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NPC Approves 77 Procurement Items Worth 3.4b Afghanis

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The meeting of the National Procurement Commission chaired by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was held yesterday evening at the presidential palace.
At the outset, Engineer Elham Omar Hotaki, Director General of the National Procurement Authority, reported to the Commission on the e-Tendering system, which was launched by the Office for the first time in the country and that the construction of a bridge in Takhar related to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, has been put for bidding through this system.
He added that the operation of this system was in fact the fulfillment of the commitments of the Government of Afghanistan in the framework of mutual accountability between the government and the international community (GMAF), which according to him fortunately the commitment was implemented and fulfilled. After hearing the report, President Ghani thanked the National Procurement Authority for its efforts and thanked the agency for the purchase of 500 ventilators for the Ministry of Public Health. According to the agenda, 79 procurement items were discussed at the meeting, which 77 items were approved worth more than 3.4 billion Afghanis, including the construction of cold storages at Kabul, Balkh, Kandahar and Nimroz airports, and two contracts for Construction of 50-bed hospitals of COVID-19 in five districts of Kabul. However, the contract for hiring 80 security guards for the 94.5 km Sheberghan-Mazar-e-Sharif pipeline project of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum was sent back for further investigation.
On the other hand, according to the agenda, in the meeting, the members of the commission discussed the report on the implementation of the guidelines of the previous decisions of the commission on various projects. In the meeting, the members of the National Procurement Commission emphasized on strengthening and supporting professional human resources and businessmen in the implementation of projects in the provinces. The National Procurement Commission instructed the relevant authorities to pay serious attention to the effective implementation of the projects. In addition to its members, the commission's meeting was attended by officials from the National Procurement Authority, national and international observers.


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