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President Ghani highlights Afghanistan’s investment opportunities in Singapore

Addressing a meeting with entrepreneurs from various sectors in Singapore, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani briefed the participants on the investment opportunities in Afghanistan and said the world should not focus on Afghanistan’s wars only. He said increase in domestic income

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President Ghani calls on Afghan investors in Qatar to invest in Afghanistan

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is on a two-day visit in Qatar at official invitation of Emir of Qatar to participate in the ‘Stability and Welfare for all Summit’. The president with Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and

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Ghani approves major projects at High Economic Council meeting

Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the High Economic Council (HEC) meeting was held in the Presidential Palace on Tuesday. Minister of Water and Energy, Ali Ahmad Usmani, presented a draft report on investment in the third phase of the

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President Ghani approves restoration work of Dar-ul-Aman Palace

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani announced approval of the restoration of the historic Dar-ul-Aman Palace on Wednesday. The announcement was made via an online statement posted on official Twitter account. “Shattered Dar-ul-Aman Palace is a reminder of our darkest days. Thus,

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Afghan government committed to improving local products

Afghan traders informed President Ashraf Ghani of the increase in exports of dry and fresh fruits from Afghanistan. President Ghani said the boost in exports of Afghan products was a victory for Afghan traders and the country. According to the

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President Ghani leaves to Turkmenistan to attend the TAPI inaugural ceremony

President Ashraf Ghani left to Turkmenistan this morning to attend the inauguration ceremony of the long-awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline. Leading a high-level delegation, President Ghani will also participate in the conference organized on neutral policies of international cooperation on

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What lies at the “Heart of Asia” conference for Afghanistan?

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is attending the two-day “Heart of Asia” meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan on Tuesday where member countries will discuss the situation in Afghanistan with particular focus on helping the economy of the war-ravaged nation. The meeting is

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Afghanistan and Kazakhstan to sign two economic agreements

Heading a high level government delegation, President Ashraf Ghani is leaving to Kazkhstan today. President Ghani is expected to meet with his Kazakh counterpart Nur Sultan Nazarbayev, Prime Minister Karim Qajymqan Massimov and other high ranking officials. According to reports,

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President Ghani launches national employment program

President Ashraf Ghani has launched the national employment program amidst thousands of Afghans fleeing to Europe in search of a better life. “The government has obtained some funds for this program and efforts are underway to expand the program. With

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Kabul Bank debtor kicked out of the housing scheme project

After receiving criticism and pressure from the parliament and legal experts, President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree invalidating the contract on a housing scheme project signed with a bankrupt debtor of Kabul Bank, Khalilullah Ferozi. Ferozi was released from the

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National Procurement Commission approves 11 contracts, saves 14mn Afghanis

The National Procurement Commission discussed 25 procurement issues and of them approved 11 contracts worth 343mn AFN. According to a statement from the Presidential Palace, the Commission saved 14mn AFN in the approved contracts which belonged to the defense and

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Lower House rejects President Ghani’s command to establish a High Economic Council

The Lower House of the Parliament, also known as the Wolesi Jirga, voted against the formation of a high economic council on Saturday. A number of the MPs regarded the formation of a high economic council as “unnecessary”, since the

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Afghan government to focus on economic issues this coming winter

Addressing a group of Afghan investors and traders on Tuesday, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said this winter the Afghan government’s main focus would be on the economic issues of the country. President Ghani stressed that his administration’s economic goal is

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President Ghani calls for public private partnership to develop Kabul city

President Ashraf Ghani discussed the development of Kabul city in his meeting with several ministers including those of Urban Development and Transport and Kabul’s acting mayor on Monday. He called for partnership between the public and private sector to develop

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Kabul Ring Road significant for economic growth: President Ashraf Ghani

President Ashraf Ghani discussed the construction of Kabul Ring Road in a meeting on Saturday attended by Ministers for Urban Development, Public Works and Transport Ministries, former Director General of National Direcotate of Security Amrullah Saleh, Comamnder of Kabul Garrisor

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President Ghani’s promises for Afghan economy

Asphalt a two-lane road from Kandahar to Uruzgan provinces. Create offices for responsible city planning to handle the rapid growth of Afghanistan’s cities, with a priority given to Kabul Create a secure environment for the construction Salma Dam in Herat

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Scrutiny of procurement contracts has saved 8bn AFN

A total of eight billion Afghanis has been saved from going to waste as a result of scrutiny and oversight of Afghan government’s procurement contracts by the National Procurement Commission (NPC). Speaking at the weekly meeting of NPC on Saturday,

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President Ghani appoints Qurban Haqjo as AISA chief

President Ashraf Ghani has appointed Mohammad Qurban Haqjo as the new head of Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA). His appointment comes after two months of delay that sparked criticisms and complains from the business community of Afghanistan. Haqjo was selected

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Afghan government issues travel ban, freezes assets of Kabul Bank defaulters

The Afghan government has issued travel bans for 150 Kabul Bank defaulters and frozen their assets, the Office of the Attorney General announced on Monday. The court ruling comes after the expiration of the deadline issued to defaulters by President

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Pakistan resumes work on 2nd lane of Torkham-Jalalabad Road

Pakistan has resumed work on the construction of the 2nd lane of Torkham-Jalalabad Road. Construction work on the 2nd lane of Torkham-Jalalabad road was suspended since 2006 due to shortage of funds. The project was jointly inaugurated by the acting

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President Ghani calls for reforms in Ministry of Finance

President Ashraf Ghani highlighted some major reforms in a meeting with the newly appointed Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi who presented his 100-day plan in the Presidential Palace. He directed the Finance Ministry authorities to work out a strategy which could

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India committed to rebuilding Afghanistan

India has once again underscored its commitments to support Afghanistan in its rebuilding process. The Delhi Policy Group, an independent think-tank, in its annual report titled ‘Afghanistan 2015: The Quest for National Unity’ has highlighted ideas and recommendations for maintaining

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President Ghani’s visit to Tehran to open new bilateral ties

President Ashraf Ghani is on a two-day visit in Tehran for the first time after being elected as the Afghan president in September, 2014. Chairman of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture has attached great importance to President

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Development of telecom sector is our top priority: President Ghani

President Ashraf Ghani said the development of Afghanistan’s telecommunication sector was the government’s top priority. In a meeting with directors of Afghan Telecom, Roshan, Afghan Wireless Communication Company, Etisalat and Multinational Telecommunication Network (MTN) at the Presidential Palace, President Ghani

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National Industrial Festival opens in Kabul

The National Industrial Festival was inaugurated by President Ashraf Ghani in the Loya Jirga tent on Tuesday in a bid to boost domestic production in the country. Traders from various sectors of the economy are showcasing their products at the

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