Saturday, April 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Minister of Mines, Wahidullah Shahrani has said that the government alone cannot extract the untapped underground treasures.
He made this remarks in his address to observe Geologists Day here the other day.
He also noted to extract the mineral, it is necessary to ink agreements with countries and private companies to invest in Afghanistan’s mines.
Shahrani also ruled out any mismanagement in inking the agreements, saying every media can have necessary information about any agreements inked with every company in the fields of minerals’ extraction.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Kabul (BNA) As Afghanistan gets nearer to the withdraw of international troops in 2014, general public interpret post-2014 security and economic situations of the country from two contrary dimensions and apprehensions on post-2014 security situations of the country emerged at a time after some western media channels and intelligence services of regional countries tried to present a different feature of the country after the foreign forces callback timeline and anticipated new waves of crisis and civil instability. Economists believe that public dilemma on post-2014 security and economic scenario of the country is illogical and urge upon the people not to foresee future aspect of the country from negative angle. Meanwhile, officials of ministry of finance have said that Afghanistan has attained landmark achievements during the previous ten years including economic development process, telecommunication sector, construction, banking services and rest of the socioeconomic field. The officials of ministry of finance have emphasized that the people of Afghanistan should be optimistic on post-2014 economic sustainability of the country because currently the country is moving forward confidently towards development and no fear of economic crisis and political instability exist. Based on the assertion of officials of ministry of finance, in 2014, international forces only terminate its combat mission in Afghanistan and world community is committed to continue supporting Afghanistan financially an morally for longstanding period after the timeframe set for evacuation of international forces from the country while during the Tokyo conference the world had reaffirmed its long term cooperation to Afghanistan and besides that domestic income of Afghans has received tangible growth from $120 to 670. At the meantime, a number of economic analysts and political commentators have expressed hope over achievements of the country an believe that today Afghanistan has obtained great reputation in international sphere and has forged strategic cooperation partnerships with several world countries and allies of Afghanistan are committed to help the country for long term period. Talking on the matter, economic expert Syed Masood said that people shouldn’t be misled by psychological war of western media and expressed hope that Afghanistan will move towards economic progress and political stability after troop’s pullout. He added that future prosperity of Afghanistan links to holding of free, fair and transparent elections and formulation of a national strategic development program which needs to be formulated by national and international experts affiliated with the economy. Commenting on the topic, economic analyst Saifuddin Saiheen told that people shouldn’t be worry about economy of the country after 2014, because international community has assured the Afghan people to stay alongside them for long term period and international investments will increase on mines of country in the future. Afghanistan has attained remarkable growth in various sectors over the previous decade including telecommunication, banking, mines and rest of the social services sectors and these attainments preserve economic progress of the country after 2014 and for better attraction of world support, government of Afghanistan should pursue serious anticorruption measures to seek international trust and expand global cooperation to Afghanistan after 2014, said economic analyst Saifudding Saihoon, adding that international community during the Tokyo summit had linked further commitments on serious combat against administrative corruption in the government institutions. At the same time, secretariat of council of minister also described apprehensions on post-2014 security situations and economic crisis of the country as baseless and have reiterated that assurances exist which highly protect future prosperity of the country after 2014. Meanwhile, nationals of the country believe that Afghanistan has attained major progress over the previous then years and today the country has great reputation in international politics including an elected and legitimate govt and democratic institutions. Commenting on the topic, local resident Farhad said that currently investments have taken place over different sectors in the country and Afghanistan has forged strategic cooperation agreement with several world nations which approve that Afghanistan won`t be out into isolation in the future. This came after Afghanistan attained major development in all spheres over the previous decade and currently up to 75% of the overall territory of the country is covered by the Afghan armed forces.