No. 30



Algeria Opens Mining Sector To Local Private Firms

Algeria has granted 24 working licenses to local private firms to operate in the mining sector as part of its ongoing privatization program. According to Energy and Mining Minister Chakib Khelil on 16 July, the award was part of a tender of 48 small mines. The Algerian Government first announced its decision to divest the 48 mines in April, stating that it would open the mines for investment on 16 April and...