Foreign investors to get visas on arrival at airport

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 03:22 Written by

Foreign traders and investors will be facilitated with visa-on-arrival at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says.

The Transport Ministry said on Sunday President Ashraf Ghani has issued a decree banning Pakistani trucks from entering Afghanistan.

The ministry said the trucks will only be allowed up to the border crossing. 

The deteriorating relations between the United States and Iran, coupled with the threat of return of sanction regime, have once again put India in a fix.

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. 

Afghanistan gets permanent membership of AIIB

Monday, 16 October 2017 03:24 Written by

Afghan Ministry of Finance said in a statement that Afghanistan had received the certificate of permanent membership to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

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.