24 March 2018

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Saturday, January 27, 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                                               68//50 Afs                           
One Pound Sterling                                 96/20   Afs                                                  
One Euro                                                84/60  Afs                                                    
One Emirate’s Dirham                           18/60 Afs                           
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees          596 Afs                           
One Thousand Indian Rupees                1120 Afs                                         
One Thousand Iranian Rupees              15 Afs                           

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurements Committee (NPC) said up to 11 billion Afghanis have saved from embezzlement in the big contracts, a statement from the presidential press office said Tuesday.
The country’s president thanked the Wolesi Jirga for approval of the 1397 (2018) fiscal year budget and called it an important decision toward the national development, the statement said.
Eng. Omar Elham Hotaki, the general director of the National Procurement Administration presented report about the works of the administration and the national Procurement Commission and said that over 800 projects over the authority of the related managers and offices of the national procurement commission, resulting in prevention of up to 11 billion Afghanis from embezzlement, according to the statement.
Hotaki was quoted in the statement as saying that focus on the 1396 budget had been made on the infrastructural and construction projects, said the statement.
He noted that the national Procurement Commission (NPC) was evaluated positive by the SIGAR – Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction and the Joint Committee on Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of counter-corruption campaign, (MEC) in the 2017, said the statement.
Meanwhile the NPC approved four contracts worth 473 million afghanis, according to the statement.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In a ceremony held at the presidential palace and attended by minister of finance, US ambassador in Kabul, administrative deputy and chairman of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the fifth installment of new development partnership agreement worth $100mln was signed.
The assistance was given to the government of Afghanistan after bringing reforms in different sections such as, collection of national revenue, civil services, implementation of provincial budgeting, citizen charter program, reinforcement of lands authority and economically empowerment of women.
The new development partnership agreement was signed on Aug 3, 2015, when the president traveled to Washington D.C., based on which the US allocated $800mln to Afghanistan through our national budget for four years.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  Heading a high ranking delegation of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi traveled to eastern Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar provinces the other day, his office said in a statement.
According to his office, Minister Hakimi along with deputy minister of energy and water Mohammad Gul Khulmi, head of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat Amanullah Ghalib and a delegation of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank visited Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar.
The trip aimed to provide the ground for investment opportunities, implement main projects and visit Nangarhar’s solar power plant and Solar Park in Dash-e-Baba Sahib, Laghman province, with utilization of which, the power problems of residents would be tackled.

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