Wednesday April 3, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Work for the construction of railway to link Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan will begin soon, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Ashkhabad, Mohammad Fazil Saifi said yesterday.
He project, he said will be financed by the Asian Development Bank and Afghanistan will benefit millions of US dollars annually if the project is completed Describing the relations between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan as very cordial, saying implementation of the railway project would facilitate transit trade and economic activities in the region.
Afghanistan and Turkmenistan share 850 km common border.
The proposed Turkmenistan gas trans-pipeline known as TAPI which passed through Afghanistan to Pakistan onward to India is essential economic project in the region.
The ambassador also noted that power import from Turkmenistan will continue to Afghanistan’s several provinces including Balkh, Baghlan onward to Kabul.
Turkmenistan obtained its independence in 1992 and Afghanistan was the first country recognized its independence and established friendly relations.
Wednesday April 3, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Noorullah Dilawari the president of De Afghanistan Bank or central bank has said that new banknotes won’t be printed.
In interview with BNA here yesterday, he added that the National Assembly permitted printed 100 billion Afghanis three years ago and the banknotes will be printed as per need.
On the reported circulation of faked banknotes in bazaar, he added that awareness program for public has been launched to help citizens differentiate between faked and the genuine one banknotes.
Police had discovered numerous faked currencies and arrested several persons in this regard.
It has merit to mention that 186 billion Afghanis are in transition in the country.
Wednesday April 3, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The economic committee of ministers’ council with vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili on the chair held meeting yesterday.
In the meeting the complaints of farmers cooperatives of Wardak province came under discussion and had tasked the ministry for agriculture to encourage the farmers and find amicable solution to their problems.
It was also decided that the ministry for finance in line with presidential order should help those shopkeepers who were affected during burning Nasiri Market in Kabul.
The ministers’ council also assigned the ministry for transport and aviation to arrange the activities of Afghan cargo jet in accordance with the law of the land.
The council also discussed the proposal of the ministry for public work to establish independent directorate to look after roads and highways in the country.
Sunday, -March 31, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The realities and expenses of developed industrial countries show that healthy and organized economy is the indicator of a developed country.
Because of growth of economic resources such as mines extraction, growing and expansion of agriculture and development of industrial resources through functioning productive factories that can respond to sufficiency of people from industrial production point of view causes healthy economy.
But what is effective in this respect is regular playing and organized economic strategy that controls all aspects of economy.
But in the first step if the evaluation of priorities that covers the possibilities of growth of infrastructures and economic resources, agricultural and animal husbandry is from among them that the ground is papered more in our country for its development. This should be the headline of economic development. In second step, the expansion of industrial infrastructures and productive factories that fortunately as a result of domestic and foreign investments have developed more comparing previous years, can be a main mechanism for creation of employment and promotion of level production specially the primary requirements of people.
Fortunately with the establishment of factories and industrial townships, the way is paved for new profession of thousands of our unemployed youths. With the expansion of industrial centers and the growth of handicraft in villages and increment of agriculture products from among them the useful herbs such as saffron, fresh fruits that are include of grapes, apple, and pomegranate, our products find its way towards foreign international markets.
This is in a time that most investment should take place in the filed of mines extraction, expansion of industrial townships with complete support of government and observation of order in custom tariffs as well as arrangement of tax collection and custom products of consignments.
It is mentionable that one of the issue that cause prevention of investment and non-growth of industrial factories for national traders and industrials is imbalance of custom tariffs, increment of raw material tax of factory holders and nonexistence of secure transit route for merchants during recent years.
As in last year, with the stoppage of containers of merchants in Karachi port of Pakistan that were loaded with food items caused much losses for merchants that this problem is not solved so far.
If suitable transit condition be prepared for merchandized through government and concerned authorities in collaboration with chamber of commerce and industrial of Afghanistan as well as suitable condition prepared for merchants and investors such as electricity and plot for establishment of productive plants and possibilities be prepared through industrial townships, it is believed that from one side employment would be provided for unemployed youth and on the other, through increment of domestic products, our people's requirements are maintained through it.
One of the issues that caused the economic council be established in provision of condition for national traders and attraction of investment for establishment of factories industrial townships in the capital and provinces of the country and establishment of coordination between chamber of commerce and responsible institution in the field of commerce and economy of government with private sector. If the said mechanisms be placed in the headline of economic policy of government and foreign and domestic investors feel more security and the ground is prepared for commercial activities and establishment of factories in townships, we have complete believe that the foreign and domestic investment be increased in the country and Afghanistan would move toward welfare and development and is the same time as a result of healthy competitions, the economy of market would move in its legal framework and our agriculture products would find its way towards world with markets though national trades and our peasants would purchase their products in a suitable price:
In such condition we would have access to a healthy economy and commerce and would earn national and international guarantees for peasants and national traders based on the export of agriculture products. It's mentionable that the president of the country also mentioned in this connection at the first meeting of economic council. Based on the same policy, he demanded for foreign merchants and investors to invest in Afghanistan.