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NPC approves 10 contracts worth Four billion Afs


KABUL: The 88th weekly meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) was held at the presidential palace on Tuesday evening, Feb 28, 2017, presided by His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

In this meeting 10 contracts with the total value of 4 billion Afs were approved, which included the:

- Asphalting of 32km roads inside  Maimana city of Faryab province
- Reconstruction and rehabilitation of road from Deh-Salah to Shashan districts of Baghlan 
- Procurement of factory and machinery equipment for Mazar e Sharif’s Kod e Barq Fertilizer Corporation 
- Security services project for Hamid Karzai, Herat, Balkh and Kandahar international airports were approved conditional to the concurrence of National Security Council of GoIRA.
- Procurement of furniture equipment for State Ministry for Disaster Management 
- Procurement of foodstuff for Ministry of Defense (MoD)
- Procurement of foodstuff for Administrative Office of the President (AoP)
- Four month time extension for Doshi to Pol e Khomri road project
- And contract amendment of the power line transmission from Naghlu Dam to Tapa e Ahmad Baik in Tagaab district of Kapisa
On the other hand, National Procurement Commission returned the ring road project of Mehtarlaam Baba in Laghman province, for further assessments. NPC also decided that the Telecom Development Fund (TDF) of Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) shall be transferred to Bank e Milli Afghan. In addition, regarding of advance payment and performance bank guarantees  of Pashdan, Almar and Machlaghu Dams’ contracts, NPC ordered that the Central Bank shall have the  provider banks to transfer the determined amount of money to the specially designated account in Ministry of Finance.

In this meeting, His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the National Unity Government, His Excellency, Mohammad Sarwar Danish; the Second Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,  the Ministers of Finance, Economy and Justice, the officials of the National Procurement Authority (NPA), the Transparency Observers from SIGAR, the  members of the Financial and Budgetary Commissions of the Upper & Lower Houses of the Parliament, the Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Caucus (PACC) and   the Combined Security Transition Command for Afghanistan (CSTC-A) of the Resolute Support had also participated.