Afghanistan's national power utility on Saturday signed contracts with two Indian firms over distribution of electricity in the country's three provinces.
The projects are worth $55.8 million which will be financed by the Asian Development Bank in non-refundable manner.
Poultry farms have seen significantly growth in southern Kandahar province in the recent years, with 500 million afghanis invested in the roaring business.
Currently, 470 poultry farms are operational in Kandahar, with 12 of them producing eggs and the rest providing chickens to meets 70 percent of the provincial demand.
Owners of the private construction companies have criticized the Government of Afghanistan for not supporting the private construction companies to build more houses in the country, saying $5 billion were invested on expanding housing during the past 15 years.
Insecurity is a huge threat to the nascent commerce sector in eastern Nangarhar province, says an official, who wants a separate force to ensure the security of industrial parks.
Afghanistan has raised concerns about poor quality products being exported by Pakistan to Afghanistan.
Officials at Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA), have expressed concern over the declining level of Afghan dried fruit exports. Agency officials have claimed that some individuals continue to export dried fruit products without proper documentation. This lack of documentation discourages purchases of Afghan dried fruit products.