10 December 2018

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Monday December 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah contracts were signed for construction of Khush Tepa water canals and electricity generating as well as transmission of electricity line from Nangarhar to Kunar and from Ghazi to Paktika province and construction of substations in Kunar and Paktika provinces, BNA reported. Contracts were signed by acting minister of finance Dr. Hamayoun Qayoumi and minister of agriculture, irrigation and livestock Nasir Ahmad Durani with US ambassador, deputy director for USAID, director of the Asian Development Bank and chairman of Breshna Shirkat. Khush Tepa irrigation and electricity generating project has 270 km length and would irrigate 500 thousand of acres of land. Ministries of energy and water and agriculture, irrigation and livestock as well as the national environment protection agency would have shares in the project. The Nangarhar electricity transmission line to Kunar and construction of a substation would be completed within two years and would benefit 26 thousand of families in these provinces. The projects would cost 60 million USD and would be financed by Asian Development Bank. Meanwhile, the electricity transmission line from Ghazni to Paktika and construction of substation in Paktika would cost 60 million USD and would be also financed by the Asian Development Bank, the project would be completed in two years and would benefit 30 thousand of families.
 

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with a number of national traders and relevant officials to discuss problems of Afghan traders.
In the meeting, Afghan traders importing gas were complaining that they are facing with double treatment in the country’s port, saying that their gas tankers have been stopped in the country’s ports for the pretext of being low-quality.  They asserted that traders have purchased gas from Turkmenistan and the company sending gas to Afghanistan has this time sent low-quality gas, therefore, their tankers have been stopped, asking for addressing the problems through legal channel.
After hearing problems of Afghan traders, the country’s chief executive said that any kind of double treatment with national traders was unacceptable and the issue would be addressed after overall reviews.
Chief executive instructed relevant organs to dispatch a delegation to Turkmenistan as soon as possible to address the problems.
 

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Jalalabad (BNA) Honey production has increased in Nangarhar province.
According to statistics last year, Nangarhar produced at least 200 tons of honey.
The honey has been produced in 300 farms in Nangarhar province.
Honey of Nangarhar province is famous for its high quality and excellent test in Afghanistan.
This product of Nangarhar sells every year in the country.
Each kilogram of honey in Nangarhar is up to 1200 Afghanis.
Mohammad Hazrat holder of the bee farm in Nangarhar expressed his satisfaction from production and increasing of honey in that province.
Shah Wali Khan Head of beekeepers in Nangarhar told BNA, increasing of beekeeping halls in Nangarhar province has increased honey production.
He also said that if the government support beekeepers in establishing artificial forests and the use of plain lands for beekeeping, the rate of honey production will rise further in the province.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Kabul (BNA) To enhance trade ties, Afghanistan and China signed an agreement the other day, the Kabul Times reported.
While signing the agreement, acting minister of commerce and industry Kamila Seddiqi said the government of Afghanistan was making effort to bolster its trade ties with China.
Our main goal is to enhance trade ties and get aware of both countries’ laws and regulations, she further said.
Furthermore, we are striving to expand Afghanistan’s economy and prepare the ground for employment, she added.
China People’s Market Arrangement State Administration Minister, Zheng Maw said Afghanistan and China has had long relations and this session was satisfactory for both countries.
He added based on this agreement, we would bolster our cooperation with Afghanistan and we are making effort for bilateral promotion.
Pointing at investments’ grounds in Afghanistan, he said the country’s economic capacities would increase by growing investments and both countries should take joint steps in this respect.
The agreement signed includes three sections of trade cooperation, small trades and industries’ progress.
He also hoped that peace would be restored in Afghanistan and China would further continue its cooperation with this county in different sections.
According to the ministry of commerce and industry, annually, Kabul and Beijing have worth $1.1 billion trade relations.
Suraya Raiszada
 

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