Mine Revenue

Wardak mines generate 6m afs revenue

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MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Nearly six million afghanis revenue has been collected under short and long-term mining contracts with various firms in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Monday.

Director of Mines Fazal Bari told Pajhwok Afghan News they had reached five long-term and 17 short-term contracts this year with different companies in the area of mining.

Election crisis: Kunduz mining revenue dips

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Income generated from mines has declined in northern Kunduz province following the withdrawal of foreign troops and due to the lingering electoral crisis, an official said on Monday.

Mines of petroleum, phosphorus, stucco, construction stones, gravel and sands exist in Chahar Dara, Khanabad, Aliabad and Qala-i-Zal districts of Kunduz. Stucco, stones, gravel and sand mines are excavated for construction purposes.

Samangan coalmine revenue rises

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AIBAK (Pajhwok): Revenue from coalmines in the Dar-i-Sauf Bala district of northern Samangan province has reached 1.6 billion afs in the first six months of the current fiscal year, an official said on Tuesday.

Governor Khirullah Anosh told Pajhwok Afghan News the revenue did not included income from private and public mines.  The two main mines in Dahanator and Shabashak have fetched 785.5 million afs this year.

Takhar mining revenue slumps by 300m afs

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TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The mining revenue of northern Takhar province fell by almost 300 million afghanis in 2013 due to non-cooperation from certain government organs, an official said on Friday.  

In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Director of Mines Eng. Fida Mohammad Tashi said that the provincial government had earned 13 million afs from the sector in 2012, but the amount came down to 10 million afs last year.

Mining revenue dips by 40pc this solar year

KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s mining sector revenue stood at $50 million during the current solar year, showing a 40 percent decline, a Ministry of Mines and Petroleum official said on Wednesday.

Deputy Mines Minister Nasir Ahmad Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News during an inclusive interview that income generated from small mines during the period was $95,51,850, from large mines $15, 039, 554 and enterprises $26,093, 128.

Coalmine revenue goes up by 20pc

PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The revenue of northern Baghlan and Samangan provinces from coalmines stood at 1.8 billion afghanis in 2013, indicating a 20 percent hike, an official said on Saturday.

The income from coalmines was 1.453 billion afghanis in 2012, said Eng. Abdul Khaliq Tasmim, the Northern Afghan Coal Enterprise head.

He said a total of 1.214 million tonnes of coal was extracted from Dara-i-Sauf, Roee Duab and Tala Wa Barfak mines in Samangan and Baghlan provinces in 2013.

Badakhshan mining revenue reaches 29m afs

FAIZABAD (PAN): The mining revenue of remote northeastern Badakhshan province increased to 29 million afghanis in 2013, an official said on Friday.

The income was fetched by the lapis lazuli mine in Karan Wa Manjan district and the granite mine in Baharak, Director of Mines Mohammad Akbar Anwari said.

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‘260 million afghanis generated from Nangarhar mines in a year’

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JALALABAD (PAN): A big amount of revenue amounting to 260 million afghanis has been generated in the past 11 months from the rich mines of the eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.

Shakurullah Tolo, provincial mines department head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the government received 40 million afghanis in 2012 while the revenue from the natural resources surged to 260 million afghanis this year.

Hairatan dray port revenue falls

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MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Import duty on liquefied gas and fuel has dwindled by 50 percent in the northern province of Balkh, officials said on Sunday.

Revenue from fuel imports through the Hairatan dry port fell to $5 million, compared with $8 million in the previous year.

Mohammad Saber Zaheer, head of fuel and liquefied gas department at the port, told Pajhwok Afghan News the decline was linked to unhealthy competition among traders and a customs duty hike

Coal mine revenue shoots up

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KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan earned $42.9 million last year from its coal mines, indicating an 88 percent hike in revenue, a ministry of mines official said on Thursday.

Extractions are ongoing from coal mines in eastern Laghman, central Bamyan and northern Samangan provinces. In 2010, the income from coal mines stood at $22.8 million, said the ministry spokesman, Jawad Omar.

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