26 September 2018

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Saturday September 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                                          75/65       Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            97/70       Afs
One Euro                                                            88/30       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       20/40       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           597       Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1050       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            05/70       Afs

Thursday September 20, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Economy launched the annual report of NGOs in Government Media and Information Center.
Dr. Mustafa Mastoor Minister of Economy, said that the aim of this report was to creating transparency and accountability of NGOs in the country, based on which the government will decide on the activities of NGOs in the future.
According to Minister of Economy, in year 1396, the total number of NGOs registered in the ministry reached 2399, of which 288 were foreign NGOs.
"533 NGOs were dissolved due to not reporting in accordance with law or inactivity," the minister said.
"NGOs will spend their budget according to the priorities of the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the future" the minister added.
NGOs spent $ 884 million last year, $ 591 million by foreign NGOs, and $ 293 million by local NGOs.
According to the report, employment in NGOs has increased by 7% over the past two years, reaching 84.000, including 24.000 women.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Contract worth $40 million funded by Japan was signed in Mumbai city of India for construction of single security center of Hamid Karzai International Airport.
The contract was signed between head of civil aviation authority Mohoud Shah Habibi and head of Jairos.  The center will be used for creating necessary facilities in security investigation, searching passengers and cargo.  After signing the contract, head of civil aviation authority Mahmoud Shah Habibi considered the contract as positive and useful step towards creating facilities for passengers and traders of the country.

Monday September 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) held meeting, during which 10 procurement projects were reviewed and eight of them worth over 821 million Afghanis were approved, BNA reported. The contracts approved during the meeting are as follow:
- Procurement project on consumption materials needed for the health facilities of the Ministry for Public Health and reforms projects for the Ministry of Higher Education.
- Consultancy project for the design of the first and second section of Qaisar-Laman road, lengths 28 km, related to the Ministry of Public Works.
- Procurement of spare parts and services of the generators for the Defense Ministry.
- Procurement of firewood for the kitchens of the army units and divisions for the fiscal year 1397.
- Contract for the fiber optic project to be implemented in 43 sites related to the Defense Ministry.
Besides, the meeting approved an approval request to increase the enterprises’ authorizations related to the Ministry for Urban Development and Housing. The meeting also stressed that enterprises’ works should be supervised by civil society entities and people. NPC returned a procurement contract of 650 biometric devices with their all components related to population registration administration. Stressing on supporting private sector, the President added the projects should go on bidding to domestic companies to create job opportunities in the country. The meeting attended by national and international observers including parliament’s national economic, budget and financial commissions, Afghanistan Transparency Watch, SIGAR and Resolute Support Representatives.

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