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    Mining revenue dips by 40pc this solar year

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s mining sector revenue stood at $50 million during the current solar year, showing a 40 percent decline, a Ministry of Mines and Petroleum official said on Wednesday.

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    Kandahar fruit exports up by 30pc

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Trader representatives on Wednesday said fresh and dried fruits worth $59 million were exported from southern Kandahar province this solar year, indicating a 30 percent surge.

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    Takhar salt being sold to many provinces

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Salt extracted from the Taqcha Khana mine in northern Takhar province is being sold to other provinces of the country, an official said on Wednesday.

    Business & Economics,Social

    Unemployment rises after foreigners’ pullout

    TIRINKOT (PAN): Residents, particularly educated youth, complain unemployment has risen after the withdrawal of foreign troops from central Uruzgan province.

    Business & Economics

    8 large cold storage facilities being established

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Eight large cold storage facilities for fresh fruits are being constructed in six provinces and would be ready for use over the next 23 months, an official said on Sunday.

    Business & Economics,Agriculture

    Takhar honey production declines

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Despite a drastic production fall, the market value of honey remains unaffected in northern Takhar province, officials said on Sunday.

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    Coalmine revenue goes up by 20pc

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): The revenue of northern Baghlan and Samangan provinces from coalmines stood at 1.8 billion afghanis in 2013, indicating a 20 percent hike, an official said on Saturday.

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    Paktia roads to be kept open: official

    GARDEZ (PAN): The public works director on Thursday said his department was ready to keep accumulated snow off all major highways and roads in southeastern Paktia province.

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    Marble factories hard hit by imports

    JALALABAD (PAN): Owners of marble factories in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday complained their business was being adversely affected by inferior imports.

    Business & Economics

    Talks on Hajigak project with Indian firm ongoing

    KABUL (PAN): A Ministry of Mines and Petroleum official on Wednesday said talks with Indian officials on the Hajigak iron ore mine project were underway and many issues had been resolved during the parleys.