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Practical work of TAPI project will begin in the next six months

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(Last Updated On: June 9, 2022)

Noor Ahmad Islamjar, the governor of Herat, met with Turkmen Ambassador to Afghanistan Hoja Ovezov and Mohammad Murad Amanov, chief executive of the project in the province.

During the meeting, the CEO of the TAPI project said that the practical work of the gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan will start in the next six months.

In this meeting, Hoja Ovezov, Turkmen Ambassador to Kabul and Mohammad Murad Amanov, the executive director of the TAPI project was present.

“We are waiting for the acquisition of the lands by Afghan government,” Mr Amanov announced the start of work on a gas transfer project from Turkmenistan to India in the next six months.

The Turkmen ambassador to Afghanistan also said that the acquisition of land should be in line with international standards.

Herat Governor Noor Ahmad Islamjar also said that the people of Herat look at the TAPI project as a window of hope and we consider this project to be historic.

“The officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), in Kandahar have a special interest in this project and will appoint a special representative in this area as soon as possible,” said Islamjar.

Islamjar promised that the Herat local government would make the land acquisition map available to the TAPI project as soon as possible.

The idea for the project was discovered in 1997 during the previous term of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, but its practical work in Afghanistan has not yet begun due to security problems and land acquisition.

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Afghanistan urges China to speed up efforts for opening of Silk Route

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(Last Updated On: November 28, 2022)

Industry and commerce minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) on Monday called on Beijing to speed up its efforts for reopening of the Silk Road trade route.

Minister Nooruddin Azizi said that the Wakhan Corridor or the Silk Road can increase the level of trade between the two countries and become a reliable route for the transit of goods.

“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) has announced its preparations for the opening of this corridor and asks the respsected authorities of the People’s Republic of China to speed up the process of opening this route,” Azizi said.

The Belt and Road Initiative is a global infrastructure development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 to invest in nearly 150 countries and international organizations. It seeks to rekindle ancient Silk Road trade routes linking China with Europe and Africa

In September, Afghan Minister of Industry and Commerce said that Afghanistan should be included in the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) infrastructure project, which is a central part of the Belt and Road Initiative.

“In talks we had with China, it was mentioned that we should partner with China in the Belt and Road Initiative and China-Pakistan-Economic Corridor and other programs that China has at the international level,” Nooruddin Azizi said in an interview with China’s CGTN.

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Afghanistan exports biscuits to Kazakhstan

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The first shipment of Afghanistan-made biscuits, a product of a private factory in Balkh province, was exported to Kazakhstan on Monday through the port of Haritan on the Uzbekistan border.

Head of the Allah Shakur biscuit company, Allah Shakur Qanaat Bakhsh, said: “The first export shipment consists of four types of biscuits.”

He said the company is also hoping to export its products to other countries.

The company, which is located in the Mazar-e-Sharif industrial park, has the ability to produce a few tons of biscuits every day.

According to factory officials six hundred workers are currently employed at the factory and work in two shifts.

This comes after the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) said on Sunday that an Air Corridor Agreement between India and Afghanistan has been signed and that Afghanistan’s goods will soon be exported to India by air.

Abdul Salam Jawad, a spokesperson for the MoIC, said that the export of Afghanistan’s commercial commodities to India continues through Wagah port and that in the past year, the country has exported more than 14 billion afghanis via the port.

According to him, cargo flights between Afghanistan and India will start in the near future, and fresh and dry fruits, handicrafts and other commercial items will be exported to India by air.

Economic experts meanwhile say the export of goods by air will have a huge impact on the Afghan economy.

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Air corridor agreement signed between Afghanistan and India: MoIC

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(Last Updated On: November 27, 2022)

In line with the Islamic Emirate’s efforts to expand trade and economic relations with countries in the region, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) says the Air Corridor Agreement between India and Afghanistan has been signed and that Afghanistan’s goods will soon be exported to India by air.

Abdul Salam Jawad, a spokesperson for the MoIC, said that the export of Afghanistan’s commercial commodities to India continues through Wagah port and that in the past year, the country has exported more than 14 billion afghanis via the port.

“Our trade with India continues normally through Wagah port; in the past year, we exported more than fourteen billion afghanis, the total weight of which amounted to 30,000 tons,” said Jawad.

According to him, cargo flights between Afghanistan and India will start in the near future, and fresh and dry fruits, handicrafts and other commercial items will be exported to India by air.

Economic experts meanwhile say the export of goods by air will have a huge impact on the Afghan economy.

“I think that it has a great impact on Afghanistan’s economy, prosperity, income and political beliefs,” said Sayed Massoud, an economic analyst.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI), in cooperation with MoIC, started Saturday the process of exporting dried fruit and saffron worth $2 million from Afghanistan to Europe, Australia and Canada.

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