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Monday, May 19, 2014
Kabul (BNA) Information Technology Day was observed by the ministry for communication and information technology yesterday. According to BNA reporter, in a ceremony attended by minister for economy, some parliamentarians, deputy to ministry for information and culture Ghulam Nabi Farahi, the minister for communication and information technology Amirzai Sangin said in his address that his ministry has made tremendous achievements over the past decade and has provided information and communication services at low cost to the citizens.
The revenue of the ministry for communication and information technology over the past 10 years had been registered 1.334 billion US dollars, minister Sangin said, adding 140,000 people have been working in the field of communication.
Addressing the ceremony, Deputy MoIC Ghulam Nabi Farahi noted that the development of communication and information technology in the country was unparalleled over the past decade. He also pointed out that the development of information technology has paved the way for the development of mass media in the country.
Head of the chambers of commerce and industries Mohammad Qurban Haqjo and managers of communication firms also spoke at the ceremony and calling for more investment in the field of communication.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Kabul (BNA) Today the High Council of the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF), chaired by H.E. Mohammad Asif Rahimi, Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, hosted an event to celebrate the success of the institution serving the agriculture sector.

The celebration included a presentation of achievements of the ADF in the support of Afghan agriculture; welcoming the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark as a contributor to the ADF, and recognizing a small group of outstanding ADF clients.  During the event a large number of ADF clients displayed their products to the audience.

Minister Rahimi said “I would like to end by reiterating the appreciation of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and, especially that of my ministry for the contribution of the US government, through USAID.  I would also like to welcome the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark, that has already started to contribute funds for the capitalization of the ADF…thank you for your contributions, for the partnership and for supporting the Afghan government to launch this uniquely important and successful initiative that is unleashing the true potential of Afghan Agriculture.”

The ADF is a government owned financial institution established under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, through a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The ADF is one of the most successful collaborations between the US and the Afghan governments; since its inception it has processed loans worth more than US$90 million, reaching 23,000 farm households in 33 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.
 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Kabul (BNA) Presided over by second vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili, a session of ministerial council’s economic committee was held yesterday. 
According to presidential press office to BNA, in the session, vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili while pointing out related to recent floods and landslide killing and injuring most of our countrymen forced relevant ministries and organs to take step for rehabilitation of destroyed areas in all sectors as agricultural, resettlement, reopening of roads and others.
He also extended sympathy and condolence to victims’ families of the incidents. According to the session’s agenda, Minister of Urban Development delivered the session suggested design of Kabul Jan Park located in Kabul’s southern west.
According to Minister of Urban Development, the park will be constructed according to Kabul city master plan in 4000 acre lands.
Meanwhile, the park would have zoo, cultural centers, gallery and bicycling.
After delivering a series of views and questions related to property, participation of private sector and city master plan, members of the committee approved the draft and the ministry was forced to provide comprehensive draft in this regard and delivered it to the committee.
Following, suggestion of Ministry of Commerce and Industries related to allowance of some fuel by Hairatan Terminal Service Company was reviewed and discussed.
After delivering a series of views and suggestions, the committee’s members forced MoCI to follow the ministerial council’s decision in this regard and provide particular suggestions in consideration to regional and international standards and requirements of the country.
At the end of the session, prolongation issue of license for 24 companies to which lands had been previously distributed in Pul-e-Charcki area and later the lands were distributed to Alokozai Company was discussed and it was decided that AISA should distribute the companies’ license. According to another report, the second vice president met with a number of the country’s students graduated from refugees’ schools to Quetta of Pakistan.
In the meeting, the students enumerated their problems as lack of girls’ hostel, asking for establishment of an informative center for newly graduates of students. According to the students, despite of having 12th grade graduates and official education certificates, they were still deprived form foreign scholarships. In the meeting, the second vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili while expressing happiness over meeting with the students stressed on solution of their problems.
Pointing out related to the issue that right of all residents and tribes were identified in the country’s new chapter, the vice president asserted the issue had provided big capacity for addressing the rights of the country’s all residents. The second vice president further said the new chapter provided suitable environment for development of the country’s all people, encouraging the students for getting further knowledge in the country.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Kabul (BNA) Based on Najibullah Akhtari’ head of currency exchange market in Kabul (Saraye Shahzada) report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                            Buying                                        Selling
One Dollar                            57/25afgs                                    57/30afgs
One Pound sterling               95/90afgs                                     96afgs
One Euro                            78/90 afgs                                     79afgs
One Emirate’s Dirham         15/55 afgs                                     15/60 afgs
One Thousand Indian Rupees 940 afgs                                     950 afgs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees 578 afgs                                579afgs
One Thousand Iranian Riyals 17/50afgs                                   17/60 afgs