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NPC approves five contracts worth more than 5.5 billion Afs


KABUL: The 94th weekly session of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) was conducted at the presidential palace on Sunday evening, April 23rd, 2017, presided by His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. In this meeting five contracts with the total value of more than 5.5 billion Afs were approved, which included the following:
The Chief Executive of GIRoA and Attorney General Office fuel contracts,
The feasibility study and master plan project for developing the central and trading areas at Kabul s’ District 1, relating to the Capital Region Independent Directorate of Authority (CRIDA),
The reconstruction Project of Canals in Archi and Shahrwan districts of Kunduz and Takhar provinces,
The food stuff contract for General Directorates of Orphanage and Kindergartens of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled.
Moreover, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) rejected the construction project of Asaan Khedmat building relating to MoF and decided that the project should be re-announced.
In the session; related project to CRIDA was discussed and approved by the commission for significance of the project.
On the other hand, after a comprehensive discussion on a project of the Ministry of Energy and Water; the NPC decided that the previous contractor who was committed violation, should be introduced to National Procurement Authority (NPA) for debarment soon.
As per the agenda of the meeting; the NPC also discussed on the Kamal Khan Dam’s 3rd Phase Contract and asserted that the project is vital for the country in the current circumstance. Similarly the NPC decided that a Special joint Committee headed by H.E. the Second Vice President and accompanied by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the National Procurement Authority (NPA), should assess the issue and communicate their specific solutions and findings to the NPC.
In this meeting, beside the members of National Procurement Commission (NPC), the officials of the National Procurement Authority (NPA), the Transparency Observers from SIGAR, the Financial and Budgetary Commissions, as well as the National Economy, Finance and Budget Commission 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.