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Chinese mining company to start operation in Kabul

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KABUL: Metallurgical Corp of China (MCC), a Chinese mining company will open an office in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul by the end of this month, local media reported citing officials. “Afghanistan owns a rich amount of intact mines and natural resources, including lithium reserves, as well as other valuable resources.“ China is eyeing nearly $1 trillion worth of untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan after the takeover of the Islamic Emirate. Five Chinese companies have already arrived in late November of 2021 to conduct on-site inspections of potential lithium projects.“Esmatullah Burhan, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, said that the leadership of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) has assessed the agreement on Mes Aynak copper project and has found no problems. Burhan said that mining at Mes Aynak in Logar province would begin soon. Mes Aynak site holds 11.08 million tons of copper, according to MCC estimates.“ Meanwhile, Afghan authorities said that China is interested in Afghanistan`s mining sector more than any other country.
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