President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will inaugurate the Lapis Lazuli corridor and some other economic projects during his trip to western Herat province today.
Deputy presidential spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazwi told reporters on Wednesday the country would witness the execution of one of the major economic plans of the government in trade and transit sector, emphasizing that the historic position of the country would be rehabilitated with the inauguration of the project.
Murtazwi further added that Afghanistan was once dependent to a single route in the past but today new routes are being opened due to the efforts and achievements of the government in its foreign policy.
He said the inauguration of Lapis Lazuli route would tie the interests of the regional countries through economy and trade as he hoped that the regional countries would also consider economy in their approach.
In the meantime, deputy administrative and finance minister in the ministry of commerce and trade, Ajmal Hamid Abdul Rahimzai said Lapiz Lazuli is the shortest and the most Safe route for trade and transit between Afghanistan and the regional countries.
Abdul Rahimzai further added that the first consignment to be transported through Lapis Lazuli include 83 tons of cotton, 24 tons of raisins, 2.6 tons of sesame seeds, and 26 tons of dry fruit.