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Iron mining operations commence in Ghourian, Herat

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The authorities of the de facto administration that iron mining has commenced in the Ghoryan District of Herat Province.

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of the Islamic Emirate announced in a newsletter that the mining operation was officially inaugurated on Thursday, the 18th of Scorpio, by Shahabuddin Delawar, the acting head of the ministry.

The head of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of the Islamic Emirate stated that over 30 years, this mine will be extracted by four domestic and foreign companies and processed within the country.

According to a press release from the Media Office of the Islamic Emirate in Herat Province, Mr. Delawar stated that $5,570,000,000 has been invested in this mine.

The head of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of the Islamic Emirate added that the majority of Afghanistan’s needs will be met through this mine, ensuring economic progress for the country.

Sheikh Shahabuddin Delawar further mentioned that with the oil and gas reserves in Herat, the country’s situation will change, and the people of Afghanistan can be confident that their economy will advance.

Meanwhile, Noorahmad Islamjar, the governor of Herat Province in the Islamic Emirate, stated that with the start of iron ore mining in Ghoryan, the residents of Herat will be employed.

It should be noted that the contract for the extraction of iron ore in Ghoryan, Herat, was signed on the 9th of September of this year with four domestic and foreign companies.

According to reports, the first block of this mine’s contract has been awarded to “Watan-e-Darakhshan” company, the second block to “Sahel Sharq-e-Middle East” company, the third block of the Ghoryan iron mine to the national company “Shamsh” and the fourth block’s extraction contract to “Bakhtar Steel” company.

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