RMB gears up for switch to digitalization of the mining sector

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RMB staff have started training on GIMCS under its development phase

Whether you are an investor applying for a license or looking for Rwanda’s mining or geological information, it is going to be just a matter of click. 

This is in line with Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board initiative to leap into digitalization of the mining sector.

An integrated Geological Information and Mining Cadaster System (GIMCS) has been developed to serve as an online one-stop center for geological and mining data management and information sharing.

Staff members of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board kicked off, on Monday 13 September, the training to use the newly created online one-stop center under its development phase.

GIMCS will increase effectiveness in service delivery

The GIZ sponsored system features a wide range of services including different types of license applications, handling of geodata information remotely, and digitalization of mining and geological information located in its physical archives among others.

GIMCS will see Rwanda’s geodata and mineral licensing process become more accessible, transparent and efficient.

This online one-stop center for geological and mining data management and information will increase effectiveness in service delivery.

With GIMCS many services are set to be available online

GIMCS will also serve as national digital geological database showcasing Rwanda’s geology and mineral resources. This is deemed essential for attracting foreign and local investment in the mining sector of Rwanda.

The establishment of GIMCS is a cornerstone in professionalizing the mining sector.