Officials at the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) said the strategy of the ministry that has been laid out about the country’s mines has been approved at the meeting of High Economic Council (HEC).
Officials at the Nangarhar Chambers of Commerce and Industries expressed their concerns about the condition of factories in Nangarhar saying that if their problems are not solved, a number of these factories will be closed.
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) launched the program to promote value chains of wheat and animal husbandry. Officials at MAIL said that agriculture development and provision of farmers’ access to the domestic and foreign markets are among the main goals of this program.
KABUL (SW): Kabul is home to some 5 million inhabitants coming from various parts of the country to seek refuge and dream for brighter future.
GHOR (SW): Tens of security guards of the Pozlech Dam in Ghor province have staged protest demonstration in front of the provincial administration against non-payment of salaries.
KABUL (SW): Last winter, the Da Afghanistan Bank (central bank) announced that from the beginning of 1396 (2017), the banknotes which are stamped, pierced, has holes in it, has been written on, or as a result of acid has changed color or been damaged would no longer be accepted.
HERAT (SW): Some saffron farmers in Herat have said the prices of indigenous saffron have been badly affected by illegal import of low-quality Iranian saffron.
KABUL (SW): The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has noted in a fresh report that the U.S. Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) was unable to accomplish its overall goals in Afghanistan with funds worth hundreds of millions.
TAKHAR (SW): The shoemaking industry has grown significantly in the Taloqan city of Takhar province.
KABUL (SW): Head of the De Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) on Tuesday said insecurity in 15 districts of 5 restive province is hindering reading of electricity meters.
KABUL (SW): On the occasion of launching campaign to raise awareness and promote culture of taxation, officials said Afghanistan was behind many under-developed countries in this regard.
KABUL (SW): Nargis Nehan, Acting Minister for the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, on Tuesday signed a contract for the mining of salt in the Ghorian district of Herat province with a private company.
KABUL (SW): The Vice President of the Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) has cited four main reasons behind the recent drop in value of the afghani against the U.S. dollar.
HERAT CITY (SW): Local authorities in Herat have said Turkmenistan has cut off supply of electricity to Afghanistan on demands for rise in tariff.
KABUL (SW): Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance, on Saturday told the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) that the proposed Annual Budget 2018-19 has been drafted keeping in mind the goals of self-reliance.
KABUL (SW): Afghanistan and India on Wednesday established second air corridor for trade linking the Afghan capital Kabul with India’s financial capital Mumbai.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Monday announced that the utilization of development budget has improved by 13 per cent this year in comparison to the year before.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MoRRD) on Sunday inked contracts for 38 development projects with private firms and village development councils.
BADAKHSHAN (SW): The installations for storing strategic reserves of up to 500 tons of gas and oil in Badakhshan have been made operational.
KABUL (SW): The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) has announced its revenue has gone up by 34 per cent this year.
PUL-I-ALAM (SW): Logar residents have expressed grim concerns over rampant illegal extraction of precious and semi-precious minerals in the province.
QALA-I-NAU (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday launched work on Qaisar – Laman highway, part of the Ring Road, in Badghes province which would cost $ 85 million.
KABUL (SW): The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) has stated that in some instances, the power utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat ( DABS) has billed its customers against estimates, rather than proper meter readings.
Officials at the Bamiyan Department of Agriculture and Livestock said Bamiyan is the most suitable place for potato cultivation, and as a result, potato production has increased this year.
): Officials at the Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), said the exports of Kandahar pomegranates have increased significantly this year compared to previous years.
FAIZABAD (SW): The directorate of agriculture, irrigation and livestock in Badakhshan has noted an evident surge in cultivation of saffron in the province.
The World Bank today released its new report on Afghanistan’s development, titled “How fast will Afghanistan's Economy Grow in 2017 and Beyond?” The bank predicted that Afghanistan’s economic growth will increase from 2.2 percent to 2.6 percent this year.
KABUL (SW): As the fiscal year nears its end, up to 11 ministries have failed to properly utilize their development budgets.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Counter-Narcotics and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed on Wednesday that the poppy cultivation has increased by 87 percent this year.
Dozens of rural businesses from five zones of the country, most of them women, exhibited rural products and handicrafts in Rural Market Exhibition in Kabul. This exhibition was commenced at Bagh Babur (Babur Garden) in Kabul and will continue for three days.
HERAT CITY (SW): Herat on Monday hosted the third annual saffron festival aimed at encouraging farming and export of Afghanistan’s ‘red gold’.
The Seventh Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA VII) will be held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan tomorrow.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Monday approved imposing 100 per cent duty on tobacco products, mainly cigarettes in the country.
KABUL (SW): Ahmad Jawed Sadat, deputy director for policy at the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), has said work on relocating historic relics from the site of Mes Aynak copper mines in Logar would not allow extraction of the mineral for at least three years.
KABUL (SW): Officials from Afghanistan, Iran and India on Saturday underlined importance of the Chabahar port in boosting trade and trilateral ties.
Officials at the Ministry of Finance said that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has set a target of 153 billion AFNs for collecting national income in the fiscal year 1396
KABUL (SW): In the last four years, the shares of agriculture and industry in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have fallen significantly.
Kandahar soap, a product of Afghanistan that is said to have entered the world markets including the US and Canada markets, and has good reputation.
JALALABAD (SW): The olive yield in eastern Nangarhar province has improved significantly from the estimated 500 tons to 1200 tons.
KABUL (SW): Pakistan has raised tariff by three-fold on imports from Afghanistan that pose serious threat in particular to fresh and dried fruits' traders.
Many cars were standing in the Qalai Zaman Khan Road and each of them performed some construction tasks for this road. One picked the stone, the other put out the soil, and the workers were standing with the shovels and wheelbarrows along the road,
Officials of the Capital Region Development Authority said that as part of the second job creation plan in the Kabul River’s Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Project, thousand jobs have been created for the residence of Kabul.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday voted with majority against the presidential decree on collecting 10 per cent tax from mobile phone consumers.
KABUL (SW): With the passage of 2 years, there is still no system for monitoring the collection of 10 percent of the tax on subscribers of telecommunications companies.
KABUL (SW): The Department of Petroleum and Liquid Gas Enterprise (DPLGE) reported on readiness to control the fuel prices during the winter season.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Public Works signed 4 contracts for the construction of roads in Kabul, Maidan Wardak, Parwan and Farah provinces with the aid fund of Japan and development budget of the government here in Kabul on Tuesday.
KABUL (SW): Officials at the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) finalizing the new export strategy here in Kabul on Tuesday, stated that exports have increased to 170 thousand tons compared to 141 thousand tons compared to last year.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Public Welfare (MoPW) on Tuesday inked deals with private firms for construction of main roads in four provinces.
KABUL (SW): The First Lady Bibi Gul inaugurated the Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) here on Monday.
Takhar money exchangers demand security
TALOQAN (SW): The money exchangers of Takhar provinces protested against increasing insecurity in Taloqan city on Saturday.