23 February 2019

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Tuesday January 1, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the officials of Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (AWCCI), at the Presidential Palace the other day. According to BNA report, at the meeting attended by the country’s First Lady, Afsana Rahimi, chief director of the chamber’s board and Manizha Wafiq, chairwoman of the AWCCI spoke about their activities and thanked the President for his support to the creation of the entity and his special attention to businesswomen and craftswomen. The President thanked those businesswomen who have taken part in the meeting from Kabul, Nangarhar, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif and Kandahar provinces and pledged for making the AWCCI permanent. The President said government administration and other entrepreneurs would never be allowed to prevent activities of the women chamber of commerce and industries. “The budgets of the AWCCI should be spent in the productive activities of the chamber,” said the President. The President also said the government institutions should purchase their needs from the AWCCI, if their services were standardized. He also said that a clear plan should be considered for the women entrepreneurs’ marketing.

Monday December 31, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Wolesi Jirga has approved FY-1398 National Budget by majority of vote where Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Finance and Chief Advisor on Infrastructure to H.E the President, was present.
The total amount of FY-1398 is 399 billion AFs making up 275 billion ordinary budget and 124 billion-development budget.
The government priority in FY-1398 national budget document accounted for  security, infrastructure, education, governance, agriculture and rural rehabilitation sectors respectively 41%, 14%, 13%, 9% and 8% from the total amount of FY-1398 national budget.
Likewise, 49% of FY-1398 national budget would come from the domestic revenue and the rest in form foreign aid.
The leadership of Ministry of Finance thanked representatives of people in Wolesi Jirga for timely approval of the national budget.

Monday December 31, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                                          75/30       Afs
One Pound Sterling                                                 95       Afs
One Euro                                                                 86       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       20/45       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           538      Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1075      Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            07/50      Afs
One Russian Ruble                                              01/10     Afs

Sunday December 30, 2018

Mazar-e-Sharif City (BNA) Officials in chamber of commerce and industry in northern Balkh province reported from opening of air corridor between Balkh and Turkey as soon.
Shir Ahmad Sepahizadah head of chamber of commerce and industry in Balkh today told BNA correspondent, Qara Qul skins, carpets and other products will be exported from the air corridor from Balkh to Turkey.
Traders in Balkh are ready to export their items via the air corridor, Sepahizadah added.

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