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Bring fact-checked results to the top of your browser search. There are iron ore reserves, but these are no longer commercially mined.
Other minerals include bauxitecolumbite a black mineral of iron, manganese, and niobiumgoldand platinum, largely in the southern plateau region.
Mining employs a large segment of the population and provides a significant contribution to the national economy. Diamonds are mined by a few private companies and by vast numbers of private prospectors.
Mining methods range from mechanical grab lines with washing and separator plants to crude hand digging and panning. Many diamonds are found in river gravels, especially along the Sewa-Bafi river system. Official exports of Demise of bethlehem steel have declined dramatically since the s due to extensive smuggling and the depletion of reserves.
Internal instability left much of the diamond region in the hands of rebel forces throughout the s and early 21st century, thereby providing them with a lucrative source of funding for their rebellion.
The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution in July that banned the import of uncertified rough diamonds from Sierra Leone; the embargo was lifted in June Map illustrating the diamonds-for-weapons trade that took place in Africa near the end of the 20th century.
In the government reopened the mine at Marampa under the management of an Austrian company but soon encountered financial difficulties and suspended operations in The Sierra Leone Ore and Metal Company Sieromco began open-cast bauxite mining at Mokanji Hills in ; the ore was shipped to Europe for reduction and refining into aluminum.
Due to the dangers of operating in the midst of the civil war and to damage sustained during the early years of the conflict, the company ceased operations at the mine in and abandoned it in Rutile, found in the southwest, was exploited beginning in the mids by Sherbro Minerals Ltd. Electricity is generated primarily by thermal plants, which are supplemented by a few small hydroelectric installations, such as the Dodo hydroelectric power plant in the southeast.
Construction of the Bumbuna hydroelectric power plant on the Rokel Seli River, which began in the s, was interrupted by the civil war and did not resume until after the fighting had ended.
Manufacturing Industrialization is restricted largely to import substitution. Manufacturing is concentrated in Freetownand production is mainly of consumer goods, such as cigarettes, sugar, alcoholic beverages, soap, footwear, textiles, mineral fuels, and lubricants.
Although factories are small and generally employ fewer than 1, workers each, their role in economic diversification is important. Farther inland, industries are focused on the processing of agricultural and forest produce, such as ricetimber, and palm oil.
Traditional industries, such as fish curing and leatherwork, continue. The National Development Bank is charged with providing finances to investors within the country. The Sierra Leone Commercial Bank provides credit and technical assistance to farmers. Private commercial banks also exist in the country.
Foreign trade has expanded substantially since independence, although its character still reflects the colonial nature of the economy. An excessive reliance is placed upon a few primary products, most of which go to Belgium, the United Statesand Switzerland. Minerals and agricultural products account for the bulk of exports.
Imports, however, have become more diversified and include machinery, vehicles, fuel, and food products. Government revenue is derived from direct and indirect taxes. In addition to import and export taxes, the government can also rely on company, excise, income, and mining taxes for revenue.
Transportation A government railway was completed in as a means of opening the country to commerce and ensuring effective British occupancy. Byhowever, the railway had been phased out, leaving only a short rail line that linked the iron ore mine at Marampa with the port at Pepel. A road network, originally developed as a feeder system to the railway, has become the principal transport carrier.
The network is dominated by a series of highways radiating from Freetown to inland urban centres. The government launched a long-term program in the late s to modernize the road system to meet the needs of rapidly expanding traffic, but by the end of the 20th century the roads were in serious disrepair.
Reconstruction of the road network was a priority in the years after the end of the civil war. Inland waterways carry a considerable volume of mineral ores, piassava, and food products. Launches and sailing boats are important, especially on the southern route to Bonthe and the northern route to the Great and Little Scarcies.
Its facilities handle all imports and agricultural exports. Specialized ports include Niti, which handles all bauxite and rutile exports, and Bonthe, which exports agricultural products.
The international airport of Lungi is situated on the north bank of the Sierra Leone River opposite Freetown.The men and women who worked in the plant carried Bethlehem Steel for the last 30 years, keeping the plant going in spite of the ineptitude created by Martin Tower. Bethlehem Steel’s Demise Founded in , Bethlehem Steel was America’s second largest steel producer and largest shipbuilder.
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