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Gov’t’s Decision to Resume Import of Petrol ‘A80’ Draws Criticism

National Environmental Protection Agency of Afghanistan (NEPA) has criticized the government’s decision to allow import of petrol ‘A80’, a “low-quality” fuel which was banned in the past in the country.  Nik Mohammad, the Chief of Surveillance and Auditing in NEPA, said that the low-quality fuels including ‘A80’ were being “smuggled” to Afghanistan, …

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MoF Signs Bilateral Development Framework Agreement with Swiss

Afghanistan Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Tuesday signed a bilateral development framework agreement on technical assistance, financial cooperation with the ambassador of Switzerland to Afghanistan. “The purpose of signing this agreement is established a legal basis to strengthen relations and develop a fruitful technical, humanitarian and financial cooperation between the …

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Pakistan Expresses Readiness to Cooperate with Afghan Investors in Transport Sector

Pakistan’s Ministry of Commerce has expressed readiness to cooperate and assist Afghan investors in transport sector and investment fields. Pakistani officials have declared that the increase of trade deals between Afghan and Pakistani traders is in interest of both countries. Meanwhile, the Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that …

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TAPI Project Inaugurated in Herat Province

Work officially began on the Afghanistan section of the TAPI project in presence of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Turkmen President, India’s Minister of State for External Affairs and Pakistani Prime Minister in Herat province. The first part of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project inauguration took place in Turkmenistan followed by a …

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Afghanistan to Use Chabahar Port in Near Future

The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation has said that Afghanistan has taken all preparations and will use the Chabahar port as transit and trade route in the nearest time. According to officials, the inauguration of Chabahar port will be started after the formation of a joint committee by the …

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India, Afghanistan Sign Agreements of 108 Development Projects

Indian and Afghan officials on Tuesday signed agreements for the implementation of 108 community development projects in Afghanistan. The projects valued at $31.33 million will be executed in 31 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. Manpreet Vohra, Indian Ambassador to Kabul, at the signing ceremony of the agreements with Afghan officials said …

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