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Balkh Railway Authority’s revenue increased, official

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Revenue of the Balkh Railway Authority has increased for the past solar year – March 2022 to March 2023, a statement from the office said Monday. Up to 33 percent increase compared with the previous year, has taken place, said the statement quoting head of the department, Mohammad Shafiq Mahmood adding that they had collected 2.5 billion Afghani in the solar year 1401  (March 2022 to March 2023)  while it was 1.8 billion Afghani in the solar 1400. “This year we had a 33 percent increase in revenue compared with the previous year,” Mahmood said.  Officials from the Chamber of Commerce and Investment said the Balkh railway is one of the key routes for trade, including exports and imports. “Transfer of goods through railway is an effective and safe,” said Ahmad Shakib Akbari, a member of the chamber. “If the railway is connected with Kabul, Herat, and Kandahar provinces, it will lead to a major development in trade and transit activities,” said Qalandar, an investor. According to the railway authority statistics, 2.6 million tons of goods entered the country through the border between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan in the past year, and 7700 tons of goods were exported to other countriesthrough the route.

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.