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Tuesday May 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The National Procurement Commission (NPC) with Presidential Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held session here on Sunday and approved 7 contracts worth 2.347 billion Afghani, a presidential statement said.
According to the statement the approved contracts included, transportation of 30250 Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, consultation services project for conducting vocational and technical trainings in Kabul, Laghman and Helmand provinces, internet services of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology, connecting of the country’s 15 universities to Fiber Optic, linking to South Asia Research and Educational Network-TIEN4 project, extending the duration of the construction of 11 KM Peyar Du Abi to Mandul of Nooristan and provision of fuel to airplanes carrying out domestic flights. The commission conditionally approved the contract related to internet services of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Informational Technology till executing of the new project. The session was attended by NPA authorities, transparency observers from SIGAR, Financial and Budgetary Commissions of the Senate, Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Caucus and CSTC-A of the Resolute Support Mission.
 

Monday May 8, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The ministry of commerce and industries has said that two alternative air-routes would soon get operational to shift Afghan agriculture supplies to India, as only two months are left to the seasonal products.
Acting deputy commerce of the ministry, Mohammad Qurban Haqju has said that an air corridor was being projected and the activation process would be completed within the next two months alongside those of ground routes to help the Afghan traders export agricultural products to India. “Kandahar-Delhi and Kandahar-Amritsar—two space routes would be accessed by the Afghan traders, with similar cost of the ground routes,” said Haqju who added inside the country, also fresh fruits markets are in the making. According to him, the Afghan traders’ problems would be met at high level, once the air-routes get operational, as Pakistan usually closes its border, under different pretext to Afghan traders. The ministry’s spokesman, Seyam Pesarlay also said the ministry of defense has considered the supply of apples instead of banana and oranges for its personnel, a plan would help Afghan products get its own domestic market. A fruit vendor, Sayed Rahman told that accessing fruits markets inside Afghanistan would help increase incomes on one hand and reduces prices inside the country.
He believed the plan would also encourage Afghan farmers to further work in agriculture fields and produce more to be offered in the market.
This is while, Afghanistan, in its fresh fruits and vegetable imports to Pakistan, via the ground ports has to suffer much and terrible problems. The neighboring country blocks its border to Afghan fruits and vegetable-laden trucks under different pretexts in case of happening an event that results in spoiling of most part of seasonal products. According to the ministry’s officials, many facilities have been considered for the Afghan farmers including distribution of improved seeds, chemical fertilizer and modern devices. Projects of tens of greenhouses have also been reported to be kicked off in the country, through which, the related officials promised to meet the need of the citizens, once completed.
Shukria Kohistani
 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The construction work of a road worth 167 million Afghanis inaugurated by the local officials in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said the length of the road is around 14 kilometers and will be built in Shergar area of Kama district.
He said the road construction in Kama district will be built as part of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development.
Khogyani further added that the construction of the project will be completed in around one and half year.
 

Saturday May 6, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Based on Khan Mohammad Baz’ head of currency exchangers in Kabul, Shahzada market report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                                   
One Dollar                                                67/60 afgs                           
One Pound Sterling                                  87/10 afgs                         
One Euro                                                  73/60 afgs                        
One Emirate’s Dirham                             18/25 afgs                          
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                635 afgs                        
One Thousand Indian Rupees                   1040 afgs             
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                 17/75 afgs                       
 

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