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    Central Asians meet to boost trade ties

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Dozens of businessmen from neighbouring Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan on Tuesday joined their Afghan colleagues in the capital of northern Balkh province at a day-long conference on improving trade relations.



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    Pakistan, Afghanistan to double trade volume

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At the conclusion of the 9th Joint Economic Commission (JEC) session, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday decide to double their bilateral trade volume from $2.5 billion to $5 billion and initiate economic projects of mutual interest.



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    Afghan fruits feature at Dubai food festival

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Organic pomegranates, apples, saffron, melons, dried fruit, and nuts produced by more than 20 Afghan companies were on display in Dubai as the Middle East’s biggest annual food exhibition opened its doors, USAID said on Monday.



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    Greater trade on agenda as JEC meeting begins

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal and his Pakistani counterpart Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Sunday discussed a range of options to expand the volume of bilateral trade.



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    Dar due in Kabul to attend JEC meeting

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s minister for finance, revenue, economic affairs, statistics and privatisation is arriving on a three-day visit to Afghanistan on Saturday to attend the 9th Pak- Afghan Joint Economic Commission (JEC).



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    New turbines being added to Greshk dam

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Three new turbines are set to be added to the Greshk dam in southern Helmand province to increase its power-generating capacity to 4.8 megawatts, an official said on Thursday.



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    Kabul to host SPECA meeting

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan is striving for the success of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) and expanding regional cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Wednesday.



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    CASA-1000: power purchase deal discussed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul, Islamabad, Dushanbe and Bishkek have agreed in principle on a power purchase accord on electricity supply from Central Asia to South Asia, a report said on Wednesday.



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    Safi Airways completes IOSA renewal audit

    KABUL (Pajhwok) Safi Airways on Tuesday announced renewing its IATA Operational Safety Audit registration, hailing it as an achievement for the privately-owned airline.



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    Takhar mining revenue slumps by 300m afs

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The mining revenue of northern Takhar province fell by almost 300 million afghanis in 2013 due to non-cooperation from certain government organs, an official said on Friday.