AIBAK (BNA) In the last 6 months, more than 2.5 billion Afghanis have been earned from the Samangan coal mines.
Mohammad Dawad Khaliqyar, Samangan treasury director of Income, told BNA that the amount has obtained from the deal of coal in Dara-e-Suf Bala district and on two-water district in Samangan from the first of the month until 29 March 1400, which is the second six months of the year and Afghanistan amount has been handed over to Samangan Bank.
The officials of Samangan’s office said that the reason for the increase in coal revenues is to ensure the security of transportation routes, prevent coal smuggling and increase the demand for coal in the market, and said that after the victory of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Government import accounts are collected.
In order to collect coal revenues, two high-tonnage government scales are currently being installed, one in the Tashaneh coal mine and the other in the Shabashk coal mine, which produces 2,200 afghanis per ton of coal. He added
Meanwhile, the officials of the coal agency in Samangan say, “Currently, there are about 3,000 private coal mining tunnels in the coal mines of Dara-e-Suf district above Samangan, and more than 15,000 workers are employed in these mines.”
Ramazan, the driver of truck said: “I loaded coal from Shabashk mine in Dara-e-Suf district and transferred it to Kabul, the roads are safe and there is no extortion on the highways, but the coal product is high.”
Coal mine of Samangan Valley discovered by local people in 1345 and according to the survey of Soviet and German experts in 1346, it is estimated that more than 150 million tons of coal.
According to the officials, the coal mines are located in the form of belts in different classes of the Hindu Kush Mountain range, starting from Badakhshan and extending to Takhar, Baghlan, Samangan, Bamyan and Sar-e-Pul provinces, which lead to the Sabzak mine in Herat.