Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Kabul (BNA) The Council of Ministers with President Hamid Karzai on the chair held its periodical meeting yesterday.
According to presidential press office to BNA, the participants congratulated the people of Afghanistan and the Muslims across the globe on the occasion of arriving the holy month of Ramadan (fasting month) and prayed for durable peace in the country.
Later on, the minister of information and culture presented the plan for youth and the council of ministers after comprehensive debate had tasked the ministry of information and culture to review the plan in coordination with presidential advisor on culture and Islamic values, the ministries of education, higher education and Hajj and endowment and report back to the next meeting of Ministers’ Council.
The minister of information and culture also presented his proposal about funding 77 million Afghanis for the payment of overtime and dinner allowance of the employees of the national radio and television and the council had assigned the first vice president to evaluate the proposal in harmony with the ministers of information and culture, finance and the managing director of the national radio and television.
As per agenda, the 12th decision of year 1392 and number 3rd of the current year of the economic committee was presented by the minister for economy and based on presidential decree number 45th dated 5-5-1391 the draft for four-year social-economic development plan covering 1392-1395 was approved in the light of economic policy, national revenue and the commitment of the donor nations. In the second part of the draft the indexes of the plan in 1395 is predicted hereunder: the growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 26.5 billion US dollars with agriculture share 5.5 billion US dollars, Gross National Product (GNP) 908 US dollars per person, government investment 14.64 billion US dollars, private investment 1.2 billion US dollars, total income 8 billion US dollars and trade deficit 5.1 billion US dollars.
After comprehensive debate, the council of ministers approved the draft for social-economic development plan in principle and assigned the ministry for economy to provide alternative plan besides keeping this one, based on the national income and present to the next meeting of the ministers’ council. At the end of the meeting, the minister for foreign affairs briefed the participants about three international agreements and all were endorsed.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014