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Coal price soars as winter approaches

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Kabul: The price of coal, and home heating materials, has surged in Kabul as winter approaches amid a drastic humanitarian situation affecting more than half of the country’s population.

Meanwhile the Islamic Emirate has formed a committee headed by the Economic Deputy Prime Minister to control the fuel market. This committee is obliged to distribute each ton of coal to the citizens at a price of 9,000 Afghanis.

Based on the decision of the government, which was announced today Saturday, October 29, 2022 a committee headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the economic deputy of the prime minister, is required to take the necessary measures to prevent the increase in fuel prices in Kabul.

According to the decision of this committee, 400,000 tons of coal will be transported in four areas of Kabul city and 9,000 Afghanis per ton will be offered to the citizens.

At the same time, coal is currently sold for 13,000 to 15,000 Afghanis per ton in the markets of Kabul.

The deputy Minister of Economy, Abdul Latif Nazari also said that the ministry is trying to address the challenges of the citizens.

“We attempt to provide food and heating materials via contracts (with organizations), to reduce the prices, and to increase the ability of the householders to buy heating materials through humanitarian and development aid,” he said.

The residents of Kabul expressed concerns, saying that they face problems in purchase the heating material due to economic challenges.

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