The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Economic Commission approves procedure for temporary gold exportation

KABUL: The Eco nomic Commission was held with Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar on the chair, at the Marmarin Palace, approving the procedure for temporal gold exportation, his office said in a statement on Tuesday. Granting national optical fiber licenses for new applicants, using LED lights instead of current lights in government institutions and a number of other economic issues have been discussed in the meeting, the statement said. Based on the approved procedure, the temporary export of gold will be carried out in the light of the established principles and gold smuggling will largely be prevented, the statement added. After comprehensive discussions, the Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has been tasked to issue national optical fiber licenses based on national interests to new ap plicants through international tendering, the statement further said, adding with the move the optical fiber network will be expanded countrywide, and cheap and quality internet services will also be provided to all citizens. Furthermore, all Emirati institutions have been obliged to use LED lights in case of amortization of old lights, the move will save millions of Afghani annually. The Ministry of Water and Energy was instructed to conduct an economic analysis of saving electricity consumption, searching for solutions, and sending the budget for its implementation to the Ministry of Finance, the statement concluded. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.