India has made a commitment to supply 75,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan, of which 5000 tonnes was shipped via Chabahar last month, while another 10,000 tonnes was despatched to the Iranian port on Thursday, the people said.
The impending withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is sharpening the focus on the second phase of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which appears to have been fused with a larger regional plan involving Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Around 250,000 needy families in capital Kabul will receive free naan bread at local bakeries in first phase of project.
The funds from the Washington-based crisis lender will "help meet the urgent" financing needs as the authorities boost critical health spending and roll out social assistance to households hit hard by the crisis.
Businessmen have requested the concerned authorities to allow export of Pakistani consignments to Afghanistan through Chaman, Torkham and Khorlachi borders which are facing hurdles.
China and Afghanistan have pledged to jointly build the Belt and Road in order to benefit the two countries and beyond.
The head of Veterinary Organization of South Khorasan Province, northeastern Iran, said on Monday that since the beginning of the Iranian Year (March 20), 320 thousand one-day old chickens were exported from the province to Afghanistan.
India’s 10th wheat consignment for Afghanistan arrived in Iran’s southeastern Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar on Wednesday, with Afghanistan's Ambassador in Tehran Abdul Ghafoor Liwal in attendance.
The Afghan government has requested Pakistan to allow the Afghan transit cargo to cross into Afghanistan under standard fumigation procedure to maintain the supply chain of medicines, foods and other basic goods for the people of Afghanistan.
Official says 150,000 cubic meters being extracted from new field discovered in northern province.
Three Afghan banks have applied for opening representative offices in the southeastern Iranian port of Chabahar, a senior official at Chabahar Free Trade Zone Organization said on Thursday.
A trilateral meeting of officials from India, Afghanistan and Iran on the strategically-important Chabahar port was held on Monday where they agreed on the routes for trade and transit corridors between the three countries.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the expansion work of Kajaki Dam will begin soon in a bid to expand the capacity of the water reservoir of the dam.
The first trilateral meeting between India, Afghanistan and Iran of the Coordination Council of the Chabahar Agreement took place on October 22 in Tehran.
The $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be extended to Afghanistan, the foreign ministry in Beijing said.
Despite the growing threat from the Taliban, India has decided to assist Afghanistan in building another key project, the Shahtoot Dam, that will provide drinking and irrigation water to the residents of Kabul.