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Kabul’s Major Currency Exchange Center Resumes Activities

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment announces the opening of the Sara-e-Shahzada, which is the main currency exchange center in the country. Khanjan Alokozai, deputy head of the Chamber of Commerce and Investment, said the move came after talks between

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Ariana Airlines Resume Their Domestic Flights

Ariana Airlines’ domestic flights resumed today (September 3rd), the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority says. A joint statement from the Civil Aviation Authority and Ariana said that the first flight was scheduled for today, Friday, from Kabul to Mazar-e-Sharif at 3

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Imports Through Hairatan Port Resume

The Balkh Chamber of Commerce & Investment says that the commercial port of Hairatan has been open for trade since Friday, August 20th. According to the Taliban’s Civil Complaints and Prevention Commission, the first car carrying commercial goods from Uzbekistan

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Ehtesab App Helps Kabul Residents Avoid Danger

Ehtesab app, developed by an Afghan woman is getting traction in Kabul where thousands of people are trying to escape from the draconian rule of the Taliban. The app provides real-time updates on emergencies and road safeties to users. It’s

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World Bank Halts Financial Support to Afghanistan

World Bank announces that it has halted its financial support to Afghanistan amid concerns over the fate of Afghan women under the Taliban.  We are deeply concerned about the situation in Afghanistan and the impact on the country’s development prospects,

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Trade in Herat Province has Returned to Normal

Local officials in Herat province say that the trade process in the province has returned to normal with the opening of banks, the normalization of exports and imports, and the establishment of facilities in the province’s customs. Speaking at the

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Afghan Ministry of Finance: Salaries of Government Employees To Be Paid As Before

The Ministry of Finance has said that once the Islamic Emirate takes office, staff salaries will be reimbursed as in the past. The ministry said in a statement that banking, finance and customs activities would resume soon. According to the

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IMF Denies Funds to Afghanistan Following Taliban’s Coup

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) blocks Afghanistan from getting $460 million in reserve funds soon after Taliban’s takeover of the country. This came after pressure from the Biden administration to ensure that the reserves called Special Drawing rights or SDRs

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Torkham Reopened to Trade

Local officials have announced the reopening of the Torkham commercial port to exports and imports, saying that in the first instance, hundreds of trucks full of commercial property have entered Afghanistan. “We need peace and stability for neutral trade and

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US Freezes Billions in Afghanistan Assets As Taliban Take Over

According to The Washington Post, the Biden administration froze Afghan government reserves held in US bank accounts on Sunday, blocking the Taliban from accessing billions of dollars. Banks in Afghanistan are currently shut down, and Afghani currency has dropped to

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Daily Customs Revenue Reduced to 105mn Afghanis

The Afghan Ministry of Finance announced that with the Taliban continuing to control the country’s customs, the daily customs revenue has been reduced from 246 million Afghanis to 105 million Afghanis. According to the ministry, customs revenues have dropped dramatically

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50% Increase in Dates Yield in Farah Province

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) announced that dates production in Faraph province have increased by over 50%. These dates were grown in research farm orchards in Farah province. Covering 100 acres, the orchards were planted last year.

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Afghanistan Signs Agreement with UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)

Afghanistan Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) signed an agreement with United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) following the government’s promise to Transparency International regarding curbing corruption. This comes after UNAMA released its fifth annual anti-corruption report, titled “Afghanistan’s Fight against Corruption: Stepping

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10,000 Tonnes of Essential Goods Enter Afghanistan Daily Through Hairatan-Mazar-e-Sharif Railway

The Afghan Railway Authroity announced that the country’s imports have increased through the Hairatan-Mazar-e-Sharif railway and that about 10,000 tons of goods needed for trade enter the country daily. Mohammad Farhang, a spokesman for the agency, said that the recent

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Afghan Civil Aviation Authority Revenue up by 30%

The Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan announced has recorded a revenue of 2.4 billion Afghanis in the first four months of the current solar year, which is the highest level of revenue in the last two years. According to a

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The US Plans to Boost Afghanistan’s Air Exports

The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in its latest report that the United States is working on a plan to increase Afghanistan’s air exports. According to the report, as per a four-year plan, which was drawn

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UNESCO Registers Three New Cultural Heritages from Afghanistan

The Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan announced that three cultural heritages of the country were registered in the list of world cultural heritage of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO.  According to the ministry’s

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Pakistan Reopens Chaman-Spin Boldak Crossing

The Afghan-Pak transit and trade activities have resumed as Pakistan reopens the Chaman-Spin Boldak crossing. Pakistan had sealed the crossing following Taliban’s capture of Spin Boldak and Wesh districts of southern Kandahar provinceo on the second week of July 2021.

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Over 30,000 Tons of Marble Processed Annually in Nangarhar Factories

Officials at the Nangarhar Department of Industry and Commerce say that the province’s factories process more than 30,000 tons of marble a year, and that Nangarhar marble has entered international markets. According to the department, the marble is processed by

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World Bank Contributes $57.5 million to Afghanistan’s Emergency Agriculture & Food Supply Project

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock announced that the World Bank has provided $57.5 million in funding for the Emergency Agriculture and Food Supply Project (EATS). The ministry added that the World Bank would add another $57.5 million to

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China’s First Shipment to Afghanistan Through Hairatan Port Enters Afghanistan

The Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industry said in a statement on Wednesday that China’s shipment of goods arrived in Afghanistan from the Hairatan Port, a borden town and a port in the north of Balkh province. The consignment included

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Tashkent’s Connectivity Conference to Focus on Afghanistan

The conference entitled “Central and South Asia: Regional Interconnectivity. Challenges and Opportunities” is scheduled to kick off on Thursday, July 16. More than 600 participants from over 40 countries are expected to attend the conference. The two-day meeting will host

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Afghanistan’s Exports to China Increase to More Than $24 million

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry says that Afghanistan’s exports to China increased to $24.93 million in the first quarter of the 1400 solar fiscal year, while last year this figure was $8.98 million in the first quarter. The ministry

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China Eyeing Afghanistan as US Prepares to Pack Up

As Afghanistan faces the deadline of September 11 for the final pullout of the few remaining US troops, Afghan authorities have reportedly become more deeply engaged with Chinese leaders to enhance trade cooperation and connectivity. According to various media reports,

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The Stone-Cutting Factory of National Development Company Starts Operating

The Information and Media Center of the Government of Afghanistan issued a statement stating that the stone-cutting  factory of the National Development Company has started operating. According to the statement, the factory has the capacity to cut and produce marble for

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