Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines has extended the life of its Nchanga copper mine by more than ten years after improvements to the operation.

Konkola Copper Mines spokesperson Rahul Kharkar said the company has extended the life of the mine in line with the strategic decisions taken in recent years, including outsourcing 80% of its operations and maintenance activities.

Konkola Copper Mines is owned by Vedanta Resources.