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Video: Eritrea News (October 4, 2012)
Third Mining Conference concludes
Asmara, 4 October 2012 – The Third Mining Conference in Asmara concluded yesterday.
Various research papers were presented at the conference in which 350 participants took part, including envoys of various nations, investors, mining experts, diplomats, as well as new and mining companies in operation.
Accordingly, it dealt with the potential of mineral resources in Eritrea, preservation and use of minerals, the comparative advantage of potash findings in the country, activities by the mining projects of Bisha and Zara, as well as the exploration activity around Debarwa town, besides the incidence of volcanic eruption and mining opportunities it creates.
The conference also provided a forum to discuss the proper harnessing of the Arabian Nubian Shield Region which is progressively drawing mining interest. The participants conducted extensive discussion on future prospects of the region vis-à-vis the available potash potential, feasible income of the respective countries in this regard, the technology they are applying and the ways and means it could be transferred, in addition to the issues of environmental safety.
Moreover, a number of mining company managers expressed conviction that Eritrea is in a position to draw the attention of several mining and exploration companies thanks to the resources it is endowed with and the prevalence of peace in the country. They also said that it would attain higher capacity as regards mining in line with the enormous investment it is making in human resource development.
Meanwhile, the participants of the Third Mining Conference are engaged in excursions to mining, exploration and tourism sites that would last until October 6. (Shabait)
State of Eritrea ሃገረ ኤርትራ Hagere Ertra دولة إرتريا
Anthem: Ertra, Ertra, Ertra Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea
Capital (and largest city) Asmara
15°20′N 38°55′E / 15.333°N 38.917°E / 15.333; 38.917
Official language(s) Tigrinya, Arabic, English Other languages Tigre, Saho, Bilen, Afar, Kunama, Nara, Hedareb,.
Ethnic groups 60% Tigrinya, 30% Tigre, 4% Afar, 3% Saho, 3% Kunama
Demonym Eritrean Government Provisional government
- President Isaias Afewerki
- From Italy November 1941
- From United Kingdom under UN Mandate 1951
- from Ethiopia de facto 24 May 1991
- From Ethiopia de jure 24 May 1993
- Total 117,600 km2 (100th)
45,405 sq mi - Water (%) 0.14%
- 2009 estimate 5,224,000 (109th)
- 2008 census 5,291,370
- Density 43.1/km2 (165th)
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
- Total $3.625 billion
- Per capita $681
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
- Total $2.117 billion
- Per capita $397
HDI (2007) steady 0.472 (low) (165th)
Currency Nakfa (ERN)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
- Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
ISO 3166 code ER
Internet TLD .er
Calling code 291
1 ,. National TV: Eritrea Television (ERI-TV)
Eritrea (play /ˌɛrɨˈtreɪ.ə/ or /ˌɛrɨˈtriːə/; Ge'ez: ኤርትራ ʾErtrā, Arabic: إرتريا Iritrīyā), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. The capital is Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeast and east of the country has an extensive coastline on the Red Sea, directly across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands are part of Eritrea. Eritrea's size is approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi) with an estimated population of 6 million...