Northern Province Minister Brian Mundubile says oil exploration project for block 31 in Northern Province will be launched next month.
Provincial Minister Brian Mundubile said Tullow Oil the company engaged to carry out the exploration exercise has since invited President Edgar Lungu to officially launch the project which will run for four years.
ZANIS reports that the provincial minister disclosed the development in an interview adding that the firm has also lined up a number of consultative meetings with different stakeholders in areas where the oil exploration will be conducted.
Mr. Mundubile , who is also Mporokoso Member of Parliament, said Tullow oil is scheduled to carry out intense desk and air studies over a period of six months hence the need for all stakeholders to fully understand the project.
And the provincial minister has revealed that his office will engage Tullow Oil Company to consider introducing specialized courses at trades and skills training schools in the province as part of their social responsibility programmes.