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Samangan closes its unsafe coalmines

Afghan government has pledged to close unsafe coalmines in Dara-i-Suf Bala district of northern Samangan province. Officials of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum have taken on the mission to identify all the dangerous coalmines and shutting them down. This

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Coal extraction stops in Dara-i-Sauf due to safety issues

Engineers have advised to halt extraction of coal in the Dara-i-Suf district of northern Samangan province after a survey found the tunnels could collapse anytime. The extraction has been halted in 50 tunnels after engineers found miners in danger due

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Residents continue illegal coal mining in Samangan province

Residents continue extraction coal illegally from a coalmine in Gola area of Samangan province and taking them for domestic use. According to the officials, the government has ignored the area and little progress has been made in legalizing mining. District

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1.8 billion income generated from coalmines in 2013

A total of 1.214 million tons of coal was extracted from Dara-e-Suf, Roee Duab and Tala Barfak mines in Samangan and Baghlan provinces in 2013. Standing at 1.8 billion AFN, the revenue from coalmines witnessed a 20% hike in 2013.

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Coal processing factory to open soon in Kabul

A coal processing factory with a capacity of processing 50 tons of coal in 24 hours will be opened soon in Deh Sabz area of Kabul. With an initial investment of USD 5 million, 11 individuals have shares in the

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Extraction of coal halted in Samangan and Bamyan

Coal extraction activities have been halted in Samangan and Bamyan provinces. This comes after a mining incident in a coalmine in the Roy Do Aab district of Samangan province that resulted in the death of 27 miners. About 4,500-5000 labors

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Afghan government must standardize mining activities

The recent mining accident in Samagan was as a result of the non-standard mining activities that are carried out, said Governor Khairullah Anwash. He added that despite the high revenue generated from the mining site, the government has not done

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Increase in revenue of the Northern Coal Enterprise in Baghlan

Northern Coal Enterprise officials in Baghlan said their revenue has increased considerably from last year. Engineer Abdul Khaliq Tamim, Head of the Enterprise, said the Enterprise has sold a total of 845,103 tons of coal from coal mines in Dara

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Reserves of coal and salt discovered in central Afghanistan

A reserve of coal and salt has been discovered in the Sartangi village of Shahrak District in Ghor province, said a number of residents in the area. The residents said extraction in the site is taking place in an illegal

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