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Monday, February 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  Deputy to the Ministry of Finance , Mohammad Khalid Payenda in a news conference on Saturday, said there was a need for budgetary transparency and balance, with having the civil society institutions members in the budgeting process, providing timely information to the people, bringing improvement in the budget structure and content, with using the international standards, BNA reported.
According to the agency the ministry hoped the plan could help Afghanistan to be rated second position in the regional accountability and transparency indexes, said the agency.
He said he hoped the inclusive amendments, such as transparency, effectiveness and further productivity, budget balance, international standards, which is lodged in the 1397’s budget could help Afghanistan take higher position in the regional ranking.
The Afghanistan international transparency representative who had attended the meeting, pledged all out cooperation with the ministry of finance.
The national budget was surveyed by the international budget partnership, during the finance minister’s trip to the Washington DC of the United States.

Monday February 12, 2018

Mazar-e-Sharif City (BNA) An exhibition for business’s women was inaugurated in northern Balkh province yesterday.
Shir Ahmad Supahi Zada head of commercial and industry of Balkh told BNA reporter, businesswomen display their products such as handicrafts, dairy, foods and goods at 25 booths in the 2 days exhibition.
The exhibition held by commercial and industry department of Balkh at the framework of Promote Program with cooperation of USAID.
Holding such exhibition support businesswomen and encourage them to participate in Bazar (Market), Mohammad Bashir Tawhidi deputy of Balkh provincial office said.
Nargas a business woman said, holding exhibition help businesswomen asked from families to use their products.

Sunday, February 11, 2018
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                                               69 Afs                           
One Pound Sterling                                 94/30  Afs                                                   
One Euro                                                84/30 Afs                           
One Emirate’s Dirham                           18/70 Afs                           
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees              610 Afs                           
One Thousand Indian Rupees                1010 Afs                                         
One Thousand Iranian Rupees              14/55 Afs                           

Sunday February 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Transport has announced about the holding of the trilateral meeting of the coordinating council for codifying of annexation protocols of the Chabahar.
The ministry said that the protocols of the integration of the Chabahar agreement was approved by the parliaments of India, Afghanistan and Iran, and the Coordinating Council soon will hold this meeting at the level of deputies of these three countries.
Fawzia Ehsani, the Deputy of the Ministry of Transport at the transit exhibition told to the media that Chabahar port is a good transit route for Afghanistan.
In the near future the sixth summit of the transportation committee would be held on transportation issues between deputy ministers of the transport of Afghanistan and Iran.
The Ministry of Transport also said that the ministry will work with the Ministry of Finance to build Khoska port in Zaranj, which is a very positive step towards establishing a facility in the transportation sector.
The Chabahar Port agreement was signed last year between leaders of Afghanistan, Iran and India, and the Afghan government has called this port as an important transit, trade and connecting point for three countries.
Sayed Qasem Zakeri, Iranian chancellor in Afghanistan, also called Chabahar transit route as one of the important trilateral projects between Afghanistan, Iran and India.
He spoke to the traders about his country’s efforts to provide facilities in Chabahar port, up to now 165 Afghan companies and 352 foreign companies are registered in the Chabahar Free Zone. So far, 50 hectares of land has been put at the disposal Afghan investor as leased for fifty years.
The Afghan government has also called the Chabahar port a good alternative in the transportation and trading sector and says the port is a shorter and cheaper route.
Meanwhile, economic experts believe that the use of the Chabahar port for Islamabad has shown that Afghanistan is now not commercially dependent on Pakistan. As Afghanistan is a free country, it can itself provide alternative ways that can benefit Afghanistan’s trade. The Chabahar port is the only port that can be effective for importing and exporting Afghan goods.
Saifuddin Saihoon, an economic affairs expert, in this regard said that the tripartite meeting of the Coordinating Council to be established between Afghanistan and India would be a good opportunity for the people of Afghanistan.
He believed that the establishment of coordination between India, Iran and Afghanistan and the use of the Chabahar port could solve the problems that Afghanistan had with Pakistan in the past.
It is said that Pakistan has been trying for many years to make Afghanistan dependent on its trade and economy, and thus always keep the country under pressure.
Therefore, the use of the Chabahar port will be a good alternative for Afghan businessmen.
Shukria Kohistani

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