The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Construction of Sultan Ibrahim, Agha Khan dams discussed in Economic Commission meeting

KABUL: The Economic Commission was held with Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar on the chair, at the Marmarin Palace, a statement from his office said Saturday. Under the chairmanship of the Ministry of Water and Energy, the Economic Commission entrusted a joint committee comprising representatives from the ministries of Finance, Mines and Petroleum, Industry and Commerce, and the National Development Corporation to prepare a practical strategic plan for the construction of Sultan Ibram dam in Sar-e-Pul province and Agha Khan dam in Chinarto district of Uruz gan province, and share the plan with the upcoming meeting, the statement said. “Construction of the two dams has been contracted with the national corporation company and their practical works will be started in the near future,” the statement said. Also, after comprehensive discussion, it was decided that transshipment should be closed in the ports of Farah, Herat and Nimroz provinces and hereafter, the petroleum products would only be imported to Afghanistan through transit, the statement added. Based on the Economic Commission’s decision, Afghan transport tankers will also be authorized to transit oil products into Afghanistan. Furthermore, the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Revenue of the Ministry of Finance presented a plan focused on increasing revenues and implementing effective management practices. The plan entails revitalizing existing sources of income for the Ministry of Justice and exploring 14 new revenue streams within its framework. This comprehensive strategy is expected to significantly boost the annual income of the Ministry of Justice. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.