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Centers to curb foreign goods smuggling being created: Ghani

23 May 2019 - 12:21
23 May 2019 - 12:21

KABUL would be created in different parts of the country.

A statement from the Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News said President Ghani shared iftar meal with a number of industrialists and heard their problems and suggestions on Wednesday evening.

Sherbaz Kaminzada, head of Industrialists Association, talking on behalf of others at the meeting, thanked the president for encouraging industrialists and said, “Privileges the government has given us are encouraging industrialists, the government is currently a major customer of the private sector.”

He said the industry grew this year by seven percent and the country’s exports reached billion US dollars. Currently 3,200 factories are active in the country, he said.

Manija Wafiq, head of Chamber of Women’s Commerce, also spoke on the occasion and provided her suggestions regarding women’s domestic products, encouraging their businesses, leasing and renting government properties to women under a special procedure, public awareness, supporting domestic products and some other suggestions.

President Ashraf Ghani thanked the investors for their investments in different industries and said, “I want you to make the government your partner and our work should be purposeful.”

He said five controlling centers for prevention of foreign products’ smuggling to Afghanistan would be created and sought traders’ and investors’ help in this regard.

The president said leasing and renting of government land was included in new procedure and all government properties were now managed by the Ministry of Land and Urban Development.

He asked land and urban development minister to prepare the government’s land and property for generating wealth and asked industrialists to share their complaints in written forms.

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