Sunday, December 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The commission of the assigned ministers confirmed the proposal for the exploration and division of production of petroleum of Afghan-Tajik zone.
The commission after thorough discussions and studies confirmed the proposal of the consortium including the companies of the Kuwait Energy Pilk, Tappo Turkey Dragon Oil company, and their Afghan shareholders Ghazanfar Group for exploration and division of the petroleum zone for two blocks and authorized the assigned commission representing the ministers to start talks with the consortium for preparing the contract.
After placing it to the bidding and expression of willingness of the 20 world companies and also specifying of 8 eligible companies fir exploration of this zone the commission selected the above companies considering their offers along with their proposals.
The process has been carried with the presence of the representatives of those companies and the assigned commission members.
After economic assessment of the offers of the above companies were confirmed.
The Minister of Mines welcomed the trust shown by the world investors in Afghanistan and believes that holding of contracts will be beneficial for continued economic growth of Afghanistan.
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai visited the agricultural machineries and the models of two projects of ministry of agriculture and irrigation that are ongoing in some provinces.
Present was minister of agriculture and irrigation, Mohammad Asif Rahimi, the president observed the models of the orchard and animal husbandry and the support projects for agriculture developments well as rural growth.
Talking at the ceremony minister of agriculture and irrigation said that the orchard and animal husbandry project is the basis of agricultural development in Afghanistan that are covering six years 2013-1018 including orchard development, poultry and creation of agricultural cooperatives and animal health clinics which will be implemented 23 provinces.
Explaining the activities of these projects, agricultural officials told President Karzai that so far the orchard and animals husbandry projects have been implemented in 60 district of 11 provinces on over 23,000 jiribs of land, around 20,000 farmers have received professional training while the advanced system of grapes plants were applied on 440 jeribs vineyards.
The added that 250,000 units of poultry have been created by the vulnerable women and 373,000 chickens were distributed to them.
Meanwhile 21 million eggs were produced of which 65% were marketed.
Under this project a unit for producing of liquid nitrogen was also purchased as the cost of USD 500,000 and installed in the Beneihessar of Kabul for improving animal breeds.
Also 232 private animal clinics in 34 provinces have been created and equipment costing USD 11,000 has been procured for each of these clinics and the veterinarians were trained.
While explaining their activities the officials of the sector for supporting rural agricultural development, creation of proper commercial system for production of dairy products and investment in poultry development.
Talking on the strategic plan of this department they added that the plan includes expansion and facilitating of economic development packages to the provinces of the country.
They stressed that presently this department is active in Nangarhar, Balkh, and Badakhshan provinces and it is expected that Kabul, Parwan, and Herat will soon be covered as well.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) the PIA Company of Pakistan has planned to set up an airline between Quetta and Kandahar. Pakistan press reported that, the PTI Company of that country will start airline fly between Quetta of Pakistan and Kandahar in 3 next month. Establishments of airline between Quetta and Kandahar is extension program section from PIA Company, the authorities of Transportation ministry said nothing in this regard yet. T. Suraya-Yarzada
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The construction work second part of Khwajarawash Township in Qasaba-e-Khanasazi started today.
According to BNA report, a function was held for this purpose in Khanasazi enterprise, Dr. Hasan Abdulhai Minister of city construction, Amena Afzali minister of work and social affairs, Engineer Mohammad Yousof Pashtoon advisor of president in the city construction affairs and a number of authorities and officials were present.
According to minister of city construction, this Township will be constructed on an area of 79.5 hectares of lands with having 175 residential blocks and 14820 Apartments.
The expenses of the project are approximately one Millard dollars and will be completed within 4 next year.
Dr. Hasan Abdul Hai added that this is the first project that will construct by government and private sector.
The contract work of this project was signed between city construction enterprise Dept. and Mahmar Shaher Construction Company.