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Sher Khan Port’s revenue increased: Official

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Amidst the reports about 60 percent decrease in exports of northern Kunduz province, officials in Sher Khan Port said Saturday that revenue of the port has increased this year.

According to the officials, installation of new equipments which have helped to preventing corruption is behind increase in the revenue.

Sher Khan Port is among key dry ports in the country which shares border with Tajikistan which allows goods to be transferred to Central Asian countries through Afghanistan.

Head of the port, Shahabuddin Bawar, told a press conference that over Afs60 million was collected in first two months of the current year which is 11 percent higher than expected plan, which was set Afs800 million by the Ministry of Finance.

“Our imports have decreased but our exports have mounted. We receive taxes from fuel products in the port,” he said.

He said trade affairs will improve if security situation ramped up in the port.

It is said that the Ministry of Finance had sat Afs600 million as target for Sher Khan Port last year while only Afs540 million was collected as a result of presidential election which was followed by an economic crisis in the country.

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