Govt saves 5 billion afs in contracts
KABUL (Pajhwok): The national procurement committee on Sunday said it had evaluated 124 major contracts worth 24 billion afghanis in eight meetings.
The latest contracts belonging to the ministries of agriculture, public works, public health, interior and defence were evaluated last night when the committee met under the chairmanship of President Ashraf Ghani.
Chief Executive Officer Abullah Abdullah and Second Vice-president Sarwar Danbish were present at the meeting that took place at the Presidential Palace, a statement from the palace said.
At the meeting, some of these contracts were approved and others referred for a revision. Yama Yawari, the committee head, said they had evaluated 124 contracts worth 24 billion afghanis during the last eight meetings.
He said 82 contracts worth 13 billion afghanis had been processed, 22 contracts being revised for technicalities and 20 more contracts had been rejected.
Yawari said so far more than five billion afghanis had been saved in these contracts, calling it a huge sum going to the national coffers and a big achievement for the government.
About construction of five slaughterhouses by the Ministry of Agriculture, the president said attention should be paid to natural environment in the projects, which he said should be implemented in consultation with local populous.
On the Arghandi-Kabul road, Ghani asked the Ministry of Public Works to submit monthly progress reports about the scheme to the Presidency. The president said local people should monitor work on the road.
The president also directed the Ministry of Finance to investigate some services offered by the Ministry of Public Health in provinces in order to reveal how many specialist doctors and particularly healthcare services for women were available.
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