The Afghan government has approved 20 new contracts worth 2.3 billion Afghanis during a meeting of the national procurement commission.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said the meeting was chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in the presidential palace.

The contracts approved during the meeting include road construction from Zarghoon cty to Wazikhwa in Paktia, reconstruction of the road between Kabul and Charikar, 12 kilometers road construction from Dorahi in Parwan to Beghamak area.

The commission also approved reconstruction of the third phase of road from Warsaj in Warsaj district of Takhar to Khost Farang district, road construction projects from Pashtoon Kot of Faryab to Maimana, Ata Khan Khwaja to Dawlatabad, increase in project costs for citizens charter programs in Khost, Nangarhar, Paktia, Ghazni, Paktika, Baghlan, Samangan, Kunduz, Helmand, and Kandahar provinces, and procurement of 86 electrical items for Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat for Khak Jabar district in Kabul.

The other contracts approved durign the meetign include procurement of 86 items for Kandahar Breshna Sherkat generators, water supply and canalization project for the residential township in Hairatan in Balkh, solar system and information technology work for Paktia university, and procurement of 24 color items for the ministry of defense’s telecommunication department.

The national procurement commission also awarded a contract with the UNESCO unit for the preservation and documentary making of Mes Aynak area.

Contract for the procurement of 60 stationary items for the ministry of interior and procurement of fuel for the same ministry, and modification of the contract for the construction of compounds for the railway network project in Aqina port belonging to the ministry of public works, were among the other projects approved during the meeting.

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