Nangarhar mines revenue generation to hit 300mn AFN this year

by Wadsam | December 16, 2013 3:05 am

marble stone[1]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 revenue is likely to reach 300mn AFN by the end of this year.

Last year, the government received only 40mn AFN from the natural resources of Nangarhar province.

Tolo said that a factory would be established in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, for processing of 15,000 tons chromite.

Chromites’ mine has been discovered in Samarkhail area in the outskirts of Jalalabad city; however, the decision for extraction has not been finalized.

The province has abundant mines of luminous and marble stones in Hisarak district and Nazyano, Shinwaro and adjacent hills of Spinghar.

The official said security agencies have been informed to prevent illegal extraction of mines in the province to help generate higher revenues.

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