26 July 2017

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Tuesday July 25, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The National Procurement Commission with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair approved five projects worth 1.1 billion Afghanis, including Daikundi-Shahristan road project, a presidential statement said.
The session was also attended by commissioners of the committee for monitoring and evaluation (MEC). The approved contracts include: asphalting of the second phase of Daikundi-Shahristan road with the length of 10 Km, contracting consulting firms for the national charter programs in Kandahar and Helmand provinces, contract of 102 internet communication lines of Kabul Bank’s main branch with sub offices, contract for providing security to Kabul Bank branches and provision of necessary items for the vehicles of the presidential palace gauds.
According to presidential statement, 50 percent reduction taken place in Kabul Bank security contract, adding 30 million Afghanis was saved. Meanwhile the session approved the proposal of the ministry of telecommunication and information technology regarding E-Tazkira, instructing the ministry to oversee the implementation process of the contract. The session also asked civil society association’s cooperation in this regard. The session also approved the Afghanistan Brishna Sherkat’s (the power utility firm) proposal of extending electricity from Arghandi to Kandahar and installation of the sub-stations, instructing Ministry of Finance and the company to take necessary steps in close coordination of the USAID office in Kabul, the statement added. The session was attended by the second vice president Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, Ministers of Finance, Justice and Economy, officials of the national procurement authority, SIGAR observers, anti-Corruption Parliamentary Caucus, and CSTC-A of Resolute Support mission.

Monday, July 24, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Based on Khan Mohammad Baz’ head of currency exchangers in Kabul, Shahzada market report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                            68/45 afgs                           
One Pound Sterling                              88/90 afgs                         
One Euro                                              74afgs                        
One Emirate’s Dirham                         18/60afgs                          
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees          629afgs                        
One Thousand Indian Rupees               1060 afgs             
One Thousand Iranian Rupees              18/90 afgs  

Sunday July 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a session was held at the Presidential Palace on Ministry of Mines and Petroleum’s Coal Enterprise, the president press office said in a statement.
In the meeting, Nargis Nehan, the acting minister of mines and petroleum, Ajmal Ahmadi, the presidential advisor on financial and banking affairs and Dawoud Nourzai, general director of administrative affairs presented their suggestions on Coal Enterprise, according to the statement. After hearing the suggestions and report, the president said a fundamental proposal was needed to manage the Coal Enterprise, the statement added.
The president added as Afghanistan’s coal is the best among the world countries, we need a comprehensive information on number of coalmines and establishing a transparent management system, the statement continued. Stressing on transparent leadership in Coal Enterprise, the president said there was a good information capacity on the country’s coal in the Polytechnic University that should be used.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) held meeting the other day, the President Press Office said in a statement.
According to the statement, the meeting approved nine contracts worth over 1.9 billion Afghanis.
The NPC also approved the proposal of the special delegation on Kamal Khan Dam’s third phase contract.
The meeting also discussed the project on construction of Qara Baghj-Jaghori road and decided that at the first stage, the ministry of public works to negotiate with two volunteer companies with the lowest prices, the statement added.
The main contracts approved include extension of the consultancy project for the design, preparation of documents, and feasibility study project of Doshi-Pul Khumri substation, expansion of Bamyan substation and installation of the new substation, transmission line of 220 kilo volts from Doshi to Bamyan, electricity distribution of 20 KW in Bamyan city, connective lines among the neighboring countries, and technical studies for the prepaid electricity meters, the statement continued.
Other projects approved during the meeting includes procurement of IT equipment for the ministry of urban development and housing, extension of leasing contract of four cranes for the ministry of finance, extension of the contract for the import of wheat from Uzbekistan.
The national procurement commission also approved contracts for the towers and walls of 203 and 205th corps of the Afghan national army, procurement of diesel for the Da Breshna Sherkat in Paktia, Khost, and Kandahar.
The contract for the maintenance of the generators of the compounds belonging to the ministry of defense was also approved by the commission.
Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh, Minister of finance and justice, acting minister of economy and some other officials were present in the meeting.

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