Originally Posted by Zulkarneyn
Don't be so harsh, I think we may have similar problem with the boron in Turkey, we're only able to mine it, but not turn it into something useful. So we export the raw material which is pretty sad IMO.
Perhaps Afghanistan is getting something more from the deal and not just have the chinese excavate it. Maybe the deal includes a complete take over in 10-15 years.
I think Turkey would have offered something similar, with the exception that the workforce would be afghans, but the management would be Turkish. Something to do with work ethics I think. I read an article recently that pointed out how turkish businessmen had success in Iran based on their work ethics.