Germany to provide mining expertise to Gilgit-Baltistan

Weekly Bang-e-Sahar Saturday, April 26—-May 2, 2008
ISLAMABAD: Germany will send experts to train the local youth in mining and gems cutting and polishing. Officials at the German embassy in Islamabad said modern tecnology would also be provided to develop mining in the region which is rich in untapped natural resources.
The German officials were talking to a delegation of Northern Areas Gems Stones and Minerals Association led by association general secretary Sifat Shah.
The German officials stressed the need to continue exchange of delegations in order to highlight the region’s resources at the international level.
They also said a team would visit Gilgit-Baltistan soon to have a first-hand information on the resources. The delegation said by developing the resources of the region long-term improvement could be made in the socio-economic condition of the area. They thanked the German official for committing to help them exploit the untapped resorces of the region for the welfare of the people.


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