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Kabul to have its biggest iron melting factory

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Kabul to have its biggest iron melting factory

The foundation stone of Afghanistan’s largest iron melting factory was laid in Kabul on Wednesday.

Known as the “Khan Steel”, the factory is established by an Afghan investor, Khan Mohammad Wardak, who has invested USD 120mn in the project.

“The factory has the capacity to melt 3 hundred tons of iron daily,” said Khan Mohammad.

The National Unity Government praised this investment and pledged to provide support to the factory.

“The government is ready to provide favorable investment climate for investors to strengthen the nation’s economy,” said Economy Minister Abdul Satar Murad.

There are currently 13 iron melting factories operating in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan is endowed with massive riches of iron, with the country’s ore resources has been listed among the biggest iron mines of the world. The following are the largest iron ores in Afghanistan.

  1. Hajigak Iron Mine
  2. Sia Dara Iron Mine
  3. Khakriz Iron Mine
  4. Siajar Iron Mine
  5. Formarkh Iron Mine
  6. Zirak Iron Mine
  7. Kish Iron Mine

For further information on Afghanistan’s iron mines, please visit the following link:


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