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan retains good investment opportunities with huge God gifted natural resources, untapped mines and competent human resources. The country invites foreign and domestic entrepreneurs to invest in various spheres & gain profit and contribute in the rehabilitation and renovation process of the war-devastated of Afghanistan. Afghanistan seriously requires investment of industrialist countries and foreign companies in diver’s fields to get rid of economic crisis and also to accelerate the momentum of economic growth in the country so to create job opportunities to the jobless countrymen to lead the war-shattered economy of the country towards progress. The Afghan government has determinedly endeavored to pave the way for the foreign and domestic investors and has ratified laws for encouraging them to spend their fund in different sectors in the country. Afghanistan holds huge untapped natural resources of gold, copper, iron, petroleum, gas, coal mines etc. Afghanistan with its rich mines and industrial material resources is a country, proper for establishing industrial factories. Currently it`s vital that national traders invest in various fields in Afghanistan and set up plants across the country so to manufacture the required merchandise and other essential materials for the countrymen. The process would also assist the jobless people to find employment opportunities and would strengthen the national industries of the country. So the Afghan government particularly the relevant ministry should adopt necessary measures and implement several projects across the country for industrialists, businessmen and finally the domestic and foreign investors for a stable and self-reliant Afghanistan. The realization of the process besides providing job opportunities for our countrymen would also help them in receiving new skills and our investors ought to work on mechanism and adopt necessary measures for expansion of industries in the war-devastated Afghanistan and provide employment chance to prevent from the brain drain. Looking over to markets and cities we witness the import of foreign goods by the Afghan traders that obviously benefits the foreigners and the country is changed to a consumer market of foreign low quality goods. Afghanistan`s economic growth entails domestic production and industries support and for successful implementation of the process, responsible organs should precisely work on plans to put the process in practice and prepare the ground for consuming of domestic products in the country.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The cooperatives union of farmers of Afghanistan distributed agricultural equipment to the farmer of Qarabagh district of Kabul province recently.
The Qarabagh district chief Abdul Wase Shariri enumerated the services rendered by the cooperatives` union of farmers of Afghanistan farmers and horticulturists of Afghanistan specially to the farmers of Qarabagh and told media that unfortunately a number of other institutions distributed “one time expansion” equipment but as it is seen the equipment’s provided by the cooperatives` union of farmers of Afghanistan are qualified and all are hardware tools that our farmers used them for several years. Sharif added that previously, a number of equipment’s were distributed by agriculture department to the farmers of Qarabagh that after a short span of time all of them became useless. He added that it is planned that during current year, a dairy processing plat, and spring house and two raisin-cleaning factories` be established. General Directorate of Peasants cooperative of Afghanistan said in the connection that as our country is an agricultural country. So our people eye to our farmers till through increment of their agricultural products, remove the problem of food items shortage in the country. So it is up to our farmers with acceptance more misery and hard work to promote the level of their products according to the requirements of time and our suffering nation to rid off from food items shortage. Hashemi continued that through holding glorious functions and meeting, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan celebrates the advent of New Year every year country-wide. As it is known to all, because of shortage of food items that stems from continued wars and drought, our people fell suffering. But as a result of more snow fall last year, our people are hoping the shortage of food items to be removed. As real servant, the cooperatives` union of farmers of Afghanistan is ready so through their possibilities are available, to help farmers of the country. We demand from friendly and donor nations with focusing their attention towards present situation of the country help our peasants by distributing developed agricultural means, improved seeds, pesticide, tractors, chemical fertilizer etc. one of farmers of our country Baba Jan said in the connection that the equipment we had previously are old. The ministry of agricultural especially the cooperatives` union of farmers of Afghanistan is responsible to lay down the new equipment in our disposal so to promote our work well. He asked that this union should have amicable ties with all peasants and distribute as just all agricultural equipment to them. Hashemi mentioned that the permanent efforts of farmers of Qarabagh district of Kabul province not only is effective in enhancement of agricultural products but every one of you are in the trenches of defend of their homeland and safeguarding of national sovereignty against the enemies of our homeland. It is laudable. This is in a time that the cooperatives` union of farmers of Afghanistan helped our peasants in different parts of the country with improved seeds and agricultural equipments and now, through this department, modern agricultural equipments should be laid to their disposal.