USAID awards new GPS units to Afghan Ministry of Mines
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Cadastre Department at the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum eight new GPS units that allow coordinates to be recorded digitally instead of having to write them down, saving time and preventing errors.
The training and new GPS units were provided through USAID’s Mining Investment and Development for Afghan Sustainability (MIDAS) program, which supports the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum to develop the mining industry.
Support is provided in the areas of legal reform, technical training, mineral exploration, and business development.
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