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Over $200m saved in civil aviation contract

Over $200m saved in civil aviation contract

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Jun 27, 2015 - 18:33

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A huge amount of over $200 million has been saved in civil aviation and transport contract, a statement from the President Palace said on Saturday.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani headed a meeting of National Procurement Commission (NPC), which was attended Mohammad Sarwar, second vice president, Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), interior minister, transport, finance, agricultureinfo-icon and educationinfo-icon ministers.

During the course of meeting, the contracts of the civil aviation and transport ministry were evaluated in detail.

The NPC decided to publish three million books worth 62 million afs, which would benefit 2.1 million students.  However, an irregularity around $200 million had been found in a contract of civil aviation and transport in Khost provincial airport.

Khost governor was asked to evaluate and properly investigate the contract.

Dr. Qadar Wadan reassured that printing of passports would be completed by the end of 2016 but around one million urgent passports would be printed according to the mentioned period in the previous contract. 

During the meeting, the bidding process of Ministry of Finance construction related contracts was finalized and it was decided that UNOPS would not take part in the primary bidding.

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