26 July 2017

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission’s session was held the other day at presidential palace.
In the session, first report of mixed delegation for urgent procurement of vaccine for Afghan pilgrims was discussed and suggestion of the respective delegation was approved by the commission. Meanwhile, it was asserted that flights for taking the pilgrims to Saudi Arabia would be kicked off within a week.
Discussing the issue, the country’s President instructed that regular timetable of the pilgrims’ flights and serious overseeing in order to provide necessary facilitations for Afghan pilgrims should be prepared by ministries of hajj and public health and other relevant organs.
In the session, national procurement commission discussed and approved suggestion of MoD in connection with wood-fuel contract for 203rd Tandar and 205th Maiwand Corps.
The session was attended by Vice President Sarwar Danesh, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, ministers of finance, justice, deputy and acting minister of economy, officials of national procurement authority and chairmen to Afghanistan transparency and anti-corruption network.
 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani congratulated Friday Ram Nath Kovind as Indian President-elect, BNA reported the other day.
According to a statement from the presidential palace, the agency quoted the country’s president as wishing success to the newly elected Indian president and prosperity to the people of India.
The president was also cited in the statement quoted by the agency to have been optimistic about expansion and strengthening of good relation between the two countries.
President Ghani also called Pranab Mukherjee, outgoing Indian President, as his country’s good friend and wished him further success in his life.
 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani deeply congratulated the success of Afghan girl robotic team who managed to win courage medals in an international competition in the US and called it a demonstrative of their knowledge, perseverance, effort and creativity of the country’s girls, his office said.
“The country’s presidential office calls participation and success of the Afghan girl robotic team in the international robots exhibition a reflection of the new Afghanistan picture and says that the Afghan girls dared any challenges to remain good symbols for their counterparts in the field of science and technology,” said a statement from the presidential press office.
The county’s president also congratulated the victory to their (robotic girls) families, school students and the entire people of Afghanistan and hoped they could shine further to reflect a real picture of the country to world through their tact and ingenuity, the statement said.
 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani along with a number of government officials has visited Sorubi flood affected areas from the air on Tuesday, his office said in a statement.
After visiting the affected areas, the president, in a meeting held at the Presidential Palace heard the related officials’ report on live and financial loses inflicted by the floods in Sorubi district, according to the statement.
In the meeting, Nasir Ahmad Durani, the minister of rural rehabilitation, Eng. Wais Barmak, state minister on addressing the natural incidents, Elham Omar Hotaki, head of development agency of capital zone and some others have presented their reports on live and financial loses and shared their suggestions to help the affected people and prevent occurrence of such floods in the future, the statement added.
After hearing the reports and suggestions, the president instructed the relevant organs to take serious measures in addressing the affected families, the statement continued.
The president also said that Sarubi district should be changed into a plan area and short-term, long-term and mid-term plans should be arranged to protect the district from the floods.

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