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.

Manufacturing sector down by 20 percent

Monday, 20 February 2017 03:57 Written by

The manufacturing sector in Afghanistan shrunk by 20 percent in 2016, the Afghan Industrial Association said at a press conference in Kabul on Saturday.

Belarus and Afghanistan plan to set up joint food processing ventures, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

Govt takes control of Kapisa mines after 13 years

Monday, 13 February 2017 03:17 Written by

The government has retaken control of some important mineral deposits in the Ala Sai district of central Kapisa province after 13 years, local officials say.

Feb 10 Eleven years after its first big mining privatisation, the Afghan government has abruptly cancelled the contract, highlighting the unpredictable nature of investing in a sector seen as crucial to the country's economic development.

Pakistan’s cement exports to Afghanistan decline

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 04:19 Written by

Pakistan’s cement exports to landlocked Afghanistan declined by 10.88 percent over the past seven months, July 2016 to January 2017, manufacturers say.