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Takhar gold mine contract seen as illegal

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Pajhwok Afghan News, 28 August 2014

Afghan mining watch organisatione Integrity Watch alleges that the contract for the Nuraba and Semti gold mines in the Chahab district of Takhar province has been awarded on the basis of favoritism and in a non-transparent manner. According to the organisation, the contract signed by former mining minister Wahidullah Shahrani and and the Chief Executive of the contractor, West Land General Trading Company (WLGTC), Abdul Kabir Bedil, was largely based on their personal friendship.