A number of Afghan businesswomen asked the Afghan government to help them expand their businesses and economic activities.

Tajikistan officials have said that Chinese businessmen are keen to increase their investments in countries along the One Belt One Road project.

The officials said initial work on the project has started in Tajikistan.

The Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) is still awaiting Pakistan’s response in regards to holding the seventh Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Issue Contract Agreement (APTICA).

Big projects as the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline and the Atamyrat-Akina railway are examples of close cooperation between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, said Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a congratulatory letter to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) on Sunday said currently people are using too much underground water in Kabul and if the problem is not solved, the city will face serious water shortages in the next few years.

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) officials on Saturday said Kazakhstan business owners have agreed to ensure at least 50 percent of its wheat flour, salt and oil exports to Afghanistan will be fortified.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said an increase in domestic income and exports tops the priorities of the government of national unity.

Kabul residents this week blasted butchers in Kabul city for the increase in sales of expired and rotten meat.

Flower farmers in Nangarhar are slowly making inroads into the perfume essence sector but have called on government to provide more support.

The Afghan government is set to build a number of cargo clearance centers at border crossings around the country in order to boost Afghan exports, the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) said on Saturday.