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NPC Stresses on Using Domestic Products

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Tuesday January 15, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, National Procurement Commission’s meeting was held yesterday at presidential palace. In the session, 18 procurement contracts were reviewed and as a result, 16 contracts worth more than 1.23 billion Afghani were approved.
Meanwhile, ministry of defense delivered request for approving suggestion related to decision on delivering companies’ identical prices in procurement project of high-quality rice, which was approved by the commission after overall reviews.
Besides, contract project for construction of a 12-class school building along with its equipment in Meramour district of Daikundi was restored by the ministry of education and national procurement authority to overall review the project. Nevertheless, request for approving of a contract project for procurement of 22 staples of fresh fruits to services department of general directorate of presidential office’s administrative affairs was rejected by the commission and the respective general directorate was tasked that all required fresh fruits should be provided from domestic products.
Discussing another contract project for providing and publication of 1.9 million text books, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani instructed ministry of education to overall monitor the project and publish the books inside the country. In the session, ministry of telecommunication and information technology asked for approving modification of Afghan Telecom bandwidth internet contracts with low price, which was approved by the commission, but the ministry’s suggestion for starting procurement processing with SKYTECH Company was rejected. The country’s President instructed ministries of finance and telecommunication and information technology to hold talks with internet provider countries for the purpose of reducing the price and increasing of internet quality.

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