The Ministry of Finance said it plans to build stations for loading and unloading commercial goods in five provinces that are on the Durand Line and have crossing areas with Pakistan.
According to customs officials, this will be done to prevent revenue evasion, corruption, and goods smuggling.
"A delegation led by the head of revenue and customs has been appointed. They visited the provinces with customs areas and looked at locations for stations to unload goods," said Abdul Rahman Weqar, head of Customs Tariffs.
Thousands of acres of land have been considered for this purpose, the officials of the Revenue and Customs Department of the Ministry of Finance said.
For the building of these stations, 1,500 acres of land in Kandahar, 1,100 acres in Paktia, 600 acres in Nangarhar, 550 acres in Khost, and 230 acres of land in Paktika province have been considered.
Meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce and Investment said that the setup and operation of these stations will greatly reduce the difficulties experienced by traders in the ports.
"The Islamic Emirate has appointed a team to extend the ports and provide laboratory facilities, weighing facilities, cold storage facilities, and hangar facilities in the ports to unload goods,” said Khanjan Alikozai, a member of the ACCI.
Some businessmen said that with this some of their challenges will be solved in customs.
"Now that the hangar has set up, the private sector will happily unload their stuff,” said Zalami Azimi, a trader.
Up until the present time, commercial goods have been loaded and unloaded in private areas in these provinces.
According to the Ministry of Finance, the building of these stations will create numerous employment possibilities for the public.