18 March 2018

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
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                                               69//15 Afs                           
One Pound Sterling                                 95/50    Afs                                                 
One Euro                                                84/90 Afs                           
One Emirate’s Dirham                           18/75 Afs                           
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees              614 Afs                           
One Thousand Indian Rupees                1060 Afs                                         
One Thousand Iranian Rupees              14/60 Afs                           

Wednesday March 7, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                               69/20 Afs                         
One Pound Sterling                                  95/80 Afs                         
One Euro                                                85/40 Afs                         
One Emirate’s Dirham                             18/75 Afs                         
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                  612 Afs                         
One Thousand Indian Rupees                            1060  Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                          14/80  Afs

Wednesday March 7, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance and Mr. Thomas Kolly, Non-Resident Ambassador of Switzerland to Afghanistan, during a press conference in Khybar Hall- Ministry of Finance, signed a Bilateral Development Framework Agreement on Technical Assistance, Financial Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance.
“The purpose of signing this agreement is establishing of a legal basis to strengthen relations and develop a fruitful technical, humanitarian and financial cooperation between the two countries” said Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance. He also thanked Switzerland who will be hosting Ministerial Conference in Geneva-2018 and for its support to Afghanistan.
“Our assistance to Afghanistan has been long lasting and we have been active in Afghanistan since 1970s.” said Mr. Thomas Kolly, non-resident Ambassador of Switzerland to Afghanistan. Our assistance is mainly concentrated on civilian sector including agriculture, education, and civil society, and public health, economic and social development.” “The agreement forms a legal platform for our joint cooperation” he added.
This Agreement is intended to facilitate realization of technical, humanitarian and financial assistance projects in Afghanistan by ensuring that all projects are aligned with the ANPDF and the NPPs, support the transformation and reform process in Afghanistan and contribute to sustainable socio-economic development, inclusive growth and respect for human rights.
The agreement will cover Technical Assistance in the form of training and consulting, Financial Cooperation in the form of supporting Afghan Government’s projects and priorities programs and Humanitarian Assistance including emergency and financial aid.
To sum it up, Switzerland supports Afghanistan in agriculture, education, health, social immunity and economic development  and  it approved new development cooperation strategy for 2015- 2018.

Wednesday March 7, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Contract for 100 megawatt Kajaki Dam Phase-II, contract for purchasing electricity of the project and contract for Zamindawar Canal and Musa Qala hydropower dam were signed Monday evening in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at Presidential Palace.
In the signing ceremony of the respective contracts attended also by chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, first the contract for 100 megawatt Kajaki Dam Phase-II was signed by deputy minister of water and energy Mohammad Gul Khulmi and head of the 77 Construction Company Sulami Salif.
Afterwards, contract for purchasing electricity of the project was signed by head of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) Eng. Amanullah Ghalib and head of the 77 Construction Company Sulami Salif.  The respective company will invest $175 million in this project which will be constructed, implemented and completed via public and private partnership for 20 years.
The project will be an enduring resource of the government’s income through taxes as Afghanistan government is to get $93 million incomes from taxes. Moreover, the project will provide lots of opportunities as jobs and enduring power for the people and enterprise, maintain budget deduction, develop businesses and domestic products and find lasting alternative for importing power and develop private sector investment in power sector.
Afterwards, another contract for Zamindawar Canal and Musa Qala hydropower dam was signed by minister of agriculture, irrigation and livestock Nasir Ahmad Durani and head of the 77 Construction Company Sulami Salif.
By construction of the respective project, lots of facilities will be provided such as water, prevention from floods, power, agribusiness and jobs for the people.

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