The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) will launch a five-year plan for development of saffron cultivation and harvest in the next year, the ministry’s spokesman Lotfullah Rashid said.

The price of diesel edged up while that of petrol, firewood and Kazakhstani flour dropped during the ongoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazir Abad Pump Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of a litre of diesel increased from 41afs to 42afs due to its price increase in global markets.

MoF to get $40m for canceled dam projects

Saturday, 04 March 2017 03:26 Written by

Afghanistan will be paid US$40 million for the cancellation of major dam-building projects.

The money is part of a bank warranty by contracted companies of three dam construction projects. These include the Pashdan Dam in Herat, the Machalgho Dam in Paktia and the Almar Dam in Faryab.

Not a single cargo train has arrived from China at the Hairatan dry port in northern Afghanistan since September when the railroad was inaugurated.

Pakistan’s export of cement to Afghanistan has decreased from 0.174 million tons to 0.166 million tons during of January 2017, compared to the corresponding period last year, Pakistani media reported on Monday.

Hundreds of Kandahar factories back to work

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 03:42 Written by

 About 200 factories that were closed down in protest against power outages have resumed production in southern Kandahar province.

107 development projects remain unimplemented

Monday, 27 February 2017 03:19 Written by

The Ministry of Economy said work on 107 development projects which were financed from the national budget, were not started in last fiscal year.

The ministry said work on 57 other projects was stopped due to different reasons in the same year.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that feasibility work is underway on Peshawar-Kabul motorway, local media reported Friday.

TAPI engineering design agreement signed

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 03:38 Written by

Agreement for the engineering design of the project was signed by the Afghan Gas Enterprise and Germany’s ILF Company on Tuesday, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.

The Natural Resources Monitoring Network (NRMN) on Sunday blasted the Afghan government for not disclosing the exact amount of money offered as bank guarantee by the Indian consortium which signed the contract for extractions at Hajigak mine.