16 October 2018

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, on Monday chaired the Council of Ministers Economic Committee meeting, a statement from his office said.
At the outset, the ministry of foreign briefed the CE about the importance of the SAARC organization’s economic and social importance and said the related ministries should attend its meetings, the statement said.
“Some ministries don’t take the meetings of the SAARC organization serious and that Afghanistan doesn’t take serious the implementation of the plans being discussed in the meeting,” said the ministry’s report shared with the meeting members.
The country’s Chief Executive asked the related ministries to send a professional individual to the SAARC meeting and expand cooperation with the organization.
For more coordination, the ministry of foreign should secure link with the secretariat directorate of the council of ministers in relation to participation in the SAARC meetings or following the organization related projects in Afghanistan, the statement added.
The meeting discussed many other issues related to agenda, including transparently distribution of lands among the investors in the industrial townships, as the ministry of commerce and industries provided the meeting with a report about distribution of nine industrial townships and readiness of 13 others for distribution among the investors.
Dr. Abdullah said no one can create obstacle before the private sector and that lands should be distributed easily among the investors, the statement said.
 

Monday, October 15, 2018
Kabul (BNA) In a conference on “Supporting Private Sector in Public Procurement”, National Procurement Authority  (NPA) introduced Afghanistan Government Electronic & Open Procurement System (AGEOPS) to the representatives of international institutions, construction companies, members of civil society and media. Addressing media outlets in GMIC, Elham Omar Hotaki General Director of NPA said: “Using AGEOPS, companies are categorized into few sections considering their experiences.”
Using this system, private companies will apply for contracts that they are expert in it. AGEOPS Works are categorized into eleven sections and companies can apply for one or more based on their experiences.
Hotaki gave three months to representatives of companies to apply for AGEOPS membership so that they would be able to enter the system by receiving a certificate number.
“This system is established to provide required facilities for the growth of private sector, to ensure transparency in procurement processes, to evaluate companies and increase their professional capacity, to accelerate offers evaluations process and to provide certificates of companies’ classification.” Hotaki stressed.
Afghanistan is the only country in the region that has established electronic procurement system.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                           
One Dollar                                                              75/95        Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            98/70       Afs
One Euro                                                            87/50       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       20/60       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           582       Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1030       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            05/90       Afs
Yarzada
 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                           
One Dollar                                                              75/90       Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            98/80       Afs
One Euro                                                            87/70       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       20/65       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           582      Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1030       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            06/30       Afs
Yarzada
 

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