President Emomali Rahmon Opens TALCO Gold’s Ore-Processing Enterprise in Ayni District
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The Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon visited Sughd Province to review the socio-economic development of the region, to take part in the opening of various facilities, and to hold a meeting with the locals.
His visit began in Ayni where he took part in the opening ceremony of the ore-processing enterprise of TALCO Gold, which is jointly owned by Tajik Aluminum Company (TALCO) and China’s Tibet Huayu Mining Company.
Tajik Aluminum Company (TALCO) and China’s Tibet Huayu Mining Co. have spent $136 million for the construction of the plant, which is expected to produce 2.2 tons of gold and 21,000 tons of antimony per year. The company employs more than 1,500 people with good wages.
More than 2,000 builders, engineers and technicians staff has been involved in the construction and installation of this large industrial facility so far.
The extraction of minerals at the enterprise is carried out by underground and open methods. To date, more than 2,500 kilometers of tunnels has been dug for the extraction of gold and antimony.
President Rahmon also laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new metallurgical plant and gold refinery of TALCO Gold in Konchoch area of Ayni. They will be built and put into operation within a year.
The metallurgical enterprise’s production capacity is 2.2 tons of gold (99.99%) per year, 15,000 tons of antimony powder 99.85 %, and 6,000 tons of white antimony 99.5%. With the commissioning of two new enterprises, the production of gold and antimony will reach its maximum.
Today the production capacity of TALCO Gold is 10% of the world antimony market, and if it doubles its production, it will become the largest antimony plant in the world.
Source: National information agency of Tajikistan