The winning company for a bidding of Hajigak, a huge Iron ore in Central Afghanistan will be announced within 8 months, the Ministry of Mines and Industries said
Officials in the Ministry of Mines and Industries said representatives of some major Indian companies will soon arrive to Afghanistan to study and explore the country’s mine deposits.
“They are planning to conduct their studies and we hope that they will come to Kabul soon and study the specific mine deposits that exist in the country. The Ministry of Mines will fully cooperate with them in this field,” a spokesperson for the Ministry of Mines and Industries, Jawad Omar, told TOLOnews reporter.
The tendering of Hajigak Iron mine that is one of the largest in the world had begun two months ago, and some international companies have already shown interest to take part in the bidding of this mine.
Although the Ministry of Mines and Industries did not mention the names of these companies, but said the companies are from different countries of the world.
“These firms will be shortlisted and the eligible ones will be chosen. They will be then urged to make their offers and proposals,” Mr Omar said.
According to the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Industries, the amount of Iron in Hajigak deposit is estimated at around 2 billion tonnes, and the mine has so far been introduced to investors in the United States, Britain and India.
Source: Tolo News