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Budget Should Be Allocated To Design Standard Terminals, President Ghani

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired a meeting of the High Economic Council (HEC) discussing some issues related to agenda.  The Presidential Palace said in a statement Sunday.
The meeting was attended by CE. Dr. Abdullah, Eng. Mohammad Khan, the second deputy to the CE, Haji Mohammad Almas, the Presidential Special Representative on National Cohesion, Minister of Urban Development, Deputy to the Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Head of National Procurement Office, according to the statement.
The president said creation of transportation terminals was an inter-ministerial responsibility and should be set up in a way could help encourage the private investment, the statement quoted.
He called the role of the private sector the most important and said that the government had to provide land, design, determining the  rules and that the private sector has to work on the development and management of the plan, according to the statement adding the designing company should work on the allocation of the terminal construction site.
According to the statement, the president tasked the ministry of finance to allocate special budget for the designing of the terminals.
The issue of expansion of mutual relation between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan has also been discussed in the meeting, with the members discussing on the reduction of railway tariff, as Turkmenistan has asked for waiving off at least 10 USD tax each ton in the Aqina Port.
The president instructed the Railway Administration to discuss the issue with the Turkmen side and report the result in the next meeting of the High Economic Council (HEC), the statement added.
Some other issues including the start of the Atlas-Global Air Aviation between Kabul and Istanbul was discussed and approved, the statement said.

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