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Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Ghazni (BNAS) The US ambassador to Afghanistan announced to complete several projects worth $30 million in southern Ghazni province this year. 
Addressing at a joint news conference with Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada in Ghazni city, Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker said the US would contribute in the eras of health, education, training, agriculture and other projects in the province. 
A meeting of culture ministers from the Islamic countries selected Ghazni city as the Asian capital of the Islamic civilization for the year 2013 and vowed to support the province in 2013 celebration. 
Crocker said that both Afghanistan and the US were working on a strategic cooperation agreement, and pledged that the Americans would not leave the country alone and continue supporting beyond 2014, when all foreign forces are scheduled to withdraw from the country. 
“The peace process is under way and Taliban now that they have an exclusive address, it is for the Taliban to decide whether to negotiate peace or continue to fight,” the ambassador said. 
Governor Akbarzada welcomed the aid promise held out by the ambassador and said dozens of developmental projects would be launched immediately after the winter. 
He asked foreign aid agencies and the central government to give the province $ 20 million (987.4 million Afs) next year. 
Several multimillion dollar projects have already been executed by the US and the Polish provincial reconstruction Team (PRT) in the province. 
Former senator Maulana Abdur Rahman Hakimi also welcomed the US assistance and said the province had been neglected over the past decade and needed more attention.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by second vice president, Mohammad Karim Khalili, the economic committee for the council of ministers held meeting discussing support for the domestic industries draft presented by the ministry of commerce and industries. 
According to the draft offered by the ministry of commerce and services of the domestic industries in order to improve the life those society individuals living under poverty line. 
Within the policy, industries such as carpet, Kashmira, processing agriculture materials, precious stones, granite and constructional materials are further paid attention and supporting the domestic industries would help strengthen other industries such as tourism, transport, textile, light industries and transit in the country. 
The members of the committee had also offered some of their viewpoints about the type of effect on draft on the export increase, replacement of imports, creation of employment, and creation of domestic industries supporting banks and easing financial regulations. 
The committee also discussed some other key issues among them increase in import of ill livestock from beyond the country for butchery asking for prevention of importing such cattle and outflow of the country’s capital from the country. 
Different other related subjects had also been discussed among the committee members obliging the related organs among them Kabul municipality, finance ministry to finalize the draft on the review of the presentations about the protection and preservation of the government offices, kindergartens, schools and green areas.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Iran is ready to expand its cooperation with Afghan and Iranian traders and investors. 
Therefore, a memorandum of understanding cooperation was signed on Monday between Afghan ministry of finance and Iranian ministry of economy here in Kabul. 
The agreement was signed by Afghan deputy minister and acting minister of finance and Iranian deputy minister of economy. 
While signing the agreement, acting minister of finance said, “The joint representatives of both countries discussed related to problems of the traders and other issues in the second session of economical cooperation held here in Kabul for two days. 
Both sides decided that private sectors of the two countries should be encouraged to expand the economic growth of Iran and Afghanistan by investment. 
Iranian deputy minister of economy in the signing ceremony said, “I’m sure the expansion route of Afghanistan is very clear in future and we are ready to provide all cultural, learning and technology capacities to Afghanistan.”
It is determined that the third session of the economical cooperation between Afghanistan and Iran would be held in Tehran.

Monday, January 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chairman of Asian Bank and western bank met with Mince minister and promised their further assistances for development of gas pipeline sector and transferring of gas from Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India via Afghanistan. 
Iwan Marnda in his visit from Kabul met with Afghan authorities and talked on different issues like projects of Asian Bank and evaluate it. 
Wahidullah Shahrani Minister of Afghan Mince in a meeting with chairman of Asian Bank, informed him from basic reforms which implemented in that province. 
In this meeting, they discussed regarding transferring of gas pipeline of Turkmenistan, Pakistan and India via Afghanistan. 
The chairman of Asian Bank pledged further assist for development of transferring gas pipeline and rehabilitation of Sheberghan petroleum wells and other petroleum projects inside the country. 
Also, Iwan Marnda called role of Asian Bank as facilities of TAPI project and stressed on economic areas of regional countries and regional cooperation’s in this fields. 
He pledged to complete the assistances within three years. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada