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Afghanistan mining revenue reaches 6bn AFN

The Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) has recorded over 6 billion Afghanis in revenue this year, showing a considerable increase over 2016. According to MoMP spokesperson Abdul Qadir Motafi, in 2016 the total revenue had reached 4.7 billion

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Afghanistan loses $100mn per year through illegal mining

The European Union’s (EU) special envoy, Franz-Michel Mellbin, warned Afghanistan of the negative impact of illegal mining on Afghanistan’s economy. According to Mellbin, Afghanistan incurs USD 100mn losses through illegal mining. “I am a little careful with numbers here, because

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Afghan government fails to prevent looting of stucco in Kandahar

Some 30 different groups of individuals have been involved in illegally excavating stucco and chalk in huge quantity in Daman district of southern Kandahar province. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), mines in northern arts of Daman produce around 22,242

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Two provinces deny illegal mining accusations

In a recent inspection by the Ministry of Mines, powerbrokers were claimed to be behind illegal mining that is being carried out all over Afghanistan. Provinces accused of illegal excavation included Kabul, Kapisa, Parwan, Panjshir, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Ghazni, Bamiyan, Kandahar,

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