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Afghanistan hosts 2-day international summit on energy in Dubai

Afghanistan is hosting a 2-day international summit in Dubai city with an aim to attract investors in the energy sector of Afghanistan. Organized by the US Embassy in Kabul and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the

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Afghan government signs 86 mining contracts with private companies

The Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum has signed 86 mining contracts with different private sector companies during the past four months. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Kabul, Ministry spokesperson Mohaiuddin Noori said 86 contracts for small and

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Only 4% of Afghanistan’s natural gas and oil territory being exploited

Contracts for only 10,316 kilometers of Afghanistan’s natural gas and oil reserves have been signed off, said Deputy Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Jawed Sadat. Addressing the first Inter-Ministerial Commission for Energy meeting in Kabul on Wedsneday, Sadat said Afghanistan

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Afghan government awards AGMC license to develop copper deposit

Afghan Gold & Minerals Company (AGMC) has won the license to develop a big copper deposit in the northwestern Afghanistan. The company was named preferred bidder for the Balkhab copper exploration license, one of the three gold and copper exploration

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Afghan Ministry of Mines working to bring transparency in the mining contracts

Speaking at a conference in Kabul, Mines Minister Waheedullah Shahrani acknowledged that many of the mining agreements are marred by flaws and technical imperfections. Minister Shahrani linked the inaccuracies in the contracts with the ministry’s poor capacity and lack of

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