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Chamber of Industries and Mines Key Partner of Government: President Ghani

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Tuesday September 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with leading body and members of the Chamber of Industries and Mines at the Presidential Palace late on Sunday night, BNA reported. The President congratulated the successful holding of election of board of directors and provincial board members for chamber of mines and industries, saying the chamber was the main partner of government. The President went on saying that all problems before industrialists would be addressed, adding Afghans won’t reach self-sufficiency without their active participation. The President also said that would classify Afghanistan into economic zones and the chamber of industries and mines would help economic growth.
The President also thanked the Afghan forces for retaking control of the Lapis mines in Badakhshan. Concluding his remarks, the President said Afghanistan producing 50 percent of steel and there has been eye-catching decrease in its import in the country. Meanwhile, acting minister of industry and commerce, Ajmal Ahmadi, briefed the session on election of the board of directors of chamber of mines and industries, saying 21 new members of board of directors and 78 provincial board members were selected. Hinting to importance of industry sector, the acting minister said the main reason behind selection of the board of directors and provincial board members were to ease economic growth in the country. Thanking President’s attention towards industry and commerce in the country, head of the chamber of industries and mines Sherbaz Kaminzada welcomed the reformation programs of the ministry of industry and commerce. He also enumerated a number of industrialists’ problems, including lack of land for Khost industrial park and electricity shortages in Kandahar, Nangarhar and Paktia industrial parks.

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