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Sunday, October 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai chaired a meeting in which creation of the high economic council was confirmed. 
The meeting also considered the country’s economic status as satisfactory. 
The meeting of the economic commission led by President Karzai and attended by first vice-president, in charges of the chamber of commerce and industries and confirmation of the representatives of the industrial union of Afghanistan confirmed the establishment of the high economic council and evaluated the economy of the country as satisfactory. 
Held at the presidential palace, it is said that creation of the high economic council aimed at studying all economic problems of the country, economic policies for the transition period, devising of the economic strategy with a long-term perspective and ensuring of coordination between the government and the private sector following thorough evaluation was adopted by the meeting. 
Meanwhile, this meeting assessed the economic problems of the country and pinpointed the factors that are impeding growth of the private sector in the country. 
The in charges of chambers of commerce and industries of Afghanistan and those of the industrial union representatives considering the importance of electricity power for promotion of investments in the country said that this problem should be resolved by the government of Afghanistan. 
President Karzai after hearing the proposals, considering the creation of the high economic council as positive for growth of economy in the country, stressed that the problems of the private sector in terms of provision of power energy and its financing through national budget, will be taken at the coming cabinet meetings. 
It is said that work on the structure and specifying the composition of the high economic council has been started and it will be referred to the president for approval.
 

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The contract of reconstruction and rehabilitation of Ghoryan General Water canal inked by Mohammad Esmial Minister of Water and Energy yesterday.
Based on this contract, a private construction company reconstructs and rehabilitates the Ghoryan water canal within 18 months.
This canal located at 72 km distances from Herat city. The aim of reconstruction of Ghoryan water canal is to improve the irrigation system, distribution of water and preventing of water losses on the agricultural lands.
The reconstruction expenses of this project which estimated more than 8500,000 dollars pay from the assistance of Asian Development Bank which allocated for water resources of west Zone River.
With completion of this project 9800 hectares of land will be irrigated.
T. Rateb
 

Wednesday October 10 2012
Kabul (BNA) The technical seminar for presenting the final results of technical studies for possibilities of procurement of potable water for the Great Kabul was held yesterday.
Eng. Mohammad Yusuf Pashtoon senior advisor of president in construction, mines, water and electricity affairs, Shujauddin Ziayee deputy minister of water and energy ministry, Ghulam Sakhi Hassanzada executive head of the Dehsabz-Barikab City Development Authority, the representative of the JICA of Japan and some representatives of the people at the parliament and some government officials participated at the seminar.
At the start Eng. Ghulam Sakhi Hassanzada stresses on the need of creation of the New Kabul City and the progress of work.
He added that it is expected that after completion of the first phase of this project 1.5 million people will reside there and by completion of the second phase this figure will reach to three million people but the main problems is shortage of water for underground water which cannot meet the need of the three million people.
He added that the posts for provision of water and by building of reservoir dams on the course of Sayad Salang and Gulbahar and installation of infiltration galleries in Sayad River in different phases we can procure the needed water for the residents.
Eng. Shujauddin Ziayee Deputy Minister of Water and Energy said that due to inattention over usage of surface water in Kabul much usage is made of underground water and now it is on the verge of reduction.
He added that with usage of better management shortage of water will be prevented in Kabul.
He added that with building of the Sayad, Gulbahar and Salang reservoirs in the coming five years we can meet the water needs of the Kabul New City and the present Kabul. JICA representative also spoke at this seminar.
 

The technical seminar for presenting the final results of technical studies for possibilities of procurement of potable water for the Great Kabul was held yesterday.
Eng. Mohammad Yusuf Pashtoon senior advisor of president in construction, mines, water and electricity affairs, Shujauddin Ziayee deputy minister of water and energy ministry, Ghulam Sakhi Hassanzada executive head of the Dehsabz-Barikab City Development Authority, the representative of the JICA of Japan and some representatives of the people at the parliament and some government officials participated at the seminar.
At the start Eng. Ghulam Sakhi Hassanzada stresses on the need of creation of the New Kabul City and the progress of work.
He added that it is expected that after completion of the first phase of this project 1.5 million people will reside there and by completion of the second phase this figure will reach to three million people but the main problems is shortage of water for underground water which cannot meet the need of the three million people.
He added that the posts for provision of water and by building of reservoir dams on the course of Sayad Salang and Gulbahar and installation of infiltration galleries in Sayad River in different phases we can procure the needed water for the residents.
Eng. Shujauddin Ziayee Deputy Minister of Water and Energy said that due to inattention over usage of surface water in Kabul much usage is made of underground water and now it is on the verge of reduction.
He added that with usage of better management shortage of water will be prevented in Kabul.
He added that with building of the Sayad, Gulbahar and Salang reservoirs in the coming five years we can meet the water needs of the Kabul New City and the present Kabul. JICA representative also spoke at this seminar.

The technical seminar for presenting the final results of technical studies for possibilities of procurement of potable water for the Great Kabul was held yesterday.
Eng. Mohammad Yusuf Pashtoon senior advisor of president in construction, mines, water and electricity affairs, Shujauddin Ziayee deputy minister of water and energy ministry, Ghulam Sakhi Hassanzada executive head of the Dehsabz-Barikab City Development Authority, the representative of the JICA of Japan and some representatives of the people at the parliament and some government officials participated at the seminar.
At the start Eng. Ghulam Sakhi Hassanzada stresses on the need of creation of the New Kabul City and the progress of work.
He added that it is expected that after completion of the first phase of this project 1.5 million people will reside there and by completion of the second phase this figure will reach to three million people but the main problems is shortage of water for underground water which cannot meet the need of the three million people.
He added that the posts for provision of water and by building of reservoir dams on the course of Sayad Salang and Gulbahar and installation of infiltration galleries in Sayad River in different phases we can procure the needed water for the residents.
Eng. Shujauddin Ziayee Deputy Minister of Water and Energy said that due to inattention over usage of surface water in Kabul much usage is made of underground water and now it is on the verge of reduction.
He added that with usage of better management shortage of water will be prevented in Kabul.
He added that with building of the Sayad, Gulbahar and Salang reservoirs in the coming five years we can meet the water needs of the Kabul New City and the present Kabul. JICA representative also spoke at this seminar.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by senior president advisor, Hedayat Amin Arsala, the Council of Ministers (CM) held meeting at the presidential palace yesterday discussing different agendas related to the ministry of urban development in some provinces of the country.
The committee heard that report of the ministry on implementation of the city master plan in the cities of Herat, Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif, Nangarhar as well as Kunduz city and obligated a temporal council for the city development consisted of the ministries of economy, agriculture, irrigation, public works, transport and civil aviation, energy and water, ministry of interior, administration for local organs, chamber of commerce and industries, administration for water supply and canalization with the presence of advisor for the presidential office and the ministry of urban development in chair.
The ministry of agriculture, irrigation and stocks’ presentation had been discussed by the committee in renting a building and establishments of Guzargah dairy forms for the Kabul dairy union to provide work and strengthen the economic infrastructure of the stocks owners in Kabul, Logar, and Maidan-Wardak provinces and development of their dairy industries to beef up the level of their products and instructed for providing more details about the Kabul dairy union legal tip.
The commission also discussed the report provided by the deputy minister of economy on the problem of the air companies and instructed for seeking a legal framework and discuss in the next CM session for final decision.
The issues of the Mahmaoud Sattar Steel Melting plant in southern Kandahar province had also been discussed at the CM session and resolved to be meet by the organs concerned at the ministry of finance.