23 July 2019

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Mumbai, India Exporters of Afghanistan’s finest fruits, nuts, spices, honey, and juices left a Mumbai trade event this week with contracts worth more than $123 million from buyers in India, one of the most lucrative trade events for Afghan agriculture exporters in recent years.
More than 55 exporters showcased their products at the two-day “Made in Afghanistan: Nature’s Best” Mumbai Trade Mission and Exhibition, organized by USAID in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock and the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries.
Fruit led the way with $56 million in deals, followed by Asafoetida, or ‘hinge,’ a spice used in food and cosmetics, with $43 million in deals.  Constructs worth $15 million were signed for nuts, primarily for pistachios and almonds.  Saffron reeled in deals valued at $4.6 million, while another $2.7 million was singed for other spices.  Juices and honey made up the rest.
“Coming to India was a game changer for us,” said Hasina Bezhan Zaeefi, owner of Akaam Zaeefi, one of the women exporters invited to participate. “It gave us access to major Indian byers.”
USAID is linking Afghan producers of high-value products with buyers from all over the world to benefit the Afghan economy and their journey to self-reliance.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Kabul (BNA) During the first six months of physical year, the ministry of rural rehabilitation and development has implemented 8 irrigation projects in Kandahar province.
Freba Arzhang responsible for the national water supply program for environmental protection and irrigation of rural rehabilitation and development ministry told BNA correspondent, the plans were complemented by the completion of a 10,000 meter water channel and the construction of a 35 meter wall which were implemented in center and districts of that province and provide the irrigation field for more than 20 thousand acres of agricultural land.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                                              80/90        Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            102       Afs
One Euro                                                            91/60       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       21/85     Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           517      Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1150       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            06/10       Afs

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The construction work of 102 water supply networks have been completed within the last six months in 28 provinces of the country.
Fariba Arzhang an in-charge of publication in the ministry of rural rehabilitation and development said BNA correspondent, the water supply networks have been implemented in Urozgan, Badghis, Bamyan, Badakhshan, Balkh, Panjshir, Paktia, Paktika, Takhar, Khost, Jawzjan, Dykundi, Sar-e-Pul, Samangan, Ghazni, Ghor, Faryab, Farah, Nangarhar, Laghman, Nooristan, Herat, Maidan/Wardak, Kabul, Kunar and Kandahar provinces.

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