Jalalabad Access to Finance (A2F) Business to Bank (B2B) Roundtable
date: April 22, 2014
Jalalabad Business to Bank Roundtable was held during April 22-23, 2014. The event was instrumental in discussing current status of business across the region, obstacles and challenges faced by local businesses in local, regional and international markets. In total, 70 participants attended the event.
The opening remarks were given by DAB Regional Office, Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) mainly discussing the benefits and supports of such events to the business communities, banks and financial resources among the region. The speeches were delivered by Mr. Rohullah Khan Stanekzai, Deputy Director, AISA and Mr. Shirwali, Deputy Director Nangarhar Chamber of Commerce and Industries, (NCCI).
In order to facilitate access to finance in Jalalabad provinces, ABA member banks and MFIs presented their products and services to the participants. In the event, Bakhtar Bank, Afghanistan International Bank (AIB), Ghazanfar Bank, Afghanistan Commercial Bank (ACB), Pashtany Bank, Afghan United Bank (AUB), The First Microfinance Bank (FMFB), AWC and ABADE participated.
As a result, 20 loans were requested by the participants from the ABA member banks, MFIs and ABADE. The program ended with a thank you speech from Mr. Haji Mirwais, Director, Kunar Marble Association.