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Welcome to the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum
The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) is the first port of call for all investors interested in Ethiopia’s mining or petroleum sectors.
The MoMP can direct you to the most up-to-date geodata available, guide you to the right legislation and regulations for your business, and help you apply for any licenses required.
The MoMP also provides straightforward guidance on how to go about investing in Ethiopia’s abundant natural resources.
Want to know more about Ethiopia’s natural resources? The best available geological data can be found here
Legislation and regulations
If you have any queries, please feel free to get in touch with us.
This page identifies the best person to contact for your set of interests.
Our Vision and Mission
Extraordinary extractives potential
These include petroleum, gold, gemstones, tantalum, potash, iron ore, and various industrial, energy and construction minerals. This extraordinary potential coupled with improving government policies and regulations means Ethiopia is now a priority destination for international mining and petroleum investors.
Modern Geodata to Support Exploration
The best publicly available geodata can be found here.
An Investor-Friendly Government
That is why Ethiopia delivers a regulatory regime that is transparent and predictable, and why it encourages both foreign and local mining companies to carry out exploration, development, and production according to their own plans and market conditions.
Our Investor Guide is designed to get you started on your path to investing in Ethiopia.