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Afghan government signs 86 mining contracts with private companies

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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 medium size mines in various provinces have been signed with different private companies.

According to Noori, the mining projects would provide over 2,000 job opportunities directly and 10,000 indirectly.

The contracts involve development of deposits of gas, salt, coal, marble, talc, chromite, plaster, precious and semi-precious stones in 34 provinces of Afghanistan.

The official said  four other major mining contracts had been completed and submitted to the High Economic Council for approval and would be finalized soon.

 



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