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Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The meeting was chaired by second Vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili and head of the economic committee. 
The meeting considering the importance of the issues, challenges and existing problems on the path of execution of development projects by the ministries and member department of the economic committee were discussed. 
The members of the committee expressed the reason for delayed implementation of projects and forwarded their viewpoints for bringing of effectiveness in this respect. 
They attributed strained security, low capacities of the foundations, corruption, land expropriation, complexity of procurement, non-existence of supervisory mechanism and other factors in delayed implementation of the projects. 
The CM economic committee instructed the ministry of economy and administration affairs department of the CM to arrange the viewpoints in two weeks and propose specific solutions aimed accelerating the development projects implementation to be referred to the CM session. 
Considering the creation of the assigned commission in this respect, it was decided in the meeting held among the ministries in Jalalabad that a commission led by minister of economy should continue studying the factors impeding timely execution of the development projects.

Monday, January 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Mines Minister Wahidullah Shahrani on Sunday said Afghanistan would not only become self-sufficient in fuel production, but would also export it to other countries by 2015. 
Currently Afghanistan imports three billion tons of fuel. 
Briefing reporters about a recently signed agreement with a Chinese firm on oil and gas extraction at the Amu Rive field in northern Sar-i-Pul province, the minister said it was a key step toward Afghanistan’s self-sufficiency in oil and gas. 
The agreement with the Chinese company, CNCP, was signed on December 28. 
The Amu River field is estimated to have more than 87 million barrels of fuel reserves. 
Shahrani said international investors would be briefed on other fuel zones in the north in summer this year, when bids for the Tirpal fuel zone in western Herat province would be opened. 
“Practical work on these two zones will also be launched in next three years,” he said, adding in the future, other already identified fuel reservoirs in Herat, Paktika and Helmand would be set for bidding.


Monday, January 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In his meeting with some national traders and leading body of Chambers of Commerce, Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim, first Vice-President emphasized on timely provision of people’s primary needs before the winter season. 
At the meeting he noted that considering the people’s economic strains, timely provision and reasonable sell thereof can be workable and suitable for them. 
He added that the national traders are required to exert all possible efforts towards provision of primary needs of the people as in the past and the government is obliged to resolve traders problems as well. 
The traders also shared some of their problems with Marshal Fahim and he promised that their problems will be addressed through related organs.

Sunday, January 01, 2012
Ghazni (BNA) The water dam of Kawyan area, Deh Yak district of Ghazni province was inaugurated yesterday.  
Sultan Hosain Abasyar agriculture head of Ghazni province said to BNA, this dam has been constructed from the financial assistance of PRT of America at the cost of $ 470,000. 
15,000 jiribs of agricultural lands irrigate from this dam and 50 per cent problems of residents of the area have been tackled from shortage of water, said the source. 
It is said that this dam was inaugurated by Mosa Khan Akbarzada governor of that province in presence of state responsible and came under utilization.
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada