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Wednesday, 08 February 2023 12:33 GMT

Baradar Wants Practical Work Started On Mes Aynak Copper Mine


(MENAFN- Pajhwok Afghan News)

KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy prime minister for economic affairs Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, accompanied by a high level delegation, visited the Mes Aynak copper mine in central Logar province yesterday.

The deputy PM office on its twitter page wrote that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar visited Mes Aynak cooper mine in Logar province yesterday and asked the Chinese company to start practical work on developing the world's second largest copper deposit.

Mullah Baradar called the mine an important economic source for the country, urging China to start practical mining work at the site as soon as possible.

The deputy PM also met with Chinese state owned firm MCC officials and shared with them necessary recommendations about the shifting of ancient artifacts from the site.

In 2008, the MCC signed a $2.83 billion deal with then Afghan government to mine the project for 30 years.

In 1399 solar year alone, 3100 historical artifacts were found at the site and the work related to the mine has progressed slowly and the extraction work has not yet started.

Three days ago, the MCC deputy chief executive met Mullah Ghani Baradar and said they will start practical work at the Mes Aynak mine after completely shifting antiquities from the area.

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