According to Delawar, the Islamic Emirate is committed to establishing “justice, transparency and professionalism” in the mining sector.
The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) said that at least 108 contracts to extract various mines were signed in 16 of 34 provinces during the last solar year.
Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum Shuhabuddin Delawar said in the ministry’s press conference for annual reporting that previous government employees are still working in the ministry and no one, including female employees, has been fired from this ministry for being an employee of the previous government.
“Those sisters who are at home and are not coming to their administrations, their salaries are being paid the same as the previous government and not even one person has been dismissed from his position,” he said.
According to Shuhabuddin Delawar, mines are the wealth of all people, and the Islamic Emirate is committed to establishing “justice, transparency and professionalism” in the mining sector, and the revenues of this ministry are used in the implementation of “fundamental and national projects” for the purpose of providing facilities to the people.
“The national and foreign investors have been provided with good opportunities, and serious efforts are underway to draw their investment,” he said.
The MoMP also pledged that the extraction of mines from Mes-Aynak will begin after the transfer of historic relics has been completed.
“Many of the mining areas, which previously were being extracted illegally, are now suspended. This ministry is trying to record these areas, so the illegal extraction of the mines is stopped forever,” said Homayon Afghan, a spokesman for the MoMP.