Substandard packing downs dried fruit exports

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 03:33 Written by

 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.

Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Kentaro Sonoura has said Tokyo reached an agreement with India to work in the expansion of Chabahar Port to help improve Afghanistan foreign trade, a statement from the Presidential Palace said on Monday.

Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has said the economic committee of the council of ministers has allowed the transportation of material prepared from wood in Kunar province.

Afghanistan signed a contract with a Turkish company on Saturday to establish a factory that could build prefabricated buildings in the country.

ASA-1000: 2 firms ready to set up converter stations

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 03:26 Written by

Two major international firms have evinced a keen interest in setting up converter stations in Tajikistan and Pakistan for power transmission under the Central Asia-South Asia (Casa) 1,000 power project.

A firm from Kazakhstan has expressed willingness to invest on producing 450 megawatts of electricity in Afghanistan, officials said.

Abdul Basir Azimi, the deputy for finance and administrative affairs at the Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water, said that the company has shown interest in investing $1.2 billion to produce 450 megawatts in the country since a week ago.

Pakistani ambassador to Kabul Syed Ibrar Hussain met Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Sunday (January 01) and pledged his country would expedite work on all the ongoing development works which have been financially supported by Pakistan.

The construction of third phase of Kamal Khan dam in southern Nimroz province will be inaugurated soon, according to officials.

A rock-mine worker in the Kama district of eastern Nangarhar province grumbles he has to work hard in a highly perilous environment for a small amount of wages. No safety measures have been put in place, with the government paying no attention to workers’ security.

The government has taken no step to reclaim about 2,000 acres grabbed of land belonging to the Baghlan Sugar Factory, official in the Northern Province said on Monday.