Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the first phase of the Chabahar port on Sunday, opening a new transit route between Afghanistan, Iran and India.
Management and control of all entry and exit ports in the country will be transferred from the Ministry of Commerce and Industries to the Ministry of Finance within the next two months, the Afghan Ministry of Finance has announced.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) officials said the organization will contribute $223 million USD to Afghanistan over the next five years in order to improve the living conditions of Afghans.
The Afghanistan’s economic growth is projected to increase slightly to 2.6 percent in 2017 from 2.2 percent in 2016 as the country’s deteriorating security weighs on the economy, The World Bank (WB) says in the latest Afghanistan Development Update series released Tuesday.
Closed three years ago, a major Pakistan-Afghanistan trade route will be reopened next month, says a senior Pakistani military commander.
At least nine districts in Badakhshan province – in the far northeast of Afghanistan – have no access to local telecommunication services, local officials said, adding that resident are using SIM cards from Tajikistan communication companies. According to them this has been an ongoing for a number of years.