Mineral Resources Special Reports

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The northern Faryab province is rich in natural resources, including gas, salt and oil but the natural reserves cannot be utilized in a proper way.
Research and geological studies suggest there are abundant mineral reserves elsewhere in the province where the environment is favorable for their extraction.
Of 212kinds of metals and stones reserves, as many as 70 percent of them can be extracted but the government did not bother to explore the rich underground reserves which would bring prosperity and development to the country.