Premier African Minerals Limited (LON:PREM) says Zimbabwe's electricity company ZESA has started work to electrify the RHA tungsten mine ahead of a possible re-start of production.
RHA is now considered a priority project for the country’s government, Premier African added.
George Roach, chief executive, said: "We believe the value of the in-country funds provided by the Zimbabwe Government to support this project has still been generally misunderstood.
"For example, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority has now quoted to electrify the mine at a price which is only approximately 30% greater in RTGS dollars than the original quotation that was denominated in US$.
"And, approximately RTGS dollars 1 million has the ability to discharge debts of RHA previously incurred in Zimbabwe of approximately US$1million."