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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The message notes that the government of Afghanistan at this particular moment is focusing the economic, social development in the country in order to reduce the extent of joblessness and poverty that is the by-product of several years of war. 
By preparing of big economic policies, the government is decisive to create large infrastructures and move the country towards progress and prosperity.
We are sure that reaching this lofty aim can be materialized when we have active employment market in which not only the need of the different economic sectors in terms of availability of skilled labor is met but with creation of work opportunities we can get access to sustainable employment and that the labor have access to moral and material privileges.
It is therefore our duty to recognize the market labor force with scientific practices, and specify the present challenges and seek their solution.
The government of Afghanistan is not refraining from any efforts in attraction of investments to improve economic pillars in the country and shall continue efforts so that the ground is paved for investments through creating of facilities.
Certainly with upgrading the level of production in the country, our economy will be freed from import dependency and moves towards self-sufficiency and even we can increase exports.
To the extent that the industry develops in the country, similarly more jobs will be created and parallel with this better atmosphere of work relations with investment will be regulated.
So we need to devise polices for creating jobs in the country.
The government of Afghanistan has the priority for better and sustainable work conditions through development of talents and regulating of better labor markets and the ministry of labor and social affairs.  Martyrs and the disabled have the duty to prepare better and advanced programs for such schemes.  At the end I appreciate the efforts of the ministry of economy and labor and social affairs which prepared the ground for holding this conference and also thank the International Labor Organization that assisted this conference.
 

Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Officials of ministry of commerce and industries have expressed optimism that the country’s exports will be increased by 20% during the current year.
Talking on the matter, deputy minister of commerce and industries of Afghanistan Muzammil Shinwari told in a news briefing that beside our internal efforts, government of Afghanistan has also formulated a comprehensive foreign trade policy and trying to expand bilateral commerce and trade relations with neighboring Pakistan. Ministry of commerce and industries for further promotion of commerce and business has undertaken serious of important measure including ratification of national trade policy law to further support domestic productions and to develop small capacity business culture in joint cooperation with the USAID and WB. Said Muzammil Shinwari deputy minister of commerce and industries of Afghanistan, adding that talks are underway with some gulf and Arab states to increase exports of fresh fruits from Afghanistan to their markets and during the previous year nearly five thousand tons of fresh fruits exported to these markets and exporters attained tangible advantage from the business activity. Deputy minister of commerce and industries emphasized that Afghanistan has major potentials for cultivation of saffron herb and rest of the agricultural products including carpet weaving industry and its expected that exports of the country is rises by 20% this year and added that commerce sector in Afghanistan is developing but business community and Afghan traders are confronting major challenges on their way due to obstructions created by neighboring Pakistan in defiance to bilateral trade and transit agreements signed between the two nations. Government of Afghanistan in already in negotiation with neighboring Pakistan and Tajikistan to settle trade and transit problems with these countries and further expansion of relation, the govt is also conducting talks with Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to further intensify its trade relations with the central Asian countries, he added. This came after economists have said that Afghanistan witnessed major economic development programs during 2012. Meanwhile, a number of fresh fruit retailers have expressed satisfaction over increase of their agricultural products to international markets including carpets. Previously, several international conferences held on Afghanistan to evaluate a number of important topics including investment opportunity, development of domestic productions and exports and imports and these sessions proved constructive measures for economic growth of the country.
 

Monday May 6, 2013
Kabul (BNA): The minister for rural development and rehabilitation Wais Barmak inaugurated the National Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development in Kandahar yesterday, BNA reported.
According to the report, the institution with having 36 classrooms dining, room, dormitory for boys, mosque and other facilities was built as a cost of 4.5 million US dollars financed by Canada.
In his address, Barmak said that the institute as an essential infrastructure plays significant role in educating the youth and developing agriculture in the southern and western region of the country.
Mentioning 554 development projects at a cost of 26 million US dollars in Kandahar, minister Barmak noted that more than 500,000 people have benefited the projects.

Sunday May 5, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The World Bank calling the economic growth of Afghanistan considerable says, the growth rate of gross income in the country was 8.11 % in 2012.
BNA economic analyst writes: 
The recent report of World Bank can be a good hope for the economic growth of Afghanistan in coming years.
The World Bank talks about economic growth in Afghanistan while the country is heading toward development which can be effective in economic growth in the future and political stability of the country. Within the next two years, the NATO led. International forces will be pulling out from Afghanistan and all security responsibilities will be handed over to Afghan security forces and presidential elections will be held.
Without doubt withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan, will close some financial sources, for this reason the international community insists, Afghanistan should be economically self- reliance. Considering this, the Afghan authorities are making all endeavors to bring political and economic stability in to the country after 2014. As during the recent years, the Afghan government has been trying to encourage local and foreign investment in the country and to use the existing opportunities for the development of agriculture and animal husbandry sectors which form the major part of the economy of the society; to provide the ground for extraction of mines.  The state in achieving these objectives is somewhat successful.
At the meantime, during the last ten years, the achievements of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in construction of high ways were great which were proved to be effective in economic development of the country.  These achievements, provided the ground for rapid economic growth in the country, according to the World Bank it was 8.11% in 2012.
The World Bank considers this economic growth originated from widespread of activities on agriculture and extraction of mines sectors. Also, this prestigious international bank talks about 4.6 % reductions in inflexion level and calls the Afghan currency exchange rate stable.
Also, the report of World Bank indicates that Afghanistan has already achieved one of the objectives of the millennium that is supplying drinking water.   
This report released in a time, the Afghan authorities talk about 26% rise in investment level in the country in 1391. These have been made in mining, agriculture, industries and presenting medical services.  The important point is that during this period, the fleeing level of capital to outside the country was very low. Also, the authorities of finance ministry claim that the economic growth rate in 1391 was 11. 5 % and general income in last financial year was 84 billion Afghanis. Beside, the efforts made by Afghan relevant organs, international community also assisted in numerous fields and the continuation of the aids has been set up in Tokyo conference and other international sessions and will continue according to the commitments made by the two sides.
What have been mentioned above provide an opportunity for every individual Afghans to realize their hopes and dreams in practice and to put the country on right track of economic development.
T. Nemat