The 12th Silk Road Mayors Forum was held in Kabul on Friday in which mayors from the Silk Road countries and senior Afghan officials discussed urban development and connectivity.
Truck drivers in western Farah province complain of being forced into paying bribes during their journey. Statistic show five million afghanis are paid daily in illegal gratification to police and Taliban.
Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has said that since the establishment of the new air corridor between Afghanistan and India, almost 900 tons of fresh fruit has been exported to India.
The Afghan Finance Ministry said on Friday that it would grant tax breaks for up to three years to business owners who invest in the industrial sector.
The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) is working on a draft plan, suggested by the president, to lower the cost of internet services to the public.
Development and reconstruction projects worth 648 million afghanis are being executed in eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Monday.
The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) signed the “Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity” Project with a Chinese company in presence of President Ashraf Ghani, on Sunday.
Officials from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said 60 percent of the 500kw Turkmenistan Electricity Project is complete and that the electricity line, for Kabul, Wardak and Ghazni provinces, should be up and running by 2019.