Monday, May 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Eighty three coal mines of which illegal extraction was taking place in Bamyan were closed in a special operation said a source of Mines Ministry.
The source added that the ministry of mines of Afghanistan in order to realize and implement the resolution 38 of the council of ministers has closed three target areas of coal mines of Ishpushta and Kalij in an operation under the supervision of Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durani deputy minister for specifying and organizing of mines affairs on the 4th of Jauza and in one day 83 illegal extraction sites were closed.
These areas are currently under the control of security forces and it is expected that according to the contract the Ainak Cooper mine will be placed at the disposal of the MCC Company for production of energy and building of electricity production units at the capacity of 400 Mega Watts.
In this operation the chance were given to the jobless till the end of Jawza and those mines will also be closed.
The ministry is decisive that those who will lose their job in those sites will be given jobs in other projects under the control of North Coal Enterprise especially in Tala and Burfak and other regions.
Following this operation in Bamyan closure of another 17 mines in Nahreen district of Baghlan was discussed.
The governor of the province supported this measure but the operation was delayed for rainfalls and floods and serious effect on the people of the region and within another one month’s those mines will also be closed.