State-run printing press to have state-of-the-art facilities
KABUL (Pajhwok): In the coming two years, the state-run printing press would be provided with latest equipments and a new building at a cost of €33.4 million, an official said on Thursday.
Aziz Shams, head of the state-run printing press, told Pajhwok Afghan News in addition to the total development funds, the government would provide €9 million and the remaining €25.4 million would be provided by the German government.
The process would take place in two phases, in the first stage necessary equipments would be transferred to the printing press while in the second stage the new building would be constructed within two years.
With the provision of latest equipment, the printing press would turn into the most advanced one in the region and Afghanistan would print all documents such as paper money, passports, visa stickers and other inside the country.
Shams said that the plan to develop the state-run printing press was put in place earlier, following special interest by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to expedite the process.
He said the development plan of the printing press was presented in the cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said the cabinet had tasked the Ministry of Finance to resolve the land issue for the construction of the printing press building with the Kabul Municipality.
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