Salaam Alaikum. Minister Farhang, Judge Baha, Mr. Zakhiwal, Mr. Haqju, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the United States Government, I am honored to be a part of this important event that will help bring greater prosperity and economic independence to Afghanistan.
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, a new central business registry opened at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. This registry makes it possible to register a business in one step.
“Afghan businessmen will be able to register their businesses faster, cheaper, and easier,” said Mir Muhammed Farhang, Minister of Commerce and Industry. “This is a good way for a business to improve itself while setting the foundation for a thriving Afghanistan.”
ASADABAD, KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN- On September 15, 2008, a new class of 138 skilled craftsmen graduated from the Kunar Construction Center. For three months the members of the class trained in one of six basic construction skills areas and today were certified to join the workforce in masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electricity, rebar bending or placement or painting.
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- U.S. supplies nearly half of the emergency food aid requested in emergency appeal.
In response to an urgent international appeal, the U.S. Government this fall will provide 35,000 tons of new food and commodities worth $43 million USD to ensure that the most vulnerable Afghans receive adequate food this winter. This contribution of oil, lentils, corn-soy flour, and wheat will be distributed to those Afghans most affected this year by drought and increased food prices.
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