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Aviation ministry income reaches $31 million

Aviation ministry income reaches $31 million

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Apr 03, 2011 - 21:10

KABULinfo-icon(PANinfo-icon): The revenue of the Ministry of Aviation and Transport increased to $31 million (1.4 billion afghanis) last year, an official said on Sunday.

The ministry previous year's revenue stood at about $30 million, the ministry spokesman, Nangiali Qalatwal, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Each plane using the Afghan airspace was to pay about $400 in tax, which will be increased this year, he said, but did not elaborate.

The official also said no repair work on radars had so been done during the last nine years, and that the radars were in a very poor condition. "If the radars work properly, the ministry can further increase its revenue," he said.

Qalatwal said work on the Kabul International Airport was underway to enable it to meet international standards.

Additionally, he said, land revenue of the ministry had also increased, compared to the previous year's income.

The revenue of land was last year about $35 million, showing 20 percent increase compared to the previous year's income, he said, without giving figures for previous year's revenue.

"When our airports are able to meet international standards, the revenue will ultimately increase," he said.

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