Wednesday, 24 April 2019 11:49 GMT
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Afghanistan eyes foreign investment to develop mineral industry



(MENAFN) Afghanistan has offered 43 commodities projects for bidding on Monday, as it aims to attract international investment, tackle corruption and address security risks to doing business.

The acting minister of mines and petroleum announced the projects in Dubai during meetings with prospective international investors.

The tenders will open for projects ranging from marble, gemstones, talc and cement to oil and gas, located across 16 of the country's 34 provinces.

The minister said: "Overall we have seen there is interest because everybody knows about the mineral resources of the country and they"re interested to invest, it's just that since they haven't seen any deals in the sector for four and half years."

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Afghanistan eyes foreign investment to develop mineral industry

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