Diamond Route Centre Presents Opportunities

| January 21, 2015

Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines recently opened the Diamond Route Centre located inside the Orapa Game Park.

When officiating at the event, the Diamond Route trustee, Mr Nicky Oppenheimer said the Diamond Route was an international venture, which was all about biodiversity conservation, education and sustainable opportunities from the De Beers group of Companies Oppenheimer and Son and Ponahalo Investments.

Mr Oppenheimer also shared that the Diamond Route initiative was started by his wife and had grown from strength to strength, saying it comprised 10 sites covering over 250 000 hectares.

Mr Oppenheimer indicated that the diamond route stretched from the Karoo of Namaqualand at South Africa’s west coast, to the Venetia’s Limpopo Nature Reserve at South Africa ‘s northern border.

The Diamond Route Trustee expressed his gratitude when noting that, now it also springs right up to the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana with the inclusion of the Orapa Game Park.

Mr Oppenheimer said it gives him a great honor to note to you all that The Diamond Route grew out of the mining business driven by passionate people all demonstrating the goods that Diamonds do .

Speaking at the event the outgoing General Manager of OLDM Dr Adrian Gale, also a Diamond Trustee, said they shall promote biodiversity, culture heritage conservation practices, facilitatite scientific research, develop employees, and train the community and avail education opportunities.

Dr Gale went on to mention that this shall be done through engaging in environmental awareness and involvement with employees and the communities.

The highlighted that all will, practice and live sound environmental safety and health management practices thus promoting the contribution of the diamond Route through effective communication and tourism.

This event marks another diamonds for Development milestone for Debswana- OLDM which prides itself with the vision of the outgoing General Manager, Dr Adrian Gale of “Orapa Today Boteti Tomorrow”.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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