The Mes Aynak mine in Afghanistan garnered much attention when surveyors discovered cultural artifacts at the site. Not only is the mine a 9,800-acre archeological wonderland, it is the home of 5.5 million metric tons of copper ore. China signed a $3 billion contract with the Afghan government to develop Mes Aynak, but the project remains delayed.
Recently, I spoke with the International Business Times about Mes Aynak mine:
“The delay on the Mes Aynak mine is arguably a wait-and-see tactic to see how the chips fall,” Kuo said. “China can’t help but to be involved in Afghanistan, especially economically, but it is also not as risk-tolerant as some may think,” he said.
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