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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Karim Khalili, second vice- president chaired a meeting of the CM economic committee.
The meeting discussed the draft policies of ministry of mines.
According to the report of the ministry this national policy cover policy on mines, and other 16 polices in respect to mining, liquid gas, construction materials, decorative and construction stones, and other spheres.
Minister of mines said that implementation of these policies places the mines sector as an important economic sector in the country in the coming years.
Meanwhile, implementation of these polices create direct jobs for over 1.5 million jobless, expand exports, grow infrastructures including roads, electricity, railway line, and lays positive impacts on creation of security in the country.
The members of the economic committee expressed a series of their views and proposals on the polices in terms of role of private sector, processing of mine materials inside the country and restoration of security through attraction of investments in mine sector.
The economic committee considered the policies as positive and confirmed as beneficial for economic growth in the country.
The Khost Governor presented a report in regards to progress made in terms of security and increase of people’s trust towards the government. He also mentioned non-implementation of development projects, stoppage of work on Khost-Gardez road and building of airport, non-existence of connecting bridges between the center and the districts, non-existence of electricity current and reservoir dams as most significant demands of the people to improve life there.
The economic committee while appreciating the efforts of the Khost Governor and the leading body of the province in creation of proper atmosphere in the province, exchanged views with the members over how to address the problems in the province.
The economic committee issued instructions to the ministries of finance and economy to follow up implementation of the development projects in the province.
Meanwhile, the ministries of transport and civil aviation and public works were advised to that construction of the road and airport in the province should be followed up.
In another part of the meeting the resolution of the national economic commission of Senate for seeking solution for economic situation in the country was taken up and reiterated that some points of this resolution should be considered by members of the economic committee.
Meanwhile, based on the proposal of the ministry of urban development about construction f residential blocks of “Tehea Masken” it was decided that led by the economy ministry, the ministries of public works and urban development should specify the proposed blocks so that final decision is taken in this respect.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The recent satellite research and survey conducted through BSHD of the United State indicates that 24 regions of Afghanistan owns huge mines of gold, silver, iron ore and rare metals, Minister for Mines Wahidullah Shahrani said.
He also added that the survey has been conducted via very advanced optic system by the Geology survey of US on the 70 percent of Afghanistan territory and the outcome facilitates the government to exactly locate the underground treasure and thus it increases the trust of investors in the field of mine extraction.

Monday, July 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The agreement on grant aid of USD125 million of World Bank was signed yesterday at the Finance Ministry.
This grant is planned to be used for improving the status of the remote roads, the aim of the aid is financing projects for improving, maintenance of second degree and third degree roads, building of bridges, support to capacity building activities and reconstruction of rural infrastructures and government foundations.
Dr. Mustafa Mastor Deputy Minister of Finance said that of this aid over 80% of Afghans will benefit in rural regions and that building of the foundations is necessary for economic growth and welfare of the rural people.
Wais Barmak Minister of Rehabilitation and Rural development and Najibullah Ouzhen Minister of Public Works also talked on the role of roads towards welfare of the people and their healthy growth.
Chief of the World Bank in Kabul reiterating on the support of the World Bank in reconstruction of rural regions said reconstruction of rural infrastructure has so far through about marked changes in the life of the rural people.

Sunday, July 22, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Minister for Mines, Wahidullah Shahrani has said that Afghanistan owns huge valuable and very costly minerals such as gold, silver, iron ore and rare metals.
Taking to BNA the minister added that geological survey conducted by US on 70 percent of Afghanistan territory indicated that Afghanistan has huge under taped treasure.
The survey conducted by the most advanced optical system also enables the government to precisely spot the mine location and encourage investment in mining field.
Earlier the ministry for mines estimated the value of underground natural resources as high as 3 trillion US dollars which covered only 30 percent of the country’s territory.