The Afghan government approved sixteen new contracts during the last meeting of the National Procurement Commission chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said a total of nineteen contracts were reviewed during the meeting and sixteen of them approved for the execution.
The contracts approved during the meeting include air travel services for 30,350 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, educational cost for the students based in India, Turkey, and Malaysia who are currently doing their Bachelors and Masters degree, road asphalt work from Zazai area to Ahmad Khel area close to Durand Line in Paktia, and procurement of gas for the VIP protection unit.
Other contracts approved during the meeting include procurement of food items for the administrative office of the president, contract for the construction of wall surrounding the administrative complex, inter services for the 53 units of the ministry of finance, procurement of food items for Nangarhar University, procurement of food items for the army corps for the fiscal year 1397 and 1398, air filter system repair for the 209th shaheen Corps Commandment, and reconstruction of the watch tower of the 303 Spinghar Zone commandment in Paktia.
According to ARG Palace, the Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish, CE Abdullah Abdullah, Economy and Justice Ministers, Presidential adviser Mohammad Humayoun, members of the parliamentary commissions for finance and budget, and representative of the Resolute Support had also attended the meeting along with some other officials.