The National Procurement Commission has approved 25 projects worth around 6 billion Afs.
The deputy Prime minister for Economic Affairs said on X that the projects are under the general directorate of the PM's office and Ministries of Defense, Higher Education, Public Works, Rural Rehabilitation and Development, and the Bank-e-Millie Afghan and Kabul Municipality.
The Islamic Emirate’s Spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, meanwhile said that the projects will be implemented in various provinces.
“These are various projects in different provinces which will help reduce the rate of unemployment. Our citizens will find work and everyone will be busy with work. And this is also a positive step for reconstruction of the country,” he said.
The economists believe that there should be foreign investment in infrastructure projects in Afghanistan.
“Foreign investment in infrastructure projects can be beneficial. The countries who are facing financial issues should be helped with foreign assistance,” said Mir Shikib Mir, an economist.
“Foreign investment is important to launch work on projects such as CASA-1000, TAPI pipeline plus mining as well as agricultural,” said Seyar Qureshi, an economist.
This comes as the residents of Kabul voiced concern over the high rate of unemployment.
“These projects which are worth six billion Afs are important and a good step, " said Qudratulah, a resident of Kabul.
“We are very happy about these projects. We hope these projects will be increased so that the Afghan youth will find jobs,” said Rustam, a resident of Kabul.
Earlier, the Ministry of Public Work (MoPW) said that work on 90 projects worth 2 billion Afs have begun in the ongoing solar year.