Afghanistan is endowed with vast quantities of natural resources, including extensive deposits of copper, iron, coal, marble, precious metals, gemstones and hydrocarbons. Unique to Afghanistan, these resources have remained untouched and undeveloped. Generations of instability have resulted in little exploration, minor development attempts and an inadequate infrastructure for development and transportation of these resources.
In order to realize the tremendous potential of Afghanistan's resources, a number of reform initiatives have been launched in the Ministry of Mines.
Recently the Ministry of Mines has completed its first ever Business Plan, which is a significant restructuring and reform package to better allow the Ministry of Mines to accommodate the changing needs of the industry. More