NPC approves 3 contracts worth 9 billion Afghanis

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 02:44 Written by  Heart of Asia Published in Economy Read 190 times

The Afghan government has approved three new large contracts having a total value of around nine billion Afghanis.

 

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the contracts were approved during a meeting of the national procurement commission chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

The statement further added that the first contract approved during the meeting is the construction of Qaisar-Laman ring road which has a total contract value of six billion Afghanis, consisting the second phase construction having a length of 82 kilometers.

The statement further added the ring is located in Badghis province which plays a key transit role in the country with the funding of the project coming from Asian Development Bank and the ministry of public works implementing the project works.

According to the ARG Palace quoting the national procurement commission members, the resumption of the construction of the ring road is an important step which is being taken by the government after resolving the existing technical issues that had prohibited the implementation of the project.

The ministry of public works was instructed to strictly supervise the works of the project and take necessary steps for the design and planning of the other phases.

The first phase of the project will be implemented by an Indian firm while a Chinese firm has been subcontracted for the second phase of the project, ARG Palace said, adding that the works are expected to complete in a period of around two and half years.

Other contracts approved during the meeting includes approval of the administration of the consultative contract for the Afghan air space management and the Afghanistan independent civil aviation authority was instructed to step up efforts so that the task can be taken over by the Afghans in the future.

The national procurement commission also approved contracts Afghan Telecom Bandwidth services and the modification and increase of fuel prices for the Afghan Air Force.