Sunday May 5, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The World Bank calling the economic growth of Afghanistan considerable says, the growth rate of gross income in the country was 8.11 % in 2012.
BNA economic analyst writes:
The recent report of World Bank can be a good hope for the economic growth of Afghanistan in coming years.
The World Bank talks about economic growth in Afghanistan while the country is heading toward development which can be effective in economic growth in the future and political stability of the country. Within the next two years, the NATO led. International forces will be pulling out from Afghanistan and all security responsibilities will be handed over to Afghan security forces and presidential elections will be held.
Without doubt withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan, will close some financial sources, for this reason the international community insists, Afghanistan should be economically self- reliance. Considering this, the Afghan authorities are making all endeavors to bring political and economic stability in to the country after 2014. As during the recent years, the Afghan government has been trying to encourage local and foreign investment in the country and to use the existing opportunities for the development of agriculture and animal husbandry sectors which form the major part of the economy of the society; to provide the ground for extraction of mines. The state in achieving these objectives is somewhat successful.
At the meantime, during the last ten years, the achievements of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in construction of high ways were great which were proved to be effective in economic development of the country. These achievements, provided the ground for rapid economic growth in the country, according to the World Bank it was 8.11% in 2012.
The World Bank considers this economic growth originated from widespread of activities on agriculture and extraction of mines sectors. Also, this prestigious international bank talks about 4.6 % reductions in inflexion level and calls the Afghan currency exchange rate stable.
Also, the report of World Bank indicates that Afghanistan has already achieved one of the objectives of the millennium that is supplying drinking water.
This report released in a time, the Afghan authorities talk about 26% rise in investment level in the country in 1391. These have been made in mining, agriculture, industries and presenting medical services. The important point is that during this period, the fleeing level of capital to outside the country was very low. Also, the authorities of finance ministry claim that the economic growth rate in 1391 was 11. 5 % and general income in last financial year was 84 billion Afghanis. Beside, the efforts made by Afghan relevant organs, international community also assisted in numerous fields and the continuation of the aids has been set up in Tokyo conference and other international sessions and will continue according to the commitments made by the two sides.
What have been mentioned above provide an opportunity for every individual Afghans to realize their hopes and dreams in practice and to put the country on right track of economic development.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Kabul (BNA) It`s a crystal clear fact that Afghanistan sustained heavy losses and destructions in past three decades in various spheres that has confronted the Afghan nation with many economic troubles. Fortunately since the formation of an elected government the government of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan strived to strengthen and rehabilitate the infrastructure and other economic foundations of the country by signing several agreements with the world countries in diverse fields. Doubtlessly with the successful implementation and realization of the accords the Afghan government and Afghan people would witness progress and achievements in different areas. President Hamid Karzai in his recent visit to Turkmenistan beside the international Naworz celebration signed the tripartite agreement of construction of railway with president of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan and Ashgabat the capital of Turkmenistan. According to the agreement experts from the three countries would assess the technical, legal and financial details of the project during the next one month and its expected that the practical work on this project that will help economic growth in the three countries will start in another four months. The railway line starts from Atmarad of Turkmenistan and will move forward to the Imam Nazar region near to the Afghan border and then will go onwards to the Aqeena and Andkhoi and finally the railway line would connect Afghanistan with Tajikistan through Sheer Khan port of Kunduz province. The accomplishment of the project won`t just lay constructive impacts in socio-economic growth of these three nations but would also benefit other states in the region. The railway line it considered as the main pillar of the economy in landlocked countries like Afghanistan and it`s more effective compared to the air and land transport. President Karzai in the meeting called the construction of the railway line as a vital point in strengthening of economic relations between Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan and promoting of friendship and good neighborhood among the countries in the region. The Afghan nation believes that the railway project not only will connect Afghanistan and other regional countries, but this will lay positive impacts on economic relations among Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Kabul (BNA) One month before, a report was published in media that three neighboring countries of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan to begin the construction and establishment of a great project railway extension.
Now, according to this report, the first meeting of working group of the railway project of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan in the name of (ATT) is begun in April 20th of current year in Ishqabad, the capital city of Turkmenistan.
It is mentionable that on the basis of memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed among presidents of the said countries in Nauroze of currently year in Ishqabad, the first working group of this project, through holding working professional meeting, the experts exchanged views on regular working program which would repeatedly be held in the future. It is said that in next 15 days, the first design and agreement would be provided and surrendered to the abovementioned countries for its studying so in upcoming meeting be finalized and signed. Additionally, the funding resources, regular program and the schedule of scientific, working and professional cadres of three countries, to be arranged. Thousands unemployed youth would be employed and the level of economy of people would be enhanced. This project of railway would cover seven provinces of the country. Previously.at the length of 75 km, the first railway is established between Hairatan city and Mazar-i-Sharif that is active today. It is, mentionable that at the era of Ghazni Amanullah Khan with the length of eight km a railway was established between Darul Aman and Demazang. This was a good move and had a political, economic and transport worthy. The new project of railway has economic worthy for three fraternal and neighboring nations. This project also plays its role in further recognition of the peoples of three countries as well as through this, the exchange of exporting items such as dry and fresh fruits, carpet, handicraft and different utensil produced locally can be exported to the said countries and though them to Russia, other nations and even to Europe. In such a way, we would rescue in some extent from necessity of Pakistan and Iran. This project is in our benefit economically and politically. We hope this railway to be extended to other parts of the country and help our neighbors as well and be a messenger of friendship among the latters.
Thursday, April 25, 2014
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan Investment Supporting Agency (AISA) has demanded ministry of irrigation and agriculture to allot adequate lands to the concerned agency to expand establishment of industrial parks in the country and attract investments for economic growth of the country. Officials of Afghanistan Investment Supporting Agency (AISA) asked the ministry of irrigation and agriculture to honor all its commitment sought to the agency. In a news briefing, (AISA) chairman Wafiullah Eftekhari told that for attraction of national and international investments industrial parks and townships should be expanded in the country and reiterated his demand from the ministry of irrigation and agriculture to ensure allotment of more lands for construction of industrial parks in the country. (AISA) has requested ministry of irrigation and agriculture to allot at least 30 acres land to the concerned agency for establishment of industrial parks in Kamri area of capital Kabul as during the previous ten years national investors confronted major challenges on way of their business because of none existence of industrial parks, said AISA chairman Wafiullah Eftekhari, adding that some national investors have expressed willingness to invest inside the country on condition that the govt provides them adequate facilities including industrial parks. Investors believe that government of Afghanistan not provided satisfactory facilities to them over the previous ten years to invest in the country. But ministry of irrigation and agriculture has announced that working process over construction of several industrial parks have been started in dome provinces. Talking on the matter, Majidullah Qarar a spokesman to the ministry of irrigation and agriculture told media that the concerned ministry has undertaken special measures to ensure allotment of lands for establishment of industrial townships in the country and the decisions undertaken by the ministry in this sphere has been proved productive. Meanwhile, a number of economic analyst have accused the government of Afghanistan of negligence to attract international investments and provide adequate resources to the national investors and business community to transfer their wealth from foreign countries and take part in the development process of the country by investing in different sectors and the issue has left negative impacts on attraction of international investments. At the same time, national of the country believe that if the government provides standard facilities to the business community and investors, soon tangible change will be witnessed in economic progress of the country. Local resident Musa said that expansion of international investments in the country lays landmark impacts on economic prosperity of the country and asked the govt to ensure establishment of industrial parks in the country to attract national inventors.