ACCI’s First Deputy to the Board of Directors Mr. Muhammad Younus Muhmand, ACCI’s member to the Board of Directors Mr. Ziauddin Achakzai, Administrative and Financial Deputy to the Executive Board Mr. Mirwais Hotak, and Director of the International Relations Department to the Executive Board of the ACCI met with the Big Projects Department CEO of the Two-Way International Trade Co. Ms. Cassie and founder of Chinatown Afghanistan Mr. You Meng Hoy and talked about the establishment of a thermal power station.
Ms. Cassie said, “In order to implement the project of establishing a thermal power station which can produce 300-megawatt electricity, we need to be provided with free land, the guarantee of security and investment by the Afghanistan Islamic Emirates and we kindly ask the chairmanship of the ACCI to assist us in this regard.”
Mr. Muhmand said, “The Afghanistan Islamic Emirates has always assured us of providing us with the required security and facilities for carrying out the activities of the Private Sector and receiving external investment.”
He, furthermore, said that electricity is one of the basic needs of the Private Sector and people.
Mr. Muhmand also asked Ms. Cassie and Mr. You Meng Hoy to share their suggestions with the ACCI in written form so that ACCI can share them with the relevant organizations of the Afghanistan Islamic Emirates and help provide them with legal solutions.
ACCI’s First Deputy to the Board of Directors Mr. Muhammad Younus Muhmand, ACCI’s Administrative and Financial Deputy to the Executive Board Mr. Mirwais Hotak, ACCI’s directors of the International Relations and Export Development Departments meet with the Director of International Business Department Mr. Yu Yong and Mr. Ahmad Rateb Popal member of the Board of Directors to the International Chamber and talk about joint investment.
Mr. Yu Yong said, “Afghan China Rising Sun Trading Company is eager to invest in Afghanistan, enhance trade between Afghanistan and China and establish a joint commercial chamber.”
He, furthermore, asked for the cooperation of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment in this regard.
Mr. Muhmand appreciated the establishment of a joint commercial chamber and investment of the Afghan China Rising Sun Trading Company in Afghanistan and promised to provide legal support to the above-mentioned legal initiatives.
ACCI’s First Deputy to the Board of Directors Mr. Muhammad Younus Muhmand, ACCI’s Financial President to the Board of Directors Mr. Sherin Agha Sakhi, and Ziauddin Achakzay a member to the Board of Directors met with a number of petroleum traders and discusses how to; overcome the existing challenges and provide the country people with better services.
Petroleum traders appreciated the hard work of the Afghanistan Islamic Emirates in regards to providing them with a better security situation for their economic initiatives and added “Change of the regime, stoppage in imports, high cost of currency, and blockage of Shahzada Sarae are the main reasons for high petroleum cost in the country.”
Petroleum traders said that reactivation of the Shahzada Sarae and import of the ample amount of petroleum will result in low cost of petroleum in the country. Furthermore, they shared a number of problems with ACCI and asked ACCI to help provide them with legal solutions.
Besides, welcoming the traders, Mr. Muhmand asked traders of petroleum to provide people of the country with low cost of petroleum and better services and he also asked them to establish an association which could regulate the daily cost of petroleum in cities of the country.
In close coordination with the Minister of Commerce and Industry of the Afghanistan Islamic Emirates Engineer Sayed Akbar Agha and other relevant officials of the Afghanistan Islamic Emirates, Mr. Muhmand promised to take considerable measures in eradicating the existing problems of these traders and provide them with the required facilities.
ACCI’s First Deputy to the Board of Directors Mr. Muhammad Younus Muhmand, Mr. Khan Jan Alokozay and Mr. Ziauddin Achakzay members to the Board of Directors met with Rug Importers Association President Mr. Zabihullah and a number of dealers of electronics and discussed their problems and issues.
Mr. Zabihullah said, “We are willing to pay our tariffs to the customs of the Afghanistan Islamic Emirates according to a well-balanced mechanism and procedure.”
He also asked ACCI to provide them with the required coordination and cooperation in this regard.
He, furthermore, appreciated the secure environment for economic initiatives established by the Afghanistan Islamic Emirates.
Mr. Muhmand asked the importers of rug and dealers of electronics to send all their problems and suggestion to ACCI in written form so that ACCI can share them with the relevant governmental organizations and help provide them with legal solutions.
Afterward, Mr. Muhmand shared problems of the traders with the Minister of Commerce and Industry H.E. Engineer Sayed Akbar Agha through a telephone call and H.E. Minister promised to provide legal solutions for the problems of the importers of rug and electronics as soon as possible.
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Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI)’s First Deputy to the Board of Directors Mr. Muhammad Younus Muhmand and Administrative and Financial Deputy to the Executive Board Mr. Mirwais Hotak traveled to Kandahar Province and started the second phase of distributing life-saving assistance to the victims of the Arghandab district.
It is worth mentioning that these life-saving packages are the generous donations of the following honored businessmen:
• Mr. Habib Gulzar
• Mr. Homayoon Khwaja Zada
• Mr. Mirwais Katawazay
• Haji Abdullah
• Haji Zahir
• Mr. Muhammad Yousuf Muhmand
• And members of the Private Sector
Mr. Rasooli district governor of the Arghandab appreciated these generous donations of the traders of the country and addressed these donations as crucial and essential for the victims.
These food packages contain flour, rice, and ghee and have been distributed to 670 households and the distribution process still continues.
Herat Chamber of Commerce and Investment (HCCI)’s members of the Board of Directors, Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Chamber of Agricultural and Livestock products, a number of traders and members of the private sector participated the inauguration ceremony of a workshop organized under the subject of foundations of trade agreements.
ACCI’s member of the board of directors Mr. Jan Aqa Sadeqi, said that such programs have a positive impact on business and can prevent financial losses.
Mr. Mohammad Rafi Rahmani, Executive Director of the Herat Chamber of Commerce and Investment, spoke about the importance of the program and added that in the current situation signing a trade agreement is an urgent need for business and traders. Investors need to know the basics of the commercial contract.
A lecturer of the Herat University Mr. Hafeezullah Sidiqi said, “Implementing legal rules along with commercial and economic rules can prevent loss when a businessman agrees to have a commercial contract with someone.”
Another lecturer of the Herat University Mr. Abdul Saboor Mateen said, “A commercial contract based on legal consultations can result in the increase of commercial activities and stability.”
Khan Jan Alokozay, Ziauddin Achakzai, Jan Aqa Sadiqi, and Asmatullah Wardak members of the ACCI’s Board of Directors, Herat Chamber of Commerce and Investment (HCCI)s' President Mr. Younus Qazi Zada, Chamber of Mines and Industry Chairmanship, a number of traders and investors met with one of the Jihadi leaders Ameer Muhammad Ismael Khan and expressed their concerns about fires in Islam Qala Port.
They said that traders and investors invest millions of dollars in the country and creates numerous job opportunities for the people, however, the government does not take this into account.
Khan Jan Alokozay ACCI’s member of the board of directors said, “The main reason of the fires in Islam Qala Port is the uncustomary evaluations of the goods by the National Standard Authority (NSA) and existing corruption in the customs of the country is another big barrier in front of legal trade.”
Ameer Muhammad Ismael Khan said, “If a tragedy like Islam Qala Port occurs in one of the developed countries, the president of the country himself would travel to the affected site and condole with the people, but this thing never happens in Afghanistan.”
He, furthermore, asked the government to buy firefighting equipment for the customs of the country.