Azhari Abdul Qader, Minister of Oil and Minerals in Sudan, announced the opening of a gold mine, which he described as "huge" with an expected production capacity of 7 tonnes per year.
On Sunday, Abdulkader promised to engage in a large-scale mining sector in the mining industry, noting that all the mining industry's problems are policy-driven.
Gold is one of the few foreign currency sources producing around 105 tonnes per year in Sudan, and around 78 tonnes in the first nine months of 2018.
Traditional gold mining sites are located in more than 800 locations in most of the north and west of Sudan.
Sudan suffers from cross-border gold smuggling, through official channels, due to exchange rate differences due to a country's foreign currency deficit, which is one of the reasons for many city protests.