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Saudi Arabia aims to build frontier mining region

Saudi Arabia is establishing the framework to make it a mining hub capable of supporting expanded mining operations across the region, according to The Kingdom’s vice-minister for mining affairs, ministry of industry and mineral resources, Khalid Al-Mudaifer.

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Saudi Arabia is seeking to encourage more developments like the Barrick-Ma'aden Jabal Sayid copper operation (Image: Darryl Keith)

Speaking to Mining Journal while in London last month, Al-Mudaifer said this ambition would create expansive employment opportunities and included building a mining services and technology sector.

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