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Nimroz customs revenue up by 120m afs

Nimroz customs revenue up by 120m afs

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Jan 28, 2017 - 17:46

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The southwestern Nimroz province’s customs department has collected more than two billion afghanis in revenue, registering 120 million afghanis increase over last year, officials said on Saturday.

Nimroz governor Mohammad Sami told Pajhwok Afghan News the department’s revenue in 1395 fiscal year reached 10 billion and 697 million afghanis compared to eight billion and 574 million afghanis last year.

He said the target the Ministry of Finance had set to the customs department was 10 billion and 580 million afghanis, however 10 billion and 697 million afghanis were gathered in revenue this year, exceeding the target by 117 million afs.

He said installation of new systems at customs department and officials’ efforts in combating financial corruption and waste of revenue were main reasons behind the increased revenue. Efforts were also being made to further increase the revenue in upcoming years.

Obaidullah, a businessman who imports electric items from China, said the length of route from Abbas dry port to Zaranj city, the provincial capital, was 300km lesser than the route to Islam Qala in Herat province. Businessman chose the shorter route for transferring of their goods and preferred the Nimroz route.

Nimrzo customs department is one of Afghanistaninfo-icon’s largest departments where more than 200 transit vehicles are loaded or unloaded on a daily basis.

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