Shahmirzai, in discussions with the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of
the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture and the CEO of Agricultural Support Services
Company, expressed NPC’s dedication to fulfilling farmers' fertilizer
requirements through collaboration and interaction with the Ministry of Jihad
Emphasizing the pivotal role of petrochemical holdings and complexes,
especially with the approaching spring planting season, Shahmirzai emphasized
the need for these entities to uphold their commitments in supplying the
He stated, "Supporting and backing the agricultural industry
should be seriously attended to by all responsible parties, and through
collaboration and convergence, conditions should be provided so that farmers
across the country do not have concerns about obtaining fertilizer."
Referring to the support provided by petrochemical companies to the
agriculture sector, Shahmirzai added, "Last year, urea-producing
petrochemical companies delivered 2.4 million tons of urea fertilizer to the
Agricultural Support Services Company at the approved price, and efforts will
be made to continue this trend."
The Deputy Minister of Petroleum addressed the concerns of ammonia and
urea-producing petrochemical companies regarding the recovery of their claims,
stating that with the adoption of executive measures and strategies, the debts
of these petrochemical complexes could be settled. He asserted that NPC is
ready for any necessary cooperation in this regard.
Shahmirzai further highlighted the establishment of a joint working
group between NPC and the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture to enhance the value
chain of urea fertilizer and diversify the portfolio of petrochemical products
required by the agricultural sector.
During the session, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and the CEO of
Agricultural Support Services Company addressed some of the existing challenges
and issues related to fertilizer supply in the agricultural sector. It was
decided that, with the collaboration of the National Petrochemical Company,
final decisions and executive solutions would be reached to address various
challenges in this regard.