KANDAHAR CITY (SW): The 22-day-closure of Spin Boldak – Chaman crossing point between Afghanistan and Pakistan has inflicted financial losses worth millions of dollars.
KABUL (SW): A private company called “Modern Methods” has promised to create up to one million jobs in Afghanistan within 3 years.
KABUL (SW): Authorities at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MoRRD) have claimed that the Ministry has saved 1.5 billion afghanis in procurement in the past year.
KABUL (SW): A stimulative session for businessmen and traders was held in Kabul on Wednesday to create awareness about Transports Internationaux Routiers" or "International Road Transports, the Convention on International Transport of Goods Under Cover of TIR Carnets.
KABUL (SW): A coalition of civil society organizations the Mining Watch Afghanistan (MWA) has blamed government officials in different parts of the country for collaborating for illegal mining.
KABUL (SW): The National Union of Afghanistan's Workers and Employees (NUAWE), a leading labor rights organization, has blamed the private sector for vehemently violating Labor Law in the country.
GHAZNI CITY (SW): The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) officials believe natural herbs from a number of provinces across Afghanistan are brought to Ghazni and then ultimately smuggled to Pakistan.
KABUL (SW): Kabul remains a dangerous and unsafe place for businessmen and trade, speakers told the 3rd Business Climate Monitoring Conference here on Tuesday.
JALALABAD (SW): Authorities at the provincial customs office in Nangarhar have informed about an evident rise in revenue collection during the first quarter of the financial year.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): Officials in Kandahar province have said the fish farms in the province are generating millions of dollars annually.
KABUL (SW): Authorities at the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MoAIL) have said Afghanistan has become self-sufficient in sheep meat supply.
KABUL (SW): Bilateral trade between Afghanistan and Kazakhstan has jumped beyond $ 400 million per year, it was said on Saturday.
KABUL (SW): Officials at the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) have signed 17 irrigation projects with 17 private companies here on Sunday.
KABUL (SW): The Czech Republic has expressed intent to invest up to $ 70 million in a cement plant in Afghanistan.
KABUL (SW): The European Union Delegation to Afghanistan has urged the National Unity Government (NUG) to take immediate measures to stop illegal mining in the country.
KABUL (SW): The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) has declared on Wednesday its revenues have surged by 15 per cent this year.
KABUL (SW): The Corporation for Petroleum Products and Gas has noted a significant rise in its revenue collection during the ongoing fiscal year.
KABUL (SW): The EU delegation in Afghanistan has launched its 2017 Anti-Corruption Campaign which aims to underscore the important role of awareness raising, prevention and government-citizens partnership as a cross cutting pillar of the fight against corruption.
KABUL (SW): A recent survey by the Afghanistan Anti-Corruption Network (AACN) indicates out of 217 contracts inked by the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) with private firms, the Ministry has taken $ 10 million as bribes.
KABUL (SW): Closure of the crossing points between Afghanistan and Pakistan has inflicted financial losses of millions of dollars on both sides, the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) noted on Tuesday.
KABUL (SW): The Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA) on Saturday inked a deal with a private firm for the establishment of the Barik-e-Aab Agriculture and Economic Zone in Kabul.
KABUL (SW): The International Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ICCI) has underlined the potential for surge in Afghanistan’s international trade following the opening of its office in Kabul two weeks ago.
KABUL (SW): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) has said the closure of Torkhum and Chaman crossing points by neighboring Pakistan has left quite meager impact on the markets in Afghanistan.
KABUL (SW): The union of shoe makers in Afghanistan has said their sales are on the upward trajectory.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has vowed to introduce 4G internet technology in the country soon.
KABUL (SW): The national strategy to boost exports would be chalked and executed in six months, official have said.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Sunday inked contracts with various private firms for some 48 developmental projects in various parts of the country.
KABUL (SW): The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has officially opened its office in Afghanistan on Thursday.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT) has announced to cut down internet prices across the country by 20 percent from tomorrow onward.
JALALABAD (SW): The insurgents bagged at least $ 46 million dollars by smuggling marble stones from Khogyani district of Nangarhar province last year, the Afghanistan Anti-Corruption Network (AACN) said on Wednesday.
HERAT CITY (SW): The Directorate for Petroleum and Mines in Herat province has noted a staggering 50 per cent fall in its revenue collection.
KABUL (SW): Contracts worth $55.8 million dollars have been signed to ensure electricity supply to more than 40 thousand families in three provinces.
KABUL (SW) Authorities at the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) have said private sector investment has soared to $768 million.
PESHAWAR (SW): The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) in Pakistan have launched a skills development program to empower Afghan refugee youth.
JALALABAD (SW): One of a kind rice processing and packaging plant has started functioning in eastern Nangarhar province.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) said on Tuesday Afghans residing abroad have sent some 7 billion dollars worth of remittances in the year 2016.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): The department of commerce and industries in Kandahar has said more than 334 thousand tons of onions have been exported to India last year.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Urban Development Affairs (MoUDA) on Saturday inked deal worth $ 11.4 million with a Turkish company for the establishment of an industrial plant for prefabricated construction materials.
PUL-I-KHUMRI (SW): In a bid to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply to the capital Kabul, a 500 kilowatts sub-station would be built in Baghlan province.
KABUL (SW): Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) has noted that the value of local currency (afghani) against foreign currencies improved by 2.5 percent this year.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): Lack of electricity at the Kandahar Industrial Park has led to the closure of more than one hundred production units.
HERAT CITY (SW): Local officials in Herat province have said that the newly built Afghanistan-India Friendship Dam (AIFD) is helping irrigate only 35, 000 hector of land, not the initially promised 75, 000 hectors.
PUL-I-KHUMRI (SW): Truck drivers in Baghlan province have said they are bound to pay money, on one hand to police and on the other to bandits for safe passage on highways.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (SW): Trade deals worth $ 2 million were reportedly signed at the Afghanistan and Iran Exhibition held in Mazar-e-Sharif on Thursday.
KUNDUZ CITY (SW): The director for Sher Khan Port has been suspended on the charge of cooperating in confiscation of one thousand five hundred acres of state land.
KABUL (SW): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) has warned to suspend movement of goods if necessary steps are not taken towards curbing ‘extortion’ of transporters by different government departments in Kabul.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Public Works is confident that the annual trade volume at the newly refurbished Aqina Port would surge to 3 million tons by the year 2018.
KABUL (SW): Opportunities for investment worth $ 12.5 million dollar in the agriculture sector have been created across the country, officials said on Tuesday.
ASHGABAT (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani pronounced the newly established rail link with Turkmenistan as a step forwards towards transforming Afghanistan into a roundabout of trade across Asia.
KANDAHAR (SW): Officials at the Kandahar Chamber of Commerce said that this year as much as 5,732 tons of grape worth of $ 1.2 million have been exported to Pakistan.