Owners of the private construction companies have criticized the Government of Afghanistan for not supporting the private construction companies to build more houses in the country, saying $5 billion were invested on expanding housing during the past 15 years.

Deh Sabz brick-makers avoiding tax: Governor

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 05:12 Written by

An investigation by TOLOnews into brick-making factories in the Deh Sabz district of Kabul has found that only about 27 percent of these businesses actually pay tax.

Wolesi Jirga approves draft budget for 2017

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 04:34 Written by

The lawmakers in the Lower of the Parliament, Wolesi Jirga, on Monday approved the draft budget for the fiscal year 1396.

 Insecurity is a huge threat to the nascent commerce sector in eastern Nangarhar province, says an official, who wants a separate force to ensure the security of industrial parks.

Afghanistan has raised concerns about poor quality products being exported by Pakistan to Afghanistan.

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.