



consist



will



be concentrated at the open pit and crushing plant. The crushing



of crusher, multiple



screen and discharge conveyors



will be



crushing plant, quarry material will be olf loaded directly into the feeder, which



Primary Jaw Crusher. From the Jarv Crusher the crushed material



will then be conveyed on conveyor belts to



At



the



feed into the



will be conveyed via



conveyor belt into a Secondary Jaw Crusher where different quarry products



The products



will



used.



will



a



be produced.



storage areas awaiting collection by



clients. The oversize rocks in the vibrating screen will be routed to the impact crusher and sent

back to the Jaw Crusher for further crushing.



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2.4



Stock Piles and Waste Rocks Dumps (WRDs)



The project



will maintain stone



aggregate material on maximum five (5) stock piles based on



aggregate sizes at the conveyor tail-ends. The stock piles

points. The designated stock piling and Waste Rock area



will act as storage



and collection



will be approximately 0.40 hectares in



extent.



Though no substantial Over Burden operation



will bc done at the OMQ, a WRD will



be



maintained. Both Stock piles and WRDs will be located on the windward side so as to check on

dust effect on both personnel and general work environment.



3



The Stock piles and WRDs operated and maintained in adherence to the EMP outlined herein



2,5



Itrfrastructu re Development



Infrastructure development at the quarry site



will include



among others the lollowing:



Construction of main access road from the main road to the quarry sitc



Construction



ol Office Block, First Aid Clinic, Ablution Block, Work Shop &



Wash Bay, and Stores Rooms, Explosive Magazines, FueI Station, Gen-Set house,



Weigh Bridge, Security fence & Gate of bore hole.

Construction of Crushing plant and Stock pile concrete slab.



2.6



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Capital Plant and Equipment

Value (USD)



Condition



1



3,500,000



New'



Dump Trucks (Caterpillar725 )



4



1,360,000



New, Available



2.6.3



Excavator (Kutatsu)



2



800,000



New, Available



2.6.4



Sandvik Crawler Hydraulic Drill (DX700)



I



360,000



New, Available



2.6.5



FrontEnd-Loader (Kumatsu WA 470)



2



750,000



New, Available



2.6.6



Bull Dozcr (CAT D&R)



1



476.000



Nerv. Available



I



180,000



New



1



80,000



Ncrv, Available



New, Available



S/No.



Item Description



2.6.1



Sandvik Crusher Plant-200ph



2.6.2



Qu

I



antity



I



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2.6.7



Water Bowser



2.6.8



Gen-set



2.6.9



Gen-Set (85OkVA0



I



lr



2.6.10



Fuel Pumps and Tanks



2



45,000



Available



2.6.1 I



Metal Slorage Containers



2



20,000



Available



2.6.12



Weigh Bridge



I



50,000



New



2.7.13



Utility Trucks



2



70,000



Ncrv



2.7



(I



50kVA)



s 000



Safety and Safety



The safety and Health of the workforce, surrounding communities and the environment

considered to being one of the key to success in this project. As such a



is



full Safety and Health



programme will established and staffed in order to produce the required outcome. This will be in



line with current mine safety and health practices, and



will include providing



adequate medical



facilities to cater for emergencies whilst providing adequate access for all other medical needs.



In this regard, the project will coordinate adequately, and participate in all govemment



health



programmes conceming the local community with the responsible govemment departments in

Kafue District.



The project



will



also create awareness on HIV/AIDS, prevention, and HBC amongst the



employees and their families in collaborations with the DHMT.



2.8



Production Estimates



2.8.1



Introduction



Quanying operations at the site are planned to run throughout the year with I I months of

Crusher Plant operations, giving an allowance



ofone



(l)



year month shut down for planned



maintenance works. Following the climate pertain, pit production is planned for a 10 months



working period with annual crushing plant production estimated 315,000 tonnes. A crushing

month cover of 55% will be maintained at the Raw Materials stock pile.



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Lower utilization of the Crushing Plant is expected during the initial two years of PHASE I of

the project, with gradual increase starting from third (3'd) year ofoperations



2.8,2 Crushing Plant



(CP) Parameters



The CP will operate on raw material feed from the quarrying operations, and will run on

parameters as indicated below;



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o

.

r



Designed tonnes per hour



2OOTPH



Availability



85%



Utilization



60%



2.8.3 Pit Production

Production at the pit



will be generated by drilling



and blasting operations. The Sandvik DX700



Crawler Hydraulic Drill will be used to drill 76mm blast holes with Anfex/Emulsion and electric

detonators, and electrically blasted to break the granitic rock. Excavators



will be used to further



loosen the broken material, and loading onto Dump truck which would then haul material to the



Crushing Plant,



The pit production will be confined within the identified open pit sites in the designated blasting

area



ofextent approximately 40 hectares.



2.8.4 Crushing Plant (CP) Production

The Crushing Plant



will at the maximum produce aboul (5) range of quarry products depcnding



on demand. The following ranges will be produced at indicated portions. The products would be

conveyed to stock piles at conveyor tail-ends.



Quarry products ranges



o



Quarry Dust



5%



Omm-9.38mm



t5%



9.3



8mm



30%



12.5mm-18.75mm



30%



18.75mm



20%



The Crushing Plant



will be confined in a designated area ofextent approximately 0,70



hectares.



The CP has a pollution control kit, with the conveyor tail-ends fitted with water-sprays for dust

suppression.



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