KUNDUZ: Finance Minister opens new custom building in Kunduz

21 May 2013

KUNDUZ: Finance Minister opens new custom building in Kunduz

KUNDUZ - The Minister of Finance, Hazarat Omar Zakhilwal, inaugurated a new building for the provincial customs department and two hotels for traders at Sher Khan Border area of Kunduz.

The facilities have been constructed in two-storey building with 12 rooms and at the cost of five million Euros, funded by the European Union.

Mr. Zakhilwal said that before the construction of the premises the custom staff members were working in a building with fewer facilities but now they will work in new building with better facilities.

According to the Minister, the two hotels that were also inaugurated and can accommodate Afghan and Tajik traders and help improve revenues.

Hamdullah Danushi, the Deputy Provincial Governor highlighted the importance of the project and requested the Minister to start practical work on Sher Khan Border planned township.

The designed Sher Khan Border Township contained approximately 300 hectares land with 2000 plots and commercial plots which will provide a lot of facilities to the traders.

In the meanwhile, the Finance Minister, Hazarat Omar Zakhilwal said he would discuss with Tajikistan leaders a railroad project and power transmission lines bringing electricity from the Central Asian countries to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Addressing a ceremony, Mr. Zakhilwal said he would be visiting Tajikistan in the near future to discuss with Tajik leaders some mega projects.

He said an agreement has already been reached with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in India on the railroad project that would connect Tajikistan and Turkmenistan through Kunduz and Balkh provinces.

Source: Pajhwok Afghan News and Kunduz RTA