The Central Statistics Organization’s (CSO) head said due to the absence of Geographic Information Center in the country, government institutions and global institutions have spent enormous amounts of money to purchase necessary information from abroad.
However, this is set to change and following a cash injection of $1 million USD from the Asian Development Bank, a geographic information center will be established under the umbrella of the CSO.
Host Zarmina Mohammadi discusses the topic with Shakiba Rahimi head of the new department at the CSO.
In a separate discussion host Mohammadi discusses the issue of processing agricultural products in the country with Khan Mohammad Frotan, head of Shoaib Faisal rice manufacturing co.
In addition, Mohammadi discusses the 50 drop in price of saffron in Herat province with Ibrahim Adil head of the Herat saffron council.