The first batch of Afghani banknotes arrived in Kabul, a source within Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank) said, adding that another batch will arrive on Thursday.
However, the source did not provide details about the number of banknotes.
The Union of Sarai Shahzada Money Exchanger said that the arrival of new banknotes in Kabul will not affect the value of the Afghani currency against foreign currencies.
“The residents should not be worried. The new banknotes will not decrease the value of Afghani currency against foreign currencies. The Central Bank also injects dollars into the markets weekly and tries to increase the value of Afghan currencies,” said Abdul Rahman Zirak, a spokesman for the union.
The residents of Kabul called on the Central Bank to bring new banknotes to the market.
“The new banknotes should be distributed soon to replace the worn-out banknotes in the market because they are posing a lot of problems,” said Samir, a resident of Kabul.
“They should collect the worn-out banknotes and replace them with new banknotes because it is problematic,” said Rahmuddin, a resident of Kabul.
The Ministry of Economy said the lack of new banknotes within the last year has affected the credibility of the Central Bank.
“As the new banknotes are printed now, this is kind of an international guaranty and this will increase the credibility of Da Afghanistan Bank and improve the Afghan economy,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, deputy minister of Economy.
Earlier, a member of the Afghanistan Trust Fund, Shah Mohammad Mehrabi, said that the Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW) is due to deliver new Afghani banknotes to Afghanistan within one month.