23 July 2019

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA) An agriculture water resource construction work kick off by national citizenship program of rural rehabilitation and development ministry at the cost of more than one million Afghani.
National citizenship program of rural rehabilitation and development ministry told BNA, the water resource will be constructed from budget of the ministry at the cost of 1400,000 Afghani, which will irrigate 90 acres of land and have the capacity of 360 square meter water.
T. Yarzada

Sunday July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, a meeting was held to review problems of private banks, cut down high expenditures of security measures and protect and safety of banks.
In the meeting, officials of the Central Bank delivered report related to security expenditures of private banks and operation expenditures of banks to chief executive, saying that 116.3 billion Afghani has been spent for all security measures during 1397 fiscal year. Not providing uniforms and equipment to soldiers, lack of necessary trainings and others were enumerated as problems of the Afghan Public Protection Forces (APPF). They asked for attention to address the problems and cut down expenditures on banks. After hearing their problems, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said particular attention should be paid to the Afghan Public Protection police forces, stressing on providing professional training to the police soldiers. Chief executive added that police uniforms should be standard and high quality, saying that problems of the APPF would be discussed in APPF high council meeting.

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan signed a memorandum of understating (MoU) with five civil and military institutions to ensure flights’ safety.
Mohammad Qasim Wafayezada, the chief of the Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan, says that it has been over ten years that Afghanistan’s flights are in the blacklist of European countries.  He adds that the efforts are taking place to solve this problem.
Afghanistan has succeeded to get the big countries to trust it with the cooperation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in order to get out of their blacklist, he further said.
“The European countries will remove Afghanistan’s flights from their blacklists soon,” Wafayezada said.
In addition, he says that the Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan could considerably solve the problems of Afghanistan’s flights after purchasing a radar system.
Though the officials in previously also had said that Afghanistan’s flights would be out of the Europe blacklist, however, this has not come true yet.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) held session the other day, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.
During the meeting, 16 contracts were reviewed, after which 14 contracts worth 3.8 billion Afghani were approved by the commission, according to the statement.
The commission also approved the term tension of the project to construct 102 lobbies for hospitals related to the presidential national development supporting and operative unit.
Besides, NPC approved the suggestions on term extension of the development projects on fiber optic network in 14 field and central sites related to the interior ministry.
Likewise, the procurement project of Runway lights and Papi Light System for three airports were returned due to technical problems and the joint board of the civil aviation a administration, ministries of finance, water and power and national procurement authority were instructed to review the similar projects of the suggesting companies and present its report to the NPC meeting.
The meeting also approved the interior ministry’s request on getting bullet proof vehicles for the presidential election candidates.
NPC also discussed and approved many other contracts based on the agenda.

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