Economic Commission: The Ministry of Mines can issue the extraction contracts for Irone Ore Mine of Ghorian and Lead Mine of Tolak

April 9, 2022

The Economic Commission, headed by First Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar Akhund, says that the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum can contract the exploration and extraction of the Ghorian Iron Ore Mine in Herat and the Tolak Lead Mine in Ghor province.

The Economic Commission also made a serious recommendation to the relevant ministries and agencies to solve the problems of the manufacturing factories and companies on time and without any delay. Considering the current high demand of people, and the existing problems in domestic salt production, the Economic Commission also directed the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum to award contracts to domestic companies for the production and refining of salt mines.

The Ghorian Iron Ore Mine in Herat has 1.8 billion tons of iron ore reserves. The Minister of Mines and Petroleum of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Sheikh Shahabuddin Delawar, at the meeting of the Economic Commission stated that after the extraction of iron ore, the processing phase will also be completed inside the country, which will boost the industry and provide employment to thousands of people. He called the extraction and processing of the mine a good start for Afghanistan's economic growth.