Rare natural resources discovered in 24 regions of Afghanistan

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Rare natural resources discovered in 24 regions of Afghanistan

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has completed 70% of survey for the purpose of detecting and obtaining information on Afghanistan’s natural resources.

According to an official from USGS, Afghanistan is the only country where survey on minerals is carried out with the help of modern technology.

“We employ modern technology to help Afghanistan in detecting its natural resources,” said Alex Dimas from USGS.

The new technology with the help of heuristic devices sends images from far distances and prepares the natural resources plan.

“These images help us to precisely detect where a particular mineral is located. This is an important issue is specifically important in the mining industry,” added Mr. Dimas.

USGS together with Pentagon have been able to discover 24 regions in Afghanistan that are endowed with rich deposits of gold, silver, iron and rare earth metals.

“This new information will assist extractive industries to apply it for obtaining information on other resources of Afghanistan that are not discovered yet,” said Mr. Dimas.

According to a USGS declaration, this survey was carried out as per request of the Afghan government and the Task Force for Business & Stability Operations of American’s Defense Ministry.

Task Force for Business & Stability Operations, through assistance to private sector development, seeks to provide stability and security in Afghanistan. It has assisted the Ministry of Mines in detecting and extracting minerals and in attracting international companies for participating in the bidding for extractions.



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