26 September 2018

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                           
One Dollar                                                              74/30       Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            94/70       Afs
One Euro                                                            85/50      Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       20/10       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           582       Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1045       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            6/50       Afs
T. Yarzada
 

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Kabul (BNA) US. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Herbie Smith and Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) Naseer Ahmad Durrani launched two new value chain projects to improve Afghanistan’s agricultural sector here yesterday.
The main objectives of the programs are to drive job creation and increase rural incomes through support to key actors along the livestock and high value crops value chains, a statement from the USAID said, adding these programs will generate revenue and sustainable jobs, to increase the capacity of key value chain business, and to facilitate the ability of businesses to sell high quality products both domestically and internationally.
“The U.S. government is committed to supporting Afghanistan by promoting market-driven, private sector-led economic growth,” Mission Director Herbie Smith said, as quoted in the statement.
The two programs announced yesterday, Afghanistan Value Chains Livestock and Afghanistan Value Chains High Value Crops, will focus on increasing the productivity and competitiveness of key businesses in the market centers of Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, and Kandahar.  Individually, the programs are anticipated to increase productivity in their target value chains by more than 30 present over the next five year.  Together, they will support Afghan enterprises in engaging in $140 million in additional sales, and catalyze an additional $65 million in agricultural investments, the statement added.
 

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Sar-e-Pul (BNA) Saffron cultivation have been increased 50% in Sar-e-Pul, BNA reported.
Provincial agriculture and livestock directorate of the province reported from increasing of 50% of saffron cultivation and said, this year 12000kg of saffron onion have been distributed to the 60 saffron cultivators.
Maiuddin Haini provincial agriculture and livestock director of the province said that 60 exhibitive saffron unit have been distributed for 625 square meter, that 40% have been allocated for women.
Each exhibitive unit received 200kg saffron onion, which caused their outcome to increase by 50% he added.
 

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Prince Karim Agha Khan’s Ambassador Noor Jahan Mawani met with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday, The Presidential Press Office said.
During the meeting, both sides discussed and exchanged views on issues relating to Ahan Khan Foundation projects in the areas of energy, telecommunication and agriculture in Afghanistan and other countries as well as facilitating investment over the said sectors in the country, according to the statement.
The related organs would provide legal facilities for investors including the Afghan Khan Foundation in the country, according to the statement.
 

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