Kabul: Officials in the Ministry of Industry and Trade say that with the implementation of the oil contract between Afghanistan and Russia, the price of oil in the country’s markets has decreased by about 10 percent.
The spokesman of the Ministry of Industry and Trade told media “The oil import contract, which was previously signed between the Afghanistan and Russia, has recently been implemented.”
He added that with the implementation of this contract, the price of oil in the capital and provinces has decreased by about ten percent.
He emphasized that the Ministry of Industry and Trade is trying to reduce the price of other raw materials and food in the markets of the country, with the consideration of poor economic situation of citizens.
He also says that besides oil, the price of liquefied gas and wheat has also decreased.
The officials made these remarks while this morning the price of one liter of petrol decreased from 70 to 65 Afs and also the price of one liter of diesel decreased from 80 to 75 Afs.
Before this, the Ministry of Industry and Trade had signed an oil import agreement with Russia, and based on this agreement, two million tons of oil will be imported into the country.
At the same time, the citizens of the country have welcomed the reduction in the prices of oil, petrol and diesel, but they are saying that the authorities should monitor the transportation fees as taxi fare rate is at spike despite decrease in fuel price.