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The Kabul Times – President Ghani chairs High Economic Council’s session – One Stop For All Afghanistan Latest News

President Ghani chairs High Economic Council’s session

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani , high economic council’s session was held yesterday at presidential palace.

In the session, head of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sharkat (DABS) Eng. Amanullah Ghalib briefed related to implementation of the council’s approved documents in particular 2nd phase of Kajaki dam that included price of tariff, tax, operation scale, compensation of losses, executing agreement of the project, contract for purchasing electricity and others. 

After overall discussions in connection with the respective project and its legal issues, the session asserted that those who were losing their lands for implementation of the project should be supported and the respective contract should have clear legal basis.

Afterwards, working report of debts committee was delivered to the session by an official to ministry of mines and petroleum and was said that most of companies have delivered their written commitments in this regard to the ministry. In the session, it was suggested that cooperation should be provided in connection with maintaining security of contracting companies.

The country’s President said that a clear review should be done by the third institution, adding that they should have a clear formula related to fines of the companies.

President Ghani further said that those companies that have committed to investment have fulfilled their promise and should be further supported.

In the session, selling report of Mazar-e-Sharif Fertilizer Enterprise was delivered by an official to ministry of mines and petroleum. Later on, report and suggestion related to extraction of mining materials as stone and pebble and plan for making use of construction materials was delivered by officials to ministry of mines and petroleum. 

In this regard, the country’s President said that amount for using construction materials by government should clarified by a committee. While stressing on quality of the materials and proper price, he said facilitation should be provided to companies to participate in open competition. After overall discussions, the session decided that extraction process of mining materials as stone and pebbles should be extended for another year. 

 

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