Tajikistan, Metals and mining
In January-June this year, the gold mining enterprises of Tajikistan produced 2096.4 kg of gold, which is by 2% more than in the same period in 2015, the Minister of Industry and New Technologies o
The Government of Tajikistan has drafted legislation, which permits individual production of precious metals and stones. The document was prepared by the Ministry of Finance of the republic.
At present, the legislation receives approval from the relevant agencies. They expect it to be approved before the end of the year, local mass-media writes.
Kazakh “C.A.Minerals” LLP registered 204.92 tons of silver resources at the deposit Yakchilva (Murgabsky district, Tajikistan). The head of the Main Department of Geology of Tajikistan Murod Jumazoda said.
State Commission on Mineral Reserves registered resources on category C1 – 113.14 tons (791 grams per a ton), C2 – 93.34 tons (488 grams per a ton), local mass-media writes.
A large metallurgical enterprise is being constructed in Istiklol, the Sogodiysk region of Tajikistan.
In the north of Tajikistan a Chinese company constructs a large metallurgical plant on lead and zinc production.
The investment into the construction is assessed at $200 mln. After the putting into operation, 1,300 work places will be formed at the plant in Istiklol. According to the local Government, 90% of employees will be the citizens of Tajikistan.
Now about 100 people are working at the site.
Istiklol is located near rich deposits of polymetallic ore. Uranium has been produced there for about 20 years already. Then the production of uranium was shut down.
The Government of China stimulates the transfer of metallurgical capacities to other countries of the world as it is pressurized by the West than accuses China of problems in the world steel market caused by the over production and surplus capacities.
China is negotiating on the construction of its plants with Russia and Kazakhstan and other countries.
President of Tajikistan E.Rahmon and president of Swiss Glencore International AG A.Glasenberg discussed prospects for cooperation on Wednesday, press-service of the head of the state reports.
The President of eth republic emphasized importance of cooperation with Swiss company and added there are still a number of unrealized possibilities and resources for expansion of cooperation.
The Government of Tajikistan deleted gold-producing State-owned republican enterprise “Tilloi Tochik” from the privatization programme for 2014-2016. It goes from the materials of the State Committee for Investments and Public property Management of Tajikistan.
At first, it was in the list for privatization in 2014-2016, but it was deleted from the list in April 2015 and added again in June 2015. The sale of “Tilloi Tochik” was planned for Q4, 2016.
Tajik aluminium company (TALKO) is about to find a partner for join financing of the project on the development of the Konchoch Group of deposits. According to preliminary calculations, gold reserves at these deposits exceed 55 tons, silver – approximately 44 tons. Besides, there are resources of antimony, mercury and other minerals at the deposit.
The Pakrut Company (part of the Chinese corporation China Nonferrous Gold Ltd, CNG) has launched the production of gold from Pakrut ore deposits in Tajikistan, the message of CNG informs.
The first bullion gold was produced on December 29, 2015. Previously CNG reported the intention to start test production at Pakrut with processing 2 million tons of ore per day on October 1, 2015.
In the first seven months of the current year, the volume of the mining industry in Tajikistan increased due to the mining of coal - by 18.3%, lignite - 5.5%, oil - by 2.8%, gas - 1.6 times, non-metallic materials – by 28.1%.
Gold production in Tajikistan increased by 80% up to 2053.8 kg, silver – by 42% up to 1339.9 kg compared to the same period last year. Minister of Industry and New Technologies Sh.Bobozoda says.
Minister said that the information on the volume of gold and silver production in the country has been classified and it will not be published in future.