Afghanistan- 3 Countries Ready to Invest in Marble Mines

(MENAFN- Daily Outlook Afghanistan) KABUL -President Ashraf Ghani says China, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emiratesare willing to invest in Afghanistan's marble sector.
Ghanimade the remarks during a meeting with teachers of the Geology Faculty of thePolytechnic University 9n Kabul at the Presidential Palace, his office said ina statement.
Duringthe meeting, the president discussed his administration's priorities, strengthsand weaknesses of the mining sector, the statement read.
Ghaniadded China, Saudi Arabia and the UAE were ready to invest in the marblequarries.
TheMinistry of Mines and Petroleum should focus on specific minerals and prepare ageological map of Afghanistan so that measures were taken for their extraction.
'Ourrevenue will significantly increase in the next four years if we operate with aclear vision of Afghanistan's mines, he remarked.
Referringto Afghanistan's power generation capacity, Ghani said: 'We will not be able toextract our mines properly until we have stable electricity supply.
Heunderlined the need for more investment in establishing research centres andlaboratories.
AmirMohammad Mosazai, a professor who made a presentation, called Afghanistan oneof the richest countries in the world in terms of mineral resources.
'Unfortunately,the natural wealth, especially the precious stones of Afghanistan, areextracted non-professionally and smuggled abroad. We are still faced with theresearch problem and a shortage of technical experts, he concluded. (Pajhwok)


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