Samangan wheat production drops by 28 percent

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 03:17 Written by

The production of wheat in northern Samangan province has declined by 28 percent despite the fact that the crop was grown on a larger area this season, an official said on Tuesday.

Bumper production of watermelon in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province has created thousands of work opportunities, leaving a positive impact on the security situation.

The use of American dollars has increased on the local markets as the Afghani currency remains unstable following insecurity and unprecedented incidents in the country post 2014.

A contract worth $19.6 million was signed for the technical studies of the construction of a new tunnel in Salang pass.

The contract was signed between the Ministry of Public Works and an Australian firm, SMEC, which is expected to launch its work for the technical studies in the near future.

President Ashraf Ghani signed a number of bilateral agreements with his Turkmenistan counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, on Monday during a one-day official visit to Ashgabat.

Important Afghan-Pakistan trade route reopens

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 03:20 Written by

The Ghulam Khan trade route between Afghanistan and Pakistan, closed during a military offensive in the tribal region of North Waziristan, reopened on Monday, officials said.

Ankara has denied that the Turkish company which won share in a multimillion Afghan dam project is bankrupt.

Pimatek is among winners of $79 million contract from the Afghan government for construction of third phase of Kamal Khan Dam in southwest Nimroz province, which was launched in April.

The Afghan government has failed to provide traders with better opportunities to export Afghan carpets to the world markets, Afghan Carpet Union (ACU) said.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired a meeting to discuss the plan for Kabul city development and steps to grow the economy of the capital.

President opens air corridor with India

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 03:38 Written by

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday inaugurated first air corridor with India to boost trade with the country, following transit roadblocks in Pakistan.