Sunday, 13 March 2016

Tehran and Kabul establish consortium for developing Afghan untapped mines

Iranian and Afghan governments have agreed to establish an International Consortium with the participation of another third country for developing Afghanistan’s untapped mines. The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan said that the Consortium being established [with participation of a third reliable country] has the purpose to attract investments on big and medium mines with access via railways for mines located at the border of the two nations. Iran has shown interest in cooperating on improving capacity of Afghan Ministry of Mines workers and, recently, 15 experts from Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, have been sent to participate in a training course held in Mashhad Province of Iran.