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Achieved Date
970days in power
970
number of days to accomplish
Effectively use aid and cooperation to facilitate macro-level investments in the country
Achieved
Foreign Policy
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Written by TOLOnews.com
Promise Background
Regional and international economic partnerships are a key component of facilitating Afghanistan's economic growth and integration into the global economy. Using development aid and cooperation agreements to implement large scale investments in Afghanistan were identified as a priority in President Ghani's pre-election campaign commitments.

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Macro-level investments in Afghanistan implemented through development aid and regional cooperative agreements

Status Details:  

April, 2015: The Central Asian-South Asian (CASA) agreement that will see 300 megawatts of electricity transferred from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan annually will also be a major catalyst for development thanks to commitments by the participating countries to invest separately in local projects each year, Afghan officials said on Saturday.

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Pakistan, as per the CASA agreement, will be obligated to fund projects in the Afghan provinces affected by the agreement. Annually, the projects must meet a minimum value of $2 million USD, and be focused in areas of infrastructure and public services.

Status Updated By: Tolo News                                                                                                 

April, 2015: President Ashraf Ghani and the Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) have indicated a delegation from China is expected in Kabul next week in order to discuss plans to construct a new Silk Road between the two countries.

Status Updated By: Tolo News                                                                                                 

February, 2015: Representatives from the governments of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and India are met in Islamabad for the final stage of planning for the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline (TAPI) project, according to officials from the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP). MoMP officials have confirmed that the price scale for gas that will be transported through the multinational pipeline has already been determined. In the first 10 years of the project, the government claims Afghanistan will benefit half a billion cubic meters of gas, in the following 10 years one billion, and in the third decade 1.5 billion.

The terms of the project are valid for 30 years, during which time it is expected roughly 30 trillion cubic meters of natural gas will be transferred to India and Pakistan via Afghanistan."                                                    

Status Updated By: Tolo News                                                                                                 

Associated Stories

1. CASA 1000 Expected to Spur Reconstruction in Host Provinces: http://www.tolonews.com/en/business/19236-casa-1000-expected-to-spur-reconstruction-in-host-provinces

2. Minister of Mines Discusses TAPI Project, Contracting Plans: http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/18211-minister-of-mines-discusses-tapi-project-contracting-plans

3. Ghani Awaits Chinese Delegation for Silk Road Support: http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/19138-ghani-awaits-chinese-delegation-for-silk-road-support