75% of Swaziland’s population rely on subsistence farming with the country’s prime trading partner being South Africa. Plans to construct a pipeline in parallel with the natural gas pipeline are being set-up. The Petroleum pipeline will be designed to bring all the imported petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin. Investigation on establishing a refinery is also being conducted.
Banking in Swaziland
Swaziland’s economy is diversified, with agriculture, forestry and mining accounting for roughly 13% of GDP, manufacturing represents 37% of GDP and services – with government services in the lead – constituting 50% of GDP. The currency used in the country is Swazi lilangeni.
Mining in Swaziland
Swaziland’s government has embraced the idea that small scale mining (SSM) operations may provide additional rural livelihoods opportunities for Swazi Citizens.
Engineering in Swaziland
Swazi Rail operates its railroads that run east to west and north to south. The Goba line (east – west rail), makes it possible to export majority of its goods from Swaziland through the Port of Maputo in Mozambique. Swaziland possesses potential energy resources in the form of hydro-power, biomass and over two hundred million tonnes of coal deposits.
Oil & Gas in Swaziland
Swaziland’s government is planning a partnership with a private investor in order to retain control over the supply of petroleum products. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy takes overall responsibility for national oil matters.