[Radio National] As foreign troops withdraw, will foreign miners move in? They’ve known of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth for a century but it hasn’t been safe or easy enough to extract it. Now Western companies, including Australian miners, are behind the geopolitical eight-ball as China and India lock up mining rights.
Reporter, Stan Correy … play mp3 |
Links: Integrity Watch Afghanistan Report on Hajigak | Afghan Ministry of Mines | AEITI (Afghan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) | Wikileaks cablegate search on Aynak | Jeff Reeves, Griffith University | Alexander Benard (Managing Director, Gryphon Partners) |
Credits: Reporter – Stan Correy | Researcher – Anna Whitfeld | Supervising Producer – Linda McGinness | Sound Engineer – Phil McKellar | Executive Producer – Chris Bullock |