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Economic Commission holds weekly meeting

KABUL: The Economic Commission was held with Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar on the chair, a statement from his office said on Monday. The meeting was held at the Marmarin Palace in which the participants exchanged views on the related agenda and shared their reports and suggestions with the Deputy Prime Minister, Mullah Beradar said the statement. The last year’s held Economic Commission, in its regular meeting, decided to reduce the amount of tax from 1.5 to 0.5 percent in order to support the country’s businessmen. According to the report presented by the Ministry of Finance, with the decision of the Economic Commission last year, hundreds of millions of Afghanis have been collected and credited to the government treasury, the problems facing traders’ unions have been addressed and moreover, a significant increase has come in their number, the statement added. Also, in the meeting, according to the instruction of the Deputy Prime Minister and considering the set mechanism, a temporary supplying raw salt to Afghanistan from abroad was approved and the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum was tasked to soon adopt policies and actions which help Afghanistan become self-sufficient in domestically produced salt resources. A committee, led by the Ministry of Finance, has also been formed and tasked to investigate the reserves of salt mines and the production capacity of the factories in Afghanistan and present the report to the next Economic Commission committing. “The factories and companies that produce mineral water and non-alcoholic beverages in Kabul city are obliged to supply all their water needs from the surface water sources outside Kabul city with the help of tankers,” said the statement. The meeting, also, tasked a committee led by the Deputy Economic Prime Minister with the aim of gradually relocating mineral water and non-alcoholic beverages plants as well as greenhouses and agricultural farms in suitable places, outside the capital Kabul City and to provide a report, to the next meeting. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.