Country’s 1st iron mine discovered in Dinajpur; opens up
huge economic prospects as its quality is much better.
For the first time in Bangladesh, a magnetite (iron ore) mine has been discovered at Isabpur village in Hakimpur upazila of the district, bringing new hopes for the country’s economy.
The Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) made the groundbreaking announcement on Tuesday morning following extensive examinations after drilling a well for two months.
He said the GSB found the existence of mineral substances
drilling a well at Mushidpur, 3 kms off Isabpur village, in 2013. “In line of
the survey, digging began at Isabpur village on April 19 last after long six
years. While drilling from 1380-1500 feet, we saw rays of hope,” he said.
GSB Director General Zillur Rahman Chowdhury along with other senior officials visited the site on May 26 when he hinted at the discovery of the country’s first iron mine.
The Geological Survey of Bangladesh started the digging after taking 50 decimals of land from farmer Ishaque Ali of Isabpur village, 11 kms of the upazila headquarters of Hakimpur, on lease for four months at Tk 45,000.
GSB Deputy Director (Drilling Engineer) M Masud Rana said a
30-member team of experts did the drilling work in three shifts.
The discovery of the iron mine has opened up economic prospects for the country, too.
Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina
Currency: Bangladeshi Taka