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19 Aprile 2021

Giordania

MINING SECTOR REVENUES AMOUNTED TO JD2.4 BILLION IN 2019: ENERGY MINISTER

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati, said that the ministry, after identifying 12 ores of strategic minerals open for investment, is focusing its efforts on the exploitation of national raw materials that are used in large and advanced industrial fields that have not been exploited yet.Minister Zawati explained that the ministry is currently working to enhance the added value of the extractive and transformative mining sector, which achieved revenues of about JD2.43 billion in 2019, which constituted 7.7 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), while the value of the sector's exports amounted to about JD945 million in 2019, an estimated rate of about 19 percent of the Kingdom's total exports.She indicated that the ministry is continuing its efforts to encourage the establishment of extractive and transformative industries based on national raw materials to be a qualitative addition to the Jordanian mining industry.Zawati added that it continues to implement exploration programs for mineral resources such as rare earth elements, heavy metals and lithium, noting that there are many national minerals that still need exploration and evaluation.She stressed that the mining sector in the Kingdom is moving towards positive development and its contribution to the GDP is major and important, as Jordan is one of the largest producers and exporters of phosphates, potash, bromine, fertilizers and chemical acids in the world, and the only Arab country in potash production. (ICE AMMAN)


Fonte notizia: Petra News