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Afghanistan; a slow pace but sustainable move towards economic growth

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 The World Bank WB had announced that in current year Afghanistan enjoys nearly 4pc economic growth rate. In that time it was said that although this growth rate was slight than 2011 and 2012 but due to fall of economic growth after 2014 and economic challenges, disappointment stem from vast propaganda on possibility of deterioration of situation in the wake of withdrawal of NATO troops as well as stopping or leaving un-complete some infrastructural projects and fleeing of investors from the country and possible out breaking of increasing unemployment, this growth rate of 4pc could be considered encouraging.
The reason behind this growth rate was failing of anticipations in possible deterioration of security situation and collapse of system following the withdrawal of ISAF troops, initiatives of the NUG on the continuation of the global support particularly support of ANSF in Warsaw meeting in which it was decided that until 2020 nearly US $5b would  invested in this sector, support of movement process towards Afghanistan development and progress and investment of over US $15b in this field in Brussels meeting, useful talks of the NUG with regional and global countries and signing of transport, transit, trade…. agreements.
It is believed that the NUG has managed to move slow but sustainably for construction of infrastructures, found strong bases and undertake many projects as it has succeeded to manage properly the war on terror and prevent collapse and over throwing of the system as well as prevent implementation of enemies intentions and goals for separation of the country into two geography and gaining of territory.
No doubt these projects have created thousands employment opportunities and in case of conclusion and completion and exploitation would produce huge economic benefits to Afghanistan and would play effective role in improving of Afghanistan regional relations and increasing of Afghanistan universal reputation among the world people. These projects include TAPI, Solar Energy generation project, power transmission project, transport-transit  projects.
The Afghan government managed to lead successfully quadrilateral negotiations with Turkmenistan, Pakistan and India to desired result, sign agreements with concerned countries and the projects is expected to be completed in near future and construction of the rest part of the project is expected to be started in three month in Afghanistan.
The concerned bodies have announced that Afghanistan is ready from every aspect to start implementation of TAPI project in its soil.
With implementation of TAPI project, several thousands jobs will be available to the people living along the course of the project. Afghanistan would earn multi-million dollars transit duties.
It is strongly believed that TAPI project may leave behind affirmative impacts on security and stability and improvement of internal relations of TAPI partners.
The MoF and Breshna Shirkat signed two separate agreements with ADB which is expected to fund the biggest solar power generation project in Afghanistan with a capacity of 20 MV with an expenditure of US $ 44.76m from the gratis aids of ADB. The agreements on CASA-1000 and Arghandi 500 kw substation were also signed. CASA-1000 has a length of 765 km out of which 563 km passes through Afghanistan and is implemented in three parts in Afghanistan. The agreement of the first part with a cost of US $76.9m was signed with KPTL Co while the agreement of the second and third parts with a cost of US $85.43m and US $ 72.83m respectively were signed with KEC Co. all these costs will be funded by the WB gratis aids and its practical work would be started on April 2018 and would be completed in three years.
The CASA-1000 project would pass through 600 villages, 23 districts and 6 north and north eastern provinces and would affect living condition of over 152000 families.