ACCI’s Monitoring and Evaluation Board MNB’s president Mr. Abdul Hamid Hameedi, MNB’s secretary Mr. Abdul Mateen Qalandari, Mr. Khalid Ahmadi and Muhammad Nasir Samim members of MNB held a meeting in their main office located in Shahr -e- Naw, Kabul.
They talked about the most fundamental issues related to the ACCI and took important decisions about them.
Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI)'s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Sayed Zaman Hashimi had a meeting with the Minister of Transport Mr. Qudratullah Zaki and had a discussion about the existing problems of transport, transit, and establishing special parking lots for TIR vehicles in customs of the country.
Mr. Hashimi posted the following suggestions about special parking lots for TIR vehicles which are going to be constructed by the financial aid of ECO.
• Two TIR special parking lots should be built one in Islam Qala and another in Sher Khan port.
• ACCI and Ministry of Transport should conduct a joint investigation about the work quality of the Japanese Company SaSaki.
• These TIR special parking lots should be built on international standards and should contain the following sections: fumigation center, training center, scanner, scale, cold rooms, and technical workshops.
He, furthermore, suggested that in order to improve the quality of TIR system in Afghanistan a joint meeting with the participation of the Ministries of Industry and Commerce, Transport, External Affairs, Finance, ACCI and IRU should be held.
Mr. Qudratullah Zaki accepted the proposal prepared by ACCI and asked ACCI to fully cooperate and coordinate with the Ministry of Transport in regards to the transport problems in the country.
Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI)'s Commercial Deputy Mr. Khairuddin Mael Ahmadi, and a number of traders met with the Acting Minister of Finance Mr. Muhammad Khalid Painda, and had a discussion about the density of merchandise in Hairatan Port.
Governor of Balkh province, his Deputy, traders and Hairatn Port’s responsible officials also attended this meeting.
Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI)'s Commercial Deputy Mr. Khairuddin Mael Ahmadi said that the late arrival of the merchandise through Iron way to the Hairatan port is a big commercial problem and asked the Ministry of Finance to provide legal solutions for this problem as soon as possible.
Mr. Muhammad Khalid Painda promised to provide the required facilities for the traders of the country and solve their existing problems.
At the end of the meeting, Mr. Khairuddin Mael Ahmadi on behalf of the Private Sector and ACCI thanked and appreciated the Acting Minister for his visit to Balkh in regard to the existing problems in Hairatan Port.
In a special ceremony attended by the ACCI’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Sayed Zaman Hashimi, ACCI’s Monitoring and Evaluation Department’s head Mr. Abdul Mateen Qalandari, Ghazni Provincial Chamber’s head, ACCI’s Policy, and Technical Deputy Mr. Shafiqullah Atayee, and ACCI’s managers and officers, Mr. Khan Jan Alokozay and Ahmad Shakib Ahmadyar members of the board of directors introduced Mr. Mirwais Hotak as the Administrative and Financial Deputy for the Executive Board of ACCI.
Mr. Hashimi showed much optimism that Mr. Hotak in coordination with the ACCI’s Executive Board will try his best in developing ACCI’s activities and bring much more improvements.
Mr. Khan Jan Alokozay congratulated Mr. Hotak for being employed as the Administrative and Financial Deputy for the Executive Board of the ACCI and asked him to strive to improve the financial issues of the ACCI.
Mr. Qalandari said that this position is very crucial and asked Mr. Hotak to build the capacity of the central and provincial chambers of the ACCI.
Mr. Hotak expressed his commitment, dedication, and comprehensive readiness for carrying out the relevant financial tasks and asked for the cooperation of the Executive Board.
Besides, being a well-experienced person, Mr. Hotak has twelve years of working experience in the field. He passed the written test with flying colors and started his job after being confirmed by the Executive Committee of the ACCI.
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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.
Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI)’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Sayed Zaman Hashimi and Herat Chamber of Commerce and Investment (HCCI)’s President Mr. Younus Qazi Zada met the Executive Department of Herat’s Chamber and had a discussion about their daily activities and the way of carrying out their tasks.
Herat Chamber of Commerce and Investment (HCCI)’s President Mr. Younus Qazi Zada welcomed ACCI’s Chief Executive Officer and appreciated his hard work.
He added that HCCI’s employees always strive to carry out their tasks to the entire satisfaction of the ACCI and would never neglect their official activities.
Later on, all employees of the HCCI explained their duties and responsibilities and stated the existing problems and challenges.
At the end of the meeting, the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI)’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Sayed Zaman Hashimi said that he is willing to accept any idea or platform which could enhance administrative tasks and appreciated HCCI’s activities.
ACCI’s Chairman Mr. Tawakal Ahmadyar, governor of Herat Province Mr. Sayed Abdul Waheed Qatali, ACCI’s Investment Deputy of the board of the directors Mr. Khairuddin Mael Ahmadi, head of the secretariat of the board of directors Khan Muhammad Sarfaraz Baz, head of the international relations of the board of directors Sayed Jawid Burhan, head of the finance of the board of directors Mr. Sherin Agha Sakhi, Khan Jan Alokzay, Azarakhash Hafizi members of the board of directors, Herat Provincial Chamber’s head Mr. Younus Qazi Zada, and ACCI’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Sayed Zaman Hashimi inaugurated a solar energy company by the name of (Atemad) in Herat Province.
Mr. Ahmadyar said, “Internal investment leads to the economic development of the country and creates more job opportunities.” He, furthermore, said that the government’s support of the investors can persuade more and more internal and external investors to invest in the country.
H.E Ghoryani asked the solar energy companies to use Afghan-Made solar in their products.
Mr. Qatali said that establishing solar energy companies is one of the fundamental necessities of the country and asked the people to use internal products.
Head of the Atemad solar energy company and member of the board of directors of the Herat Provincial Chamber Mr. Muhammad Younus Faqeeri said that this company produces 300-to-500-megabyte electricity a year and hundreds of people are busy working in this company.