13 August 2012

Sudan: South Darfur State Signs Two Agreements On Gold Mining

Photo: Guy Oliver/IRIN
Weighing panned gold (file photo): The refinery aims to improve the quality of gold exports and effectively boost the state's economy.

Neyala — The government of South Darfur State has signed two agreements on gold mining with Davis Kurt Company and on the infrastructure projects in the fields of roads and health with the Hadalia International at a value of (32) million dollars.

The Wali (governor) of South Darfur State Ismail Hammad has pledged, when he addressed the signing ceremony in Neyala Monday, to provide all facilities to encourage and attract investments to the state, calling on investors to be serious, stressing seriousness of the state government to apply the Investment Law and to safeguard investment projects.

For his part, the Commissioner of Investment Abdul-Rahim Omar Hassan explained that the agreement would be implemented through (60) days through Neyala Stock Exchange, the land port, the people's housing and gold mining, adding that the project will provide employment opportunities for the citizens in the state.

The Minister of Finance and Economy, Adam Mohammed Adam said that the agreements would effectively boost the economy in the state, particularly in the field of exploration and mining of gold within an area of 332 square kilometers in the state.

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