Hajigag iron ore mine in Afghanistan to start production in 2009

July 10, 2008

July 10th (Steel Guru) – It is reported that the Government has said that the Hajigag iron mines in the central province of Bamiyan will bring in USD 3 billion every year to Afghanistan.

Mr Ibrahim Adil the minister of mines of Afghanistan said that work to extract the iron from the mine will begin from 2009. He also said that about 50,000 jobs will be created when the mine opens. He added that after work starts, Bamiyan will become one of the richest centers in Afghanistan.

As per report, the minister further said that Hajigag mine contains an estimated 60 billion tonnes of iron, allowing Afghanistan to produce Iron goods for the next 1,000 years.

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