The National Procurement Commission in a conference headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, has announced that eighteen projects worth four billion afghanis are planned.
According to the statement of this commission, these projects will be implemented in building power dams, reconstructing roads and providing high-quality internet services.
The meeting of the National Procurement Commission was held in Kabul on Wednesday.
The statement added that these sanctioned projects span various ministries, including Defense, Interior, Finance, Public Works, Communications and Information Technology, and also Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, and Kabul Municipality.
“We had projects in the agriculture, construction, and reconstruction sectors in Kabul and various provinces, especially in the Kabul City project. We also have projects in the plan for next year,” Zabihullah Mujahid said.
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said that among these 18 projects, 6 of them are related to DABS.
“One of the projects is the Chak Wardak project which is a half-finished project that is about to start, and the budget for this project has been allocated,” DABS spokesman Hekmatullah Maiwandi said.
The Afghanistan Chamber of Industries and Mines (ACIM) welcomed the implementation of these projects.
“The start of infrastructure projects will be beneficial in economic development, sustainable employment and as a source of income in the country. I hope that whether it is aid from the international community or through the development budget, focus on infrastructure projects can develop the Afghan economy and create stable jobs,” said Sakhi Ahmad Paiman, deputy head of ACIM.
Earlier, the Ministry of Energy and Water presented a five-year plan in the electricity sector to the Prime Minister's Economic Commission, and based on this plan, 200 electricity production projects worth 3.8 billion dollars will be put into operation in the next five years.