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NPC Approves ATRA’s Investment Plan For Fiber Optic

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Tuesday March 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the National Procurement Commission (NPC) here at the presidential palace, a statement said yesterday.
According to presidential statement to BNA, the session approved Afghanistan’s Telecom Regulatory Authority’s (ATRA) investment plan on contracts for Fiber Optic project worth 383 million USD and five other contracts worth 475 million Afghanis which are included: Contract of reconstruction of second phase of Gardiz-Zurmat road related to ministry of public works, contract for establishment of five quality check centers in universities of ministry of higher education and the contract for resumption of the work of the deputy ministry on procurement affairs of the ministry of interior. Meanwhile, the session also approved the contract on procurement of fuel to ministry of urban development and housing and procurement of dairy to administrative office of the president.
The session approved the investment contract of ATRA on Fiber Optic to the four companies of AWCC, Etisalat, Roshan and the Asian Consultancy Group and rejected the offer of the fifth company (Amania & Connectivity International) due to lack of requirements. The commission also rejected the offer of MTN Company due to lack of submitting proper documents to the bidding. Meanwhile, the commission also approved amendments to the contracts of equipment and scrolls related to De Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, ministry of defense, border forces commandership, decreasing the price for transportation of wheat related too ministry of agriculture and livestock and rejection of the livelihood related to ministry of public works. The commission also approved the reports on evaluation of 100 bed hospital project in Kapisa province and the activities of domestic audit firms by the assigned commission.
President Ghani emphasized that the works of Kapisa 100 bed hospital should be completed on due time as according to the president, the people needed such hospital in the province. President Ghani also asked for decisive steps against the domestic audit firms, criticizing their financial auditing of companies in Afghanistan. He said those presenting false report on financial status of companies should be prosecuted. The meeting was attended by Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, national and international observers including the commission for finance and budget of the house of people, SIGAR and combined security transition command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) of the Resolute Mission.

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