Saudi Arabia’s ministry of industry and mineral resources issued 1,795 mining licenses until September 2021, Argaam reported citing the ministry’s report on its mining indicators.

The licenses included 1,041 licenses for building materials quarries, 22 detection licenses, 563 exploration licenses, and 169 licenses for mining and small-scale mining, the ministry said in a statement.

The number of licenses underscores the positive restructuring of the industry investment climate due to the new Mining Investment Law.

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