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Encourage US investors to invest in Afghanistan, ACCI asks Trump

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: In search of the helping hands, the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) urged the US President Donald Trump to convince investors in his country to invest in Afghanistan in order to strengthen the economy of war-hit country.

According to ACCI officials, there are several sectors where the US investors can invest such as mining, agriculture, infrastructure and production sectors.

Deputy of the chamber of commerce and industry Khanjan Alokozai said: “The US investors have taken stable steps with modern system on investing sector in Afghanistan, but no significant investments were made by the US investors in Afghanistan for the past several years.”

“There are a lot of investment opportunities existing on agriculture, infrastructure, mines in Afghanistan that the US investors and Afghanistan could both be benefited from it.”

Meanwhile, economy experts have accused Afghan government of not having economic development programs, therefore no foreigner investors dare to invest in Afghanistan.

Economy expert Azarakhsh Hafizi said: “We will not be able to draw any international investors’ attention to invest in Afghanistan until we do not prepare economy programs, policy to fight against poverty and necessary measurements.”

The data indicates that some of the US contractor companies were active in Afghanistan in the past years and their investment level reached from $ 10 up to 25 million.

Based on the estimation and survey, Afghanistan is the best platform for investing on mines and agriculture sectors but no significant investments launched on the following sector.


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