Afghanistan to put Hajigak iron ore deposit up for tender in September

13 July 2010 | 04:32 Code : 20081 Geoscience events
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Afghanistan plans to tender its Hajigak iron ore deposit in September and aims for...

Afghanistan plans to tender its Hajigak iron ore deposit in September and aims for tenders of gold and copper deposits later in the year or early next year.The country, fighting the Taliban militant group, plans to set up a protection unit to provide security for mining firms, Mining Minister Wahidullah Shahrani told a presentation in London.The Hajigak iron ore deposit in located in the Bamyan province, 130 km west of Kabul and is billed as the largest unexploited iron ore deposit in Asia.


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