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Transport ministry’s revenue goes 48pc up

Transport ministry’s revenue goes 48pc up

Jul 03, 2018 - 21:00

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Mohammad Hamid Tehmasi on Tuesday said his ministry’s revenue increased by 48 percent during the first two quarters of the current year, compared to the same period last year.

The minister told a press conference in Kabul 64 ministry staff members had been introduced to the attorneys on corruption charges.

The ministry took some important steps for fighting corruption and bringing reforms to the ministry’s organizational and administration affairs, providing facilities in transport area and creating tax collection systems, he said.

The minister termed implementation of the new civil aviation law and overhaul of the ministry’s structure as huge achievements in the first four months of the solar yearinfo-icon.

The returns from ports and transportation reached above 1.9 billion afghanis during the first four months of the ongoing year -- 48 percent up compared to the revenue collected during the same period last year, said Tehmasi, who praised revenue commitment and patriotism of his ministry’s employees.

The minister also hinted at printing special tax papers, so no one could copy. Referring to counter corruption efforts at the ministry, Tehmasi said 64 employees including directors and deputy directors, had been introduced to the Attorney General Office (AGO) over their alleged involvement in corruption.

The ministry, he said, had reached an agreement with the Indian Embassy on rehabilitation of 350 public buses. Some work has been completed and all buses would be made functional after their spare parts arrived, he said.


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