Tigray Regional State has supplied 597.7 tons of gold worth 4.9 billion birr to the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE).
The stated amount of gold was produced by 425 licensed traditional gold miners in 21 gold producing Woredas from July 2004 to December 2008 EC.
Some 1.18 tons of the gold was supplied last year alone. It generated 903 million birr.
The state also has supplied over 349 kg of gold worth 257 million birr to the bank during the past six months.