History of MoMP
Cultural resource areas across the country indicate that some mining practices in Afghanistan has been a part of its culture for thousands of years and
the people of this land have played effective roll in mining from several years. Artifacts made of azure stone belong to 4,500 years ago, has been discovered in Mesopotamia. It should be mentioned that the lazuli appearances only exists in Afghanistan in this hemisphere. Naturally, during this period the mining process were based on experiments exploring the surface rather than the underground, except some gold, silver, copper, rubies, emeralds and stones with metal deposits.
A knowledge-based, sustainable, transparent, and efficient extractive sector that supports Afghanistan’s broad-based equitable development
A knowledge-based, sustainable, transparent, and efficient extractive sector that
supports Afghanistan’s broad-based equitable development.
The current activities of Ministry of Mines consists of reconstruction, development and arrangement of amicable investment, supervision of Ainak copper mine contract, tendering Haji Gak Iron Mine, expansion of existing Hydro carbon areas, and exploitation of more coal, gold, silver, copper and iron.
The long-term goals of the Ministry are establishing an effective governance of natural resources, providing jobs, growing the economy, as well as encouragement of private investments in minerals and hydrocarbon sectors, and raising the level of revenue and improving the capacity of the Government.
The core functions of the Ministry include geological data management, mining contract management and compliance, investment promotion, and extractives sector policy development. The organizational structure (Tashkeel) of the Ministry currently consists of the Office of the Minister, and three Deputy Ministries (Administration and Finance, Policy and Programs and Technical). There are over 2,200 employees within the formal structure of the Ministry