The Afghan government has approved contracts for ten new projects during the last meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC), the Office of the President, ARG Palace said.

According to a statement released by ARG Palace, the last meeting of the National Procurement Commission was organized in ARG Palace on Sunday and was chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

The statement further added that the contracts approved during the meeting include contracts for transportation of 40 tons of wheat from Torkham to the storage facilities in 11 provinces and the Central Silo of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation; the construction of 12.509 kilometer of road from Hejrat Village to Jalalabad belonging to the Ministry of Public Works, and construction of the second phase of Shoarabak Spin Boldak road.

Other contracts approved during the meeting include the construction of Badula road with a length of 2.760 kilometers and width of 30 meters by Kabul Municipality, procurement of sheap and cattle meat items for the provincial security commandments and compounds belonging to the 202 Shamshad Zone, and procurement of food items for the central and provincial motels belonging to the ministry of higher education.

According to ARG Palace, the meeting also approved contracts for reconstruction and insulation works of the storage facility of ministry of rural rehabilitation and development in Khash district of Badakhshan, repair work of 930.23+9 kilometers of Northern Salang highway starting from Chokak village in Baghlan until Puli Farashtagan area, extension of the contract for the survey works of Wah Khan Corridor fiber optics project (Brughel to China Border) to be implemented by the Ministry of Information and Culture on government to government basis, and construction of four new schools with the support of the prefabricated housing industry of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing.

Representatives from the parliamentary commissions for budgetary and financial affairs, national economic commissions, Integrity watch Afghanistan, SIGAR, and Resolute Support also participated in the meeting, ARG Palace said in its statement.