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Afghan Parliamentarian Forum in India on Natural Resource Management

A three-day parliamentarian natural resource management forum lead by the Afghanistan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI) was held in Delhi, India from May 17-May 19. The event was organized by the Afghan-German Cooperation program for the promotion of good governance

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Afghan mining sector promoted in Toronto, Canada

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) and the Afghan Embassy in Ottawa promoted the Afghan Mining sector at the world’s leading convention and investor exchange event on mineral exploration and exploitation: the

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Workshops on role of gender in mining sector held in Kabul, Balkh and Herat

Three workshops on the role of gender in the mining sector were held in Kabul, Balkh and Herat. In total, 60 male and female employees of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) participated in the trainings. The activity was

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Afghan, Iran ink agreement in mining sector

Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to cooperate in the field of exploration and exploitation of mines in Afghanistan and its export to other countries. An agreement to that effect was signed between Afghan Minister of Mines Petroleum Dawood Shah Saba

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Afghan Finance Ministry looking at agriculture and mining sectors for revenue boost

The Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) has expressed optimism about progress in the mining and agricultural sectors to compensate for the loss of revenue in the first three months of this year’s fiscal year. According to the Ministry officials, collection

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Nangarhar mines revenue generation to hit 300mn AFN this year

Mines department officials in reported that the department has collected up to 260mn in revenue in the past 11 months from the mining sector in eastern Nangarhar province. Head of the department, Shakurullah Tolo, told Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the

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A shaky foundation? Analysing Afghanistan’s draft mining law

Afghanistan is endowed with minerals that could be worth a trillion dollars. Both the Afghan government and their international partners understandably hope these resources will fuel development and reduce dependence on foreign aid, and are working to encourage the growth

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80% progress on finalizing the Afghan-Indian iron ore deal

According to the Pajhwok Afghan News Agency (PAN), the Mines Ministry has made 80% progress on finalizing the iron ore contract with the consortium led Steel Authority of India Limited. The only issue remaining is the transportation factor of iron

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Afghan Mines Minister heads off to Azerbaijan

Afghan Mines Minister Waheedullah Shahrani has headed off to Azerbaijan to meet with the Minister of Industries and Energy. The parties will discuss possible investment opportunities in the petroleum and mines sector of Afghanistan. Shahrani’s visit comes after a delegation

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Afghan and Indian investors attend a joint conference in Kabul

A delegation of Indian companies attended a joint conference held in Kabul on Sunday. The conference was attended by 18 Indian companies from various sectors, including cement production, agriculture, car manufacturing, water consulting services, energy and infrastructure, electronics and transportation.

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