The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

IEA’s major achievements in 1401

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) had considerable achievements and development in the 1401 solar year and has done its best to restore security countrywide, uproot corruption, increase the country’s exports and incomes, keep stable the value of Afghani currency against other currencies and bring about a positive change in the country’s social and cultural situation.
The initiation and implementation of some of the most vital infrastructural and economic projects, such as Qush Tepa canal and the extraction of oil from basin of Amu Darya are considered as the major achievements of the Islamic Emirate in the year.
Meanwhile, some of the world’s reports show that the level of unemployment and poverty has increased in the year and nearly 28 million Afghans were under the poverty line and are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
Afghans witnessed increasing poverty and unemployment and domestic products also decreased but the country’s exports have increased to 2 bln U.S. dollars in the year.
On the other hand, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs of the Islamic Emirate has announced that the country’s exports have been increased by 63 percent in 1401 solar year.
According to the figures, Afghanistan exported commodities worth 850 mln U.S. dollars in 1400 solar year, while, the exports have been increased to 2 bln U.S. dollars in 1401.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance has announced that 100 bln Afghani has been collected from the country’s customhouses in 1401. The provincial director of the National Development Corporation (NDC) Farid Azimi said: “Qush Tepa Canal is one of the most developed and economic projects in the country, which it had planned during governing of Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan. Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Shir Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai said: “Efforts are made day and night to work for the development and prosperity of the country.”
After the takeover, for the first time, the Islamic Emirate received newly printed banknotes.
Spokesman of the United States Department of State Eward Ned Price said: “The new banknotes have only been printed to facilitate the Afghans economic transactions, as their transactions have extremely been affected by worn-out banknotes.”
Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) has also started the distribution process of the first tranche of 100 million new banknotes with denominations of 10, 20, 50 to the country’s commercial banks.
Spokesman of DAB Hasibullah Noori said: “ The bank has the responsibility of monetary policy, to print banknotes and distribute them to the market and collect the worn-out banknotes from the country’s markets.”
Judge George Daniels said he was: “ Victims of the 9/11 attacks are not entitled to seize 3.5 bln U.S. dollars in assets belonging to Afghanistan’s central bank.”
DAB appreciated U.S. Judge for barring 9/11 victims from seizing frozen Funds and said: “The currency reserves are owned by Afghans, which are lawfully used for monetary stability, strengthening the financial system and facilitating trade with the world.”
Shukria Kohistani

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.