Export via Torkham up by 19.8 per cent

Monitoring Desk

JALALABAD: Exports to foreign countries through Torkham port has been increased by 19.8% and goods worth 126 billion Afghanis have so far exported during the current solar year, an official said on Monday.

Ghulamullah Afghanyar, The Economy Department Director in eastern Nangarhar province, said this to reporters in Jalalabad while providing information about the local administration’s performance during the last one year

He said that 259 projects worth of 3.5 billion Afghanis were approved for Nangarhar for 1397 solar year but 167 projects were currently under work while 11 others were under process with the National Procurement Commission and 13 projects were at standstill.

Afghanyar said that projects were not implemented in the past and Hesarak, Sherzad, Pachiragam, Chaparhar and Lalpoor districts had not paid attention, a problem he added was mostly controlled in 1397.

He added that 103 projects were approved for Nangarhar for 1398 fiscal year as 31 of the projects were new and the rest were incomplete from last year.

On the other hand, Afghanyar said Afghanistan exports to Pakistan and other countries through Torkham port increased by 19.8 percent in 1397 solar year.

“In 1396 solar year, we had exported goods worth of 91.11 billion Afghanis through Torkham compared to 126 billion Afghanis in the outgoing 1397 solar year,” he said.

He said dried and fresh fruits; vegetable, leather and some other products were part of the exportations. (Pajhwok)