Afghanistan picks Sterling, Belhasa for copper-gold project | Metal Bulletin

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Dec 20, 2012
Via Metal Bulletin:

The government of Afghanistan has picked a consortium comprising Sterling Mining and Belhasa International Co. LLC as the preferred bidder for its Zarkashan copper-gold project, completing the series of mineral tenders it issued a year ago.

The parties will now finalise a mining agreement, Wahidullah Shahrani, the country’s minister of mines said in a statement. “They will then deliver their work programme at Zarkashan and use the experience they have gained in other regions to make meaningful contributions” to local development.