The Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) on Sunday said at a national meeting of Afghanistan’s Nursery Owners in Kabul that they are trying to become self-sufficient in the production of improved seed and certified saplings.
Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) says the absence of skilled workers in the country appears to be having a negative effect on businesses and it is affecting investment in the country.
The Afghan government has approved five contracts worth 5.5 billion Afghanis during a meeting of the National Procurement Commission.
The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said the meeting of the National Procurement Commission was chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and was organized late on Sunday evening.
The World Bank has agreed in principle to fund the construction of a highway between Peshawar and Kabul, Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says.
At a meeting with World Bank Vice President for South Asia Annette Dixon in Washington on Sunday, Dar urged the World Bank to finance the project aimed at boosting regional connectivity.
A bankrupt Turkish firm is among winners of $79 million contract from the Afghan government over a major dam project in the southwest of the country.
Sayed Ahmad Shah Sadaat, acting Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MoCIT), on Friday said a fiber optic cable network project will connect Afghanistan to China through Wakhan port.
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a member of the World Bank Group, has started providing insurance services to big companies in Afghanistan.
According to a World Bank report, MIGA has so far insured three big companies in the country – collectively worth about $154 million USD.
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.