Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Procurement Body Oks 3 Contracts worth 1.5b Afghanis

Procurement Body Oks 3  Contracts worth 1.5b Afghanis

KABUL - The National Procurement Commission has approved three contracts worth one a half billion afghanis, the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday.
The contracted were given the go-ahead at a meeting of the commission chaired by President Ashraf Ghani on Monday night, a statement from the palace said.
It said contracts were okayed for the construction of a 10.8 kilometre road in Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz province, a 50-bed hospital in the Siah Gird district of Parwan province and food supplies for security personnel.
The meeting also endorsed a proposal from the Ministry of Defence for cancellation of medical supplies. The commission rejected contracts for gravelling of roads in Kandahar, asking the Defense Ministry’s engineering corps to implement the projects.
President Ghani said procurement body’s processes and strategies be studied one by one. He directed all state institutions to focus on such recommendations and principles for improved work procedures.
The meeting was attended by Vice President Sarwar Danish and representatives from finance, economy and justice ministries, SIGAR, parliamentary panels on budget commission and anti-corruption. (Pajhwok)