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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Second vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili and head of that committee chaired the economic committee of the council of ministers. 
Held in presence of the members of the natural resources and environment commission of the house of people, the mines contracts were discussed. 
Khalili thanked the participation of members of the commission of house of people said that parliament is an important part of the government and hoped that with closure of the three state organs some vague questions are resolved through negotiations.
The head and members of the house of people commission informed the meeting about the Ainak cooper mine, Hajigak, the petroleum contract of Amu Zone and the law on mines.
Minister of mines explained issues pertaining to those mines, considering the importuned of Ainak copper mine in development of the country emphasized on its implementation. 
In respect to the petroleum of Amu Zone it was decided that joint meetings should be held between the mines ministry and the natural resource and environment commission of house of people. 
The meeting also decided that the ministry of justice accelerates the process of referring of the new law on mines and hydro-carbon to the council of ministers. 
The Hajigak mine was discussed and it was emphasized that further meetings should be held so that transparency is maintained in the contract of this mine.

Monday December 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT) concluded an agreement with six domestic and foreign companies for upgrading capacities and governance through mobile phones.
Eng. Baryalai Hessam deputy minister of MoCIT for technical affairs said the ministry intends to starts a joint platform or coordination center covering 30 programs through mobile in social services including health, training and rural development, security, finance, transport and municipalities, water and power.
The overall value of these projects is $3.3 mil financed by the World Bank and will be completed in two coming years.
According to him the ministry with completion of these projects in six cities of Afghanistan will be able to upgrade the capacities and management.
Through these projects we can pass over our views on different spheres to other so that those are supported.
In order to upgrade the capacities of the youth, around 1500 of them will be trained under this program through holding of seminars.
These will also be helpful in strengthening of the economy as it is arranged in accordance with the advanced world standards.
The agreements were signed by the deputy minister of MoCIT and the in charge of the six domestic and foreign companies.

Monday, December 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Waheedullah Shahrani Minister of Mines after participating at the world mines conference held in Kolkata, India returned to Kabul yesterday. 
He told the press that he also met ministers of foreign affairs and fiancé of India discussing framework for investment in petroleum and gas and other mines of Afghanistan.
According to Shahrani he provided detailed information on mines of Afghanistan to the participants of the conferences as well.

Thursday, December 06, 2012
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) the construction work of water dam of Baghlan province was completed and came under utilization.  Abdul Raoof Khenjani regional in charge of water management dept of Baghlan said to BNA, this dam has 15 lengths and one meter wide has been constructed within two months and had accommodated irrigation of 2000 agricultural lands.  T. Suraya-Yarzada