Monthly Consular and Trade Reports Volume 348-351

Monthly Consular and Trade Reports Volume 348-351

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: known to be very great. At present few mines are being worked, owing to the difficulty of transportation and the difficulty encountered in the past in getting concessions on favorable terms. The new Government is now encouraging forei ers to come in and aid in the development of this mineral wea th. There is forwarded to the Bureau of Manufactures a published report on the mines and mineral deposits of the country, showing the variety, the location, which mines are being worked, which property can be bought up, the transportation features, analyses of the ore, etc. One American firm is etitioning the Government for a concession to build nearly 1,500 mi es of railway throu h the mineral districts of Asia Minor, connecting them with the Me iterrenean Sea. If the concession is anted, as it is thought it will be, the aspect of this country will 5:: changed greatly, and rich mining property can be worked on a large and practical scale. SALE OF GOVERNMENT MONOPOLIES. According to the Constitution the Government has the right to control the manufacture, the importation, and the sale of the following articles: All kinds of powder, explosives, cartridges, caps, fuses, and tubes of lead (the importation, manufacture. and ossession of machines to make the foregoing are in the hands of the zovernment), cigarette paper, cards, salt, matches, tobacco, and petroleum. The monopoly to make and sell the above articles is to be let by the Government to private societies or syndicates, on certain terms, and it is thought that American syndicates could obtain some of them on very favorable conditions. The monopoly for tobacco has already been granted. It is understood that the monopoly to control the importation and sale of petroleum will soon be more

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