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25,000 posts kept for relatives of leaders not young Afghans: Naizi

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Officials in Government of Afghanistan have stated that there are 25,000 job opportunities within the Governmental departments while thousands of young Afghans having higher education documents either are jobless or have flown from the country.

Scores of experts have believed that most of those post are kept for their relatives of the leaders of the departments.

Due of no job opportunity and insecurity 25,0000 of Afghans have left the country for Europe 70 percent were Young Afghans whom were seeking jobs in Afghanistan.

Kabul resident Ehsanollah said,” there is no job, and no one cares about it, we are not aware of vacant within the Governmental departments as Young Afghan.”

“ We hear lies through media every day since we refer to Ministries asking for jobs they are telling me that there is no job for the time being Aynuddin the jobless young man said,”

Head of the Trade Union of Workers Kakojan Niazi said,” those posts are not for Young Afghans they are kept for the relatives of the leaders of the departments.”

President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his presidential campaign had promised to improve the economic condition of Afghans, and would create thousand jobs for Young Afghans in the long run it concluded that he has failed to fulfill his commitments.

Reported by Ali Asghari

 

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Three-day expo of Iranian goods and services underway in Kabul

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Iran is hosting a three-day trade exhibition in Kabul in the hope of strengthening bilateral trade ties with Afghanistan. 

Speaking at the event, Iran’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Bahador Aminian said the exhibition aims to promote trade and share technical “know-how” with Afghanistan. 

Iran’s Commercial Consular in Kabul Javanmard Qassab said the exhibition will last for three days in an effort to introduce Iranian products to Afghan customers.

He said the embassy was hoping to sign agreements between Iranian and Afghan businesses. 

Trade value between the two countries has now topped $1.5 billion, with Iran exporting a large amount of goods to its neighbor annually. 

Afghan traders are also showcasing their products to Iranian businesses.

 Representatives of 21 Iranian companies that offer services within the municipal sector are participating along with 54 other Iranian companies. 

These companies are from a cross-sector of the commercial industry including technical and engineering services, along with electricity, energy and telecommunications providers.

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Gov’t approves four wind and solar power projects

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The Afghan High Economic Council has approved four wind and solar power projects in Herat, Kabul and Balkh provinces.

Laima Khurram, director of public-private partnership policy at the Ministry of Finance, said the projects would cost an estimated $160 million.

“One of the wind power projects is in Herat with a capacity of 25 megawatts, another 40-megawatt solar power project is in Mazar, another 25-megawatt solar power plant is in Herat,” she said.

The projects are part of a public-private partnership between the government and the private sector.

This comes after last month’s agreement between the Afghan government and an Emirati company to generate 3,000 megawatts of solar power in Afghanistan. 

Afghanistan currently needs 2,000 megawatts of electricity to light homes and power the economy. However, it relies heavily on imported power from neighboring countries.

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Atmar addresses concerns of Afghans in Tajikistan

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On a two-day official visit to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, acting foreign affairs minister Haneef Atmar met with a number of Afghan refugees, students and business owners at the Afghan Embassy on Friday evening where he discussed challenges they are facing. 

In a statement issued by foreign affairs on Saturday, the ministry said Atmar assured students and business owners that problems they have been dealing with – specifically due to COVID-19 – would be addressed as soon as possible. 

Easy border crossings for bilateral trade was also addressed and the embassy was instructed to assist refugees with problems they are facing, the statement read. 

Addressing Afghan students that attended the meeting, Atmar said it was important for them to return to their home country once they had completed their studies so as to help with the development of Afghanistan.

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