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Food down, fuel & gold up in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-Food items’ prices decreased during the outgoing week in Kabul, where the rates of gold and fuel edged up, retailers said on Thursday. Food Traders’ Union head Fazal Rahman said the price of a 50-kg

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Food down, fuel & gold up in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-Food items’ prices decreased during the outgoing week in Kabul, where the rates of gold and fuel edged up, retailers said on Thursday. Food Traders’ Union head Fazal Rahman said the price of a 50-kg

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How we can work together to tackle the water crisis

In my first article on LinkedIn, I argued that water scarcity is the central crisis of our time, and that my aim is to “bring greater visibility to the issue, and to dare to suggest solutions to such a challenge”. So what

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Japan to donate more than USD 3mn to Herat

Japan has pledged USD 3mn and 400 thousand in aid to Herat’s municipality. The aid is aimed at urban development and urban management through the municipality. Herat’s municipal Mohammad Salim Taraki said Japanese officials in an official meeting in Turkey

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US-Afghanistan TIFA Council 7th meeting

 Senior officials from the Governments of the United States and Afghanistan met Wednesday to continue their trade dialogue and evaluate progress under the United States-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). The officials discussed a wide range of trade and

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Japan pledges USD 281mn in aid to Afghanistan

Japan signed a USD 281mn contract with the Afghan government on Thursday for the completion of 14 projects through 9 offices of the United Nations in Afghanistan. The money would be spent towards the agriculture sector, education sector, health sector,

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AISA presents Afghanistan’s investment plans to international donors

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) presented a four-year blueprint to the donors stating ways on how to attract investors into Afghanistan. The AISA officials have projected the plan to cost USD 200mn, with a hope that it will  be

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DABS solves power problems of Northern provinces

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat  (DABS) would soon solve the weak and inconsistent power supply problem in some of the northern provinces of Afghanistan, announced DABS CEO Abdul Razique Samadi at a press conference with the members of the lower house

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USD 50mn of Kabul Bank loans to be recovered in a fortnight

Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), central bank of Afghanistan, announced Wednesday that Kabul Bank loans worth USD 50mn would be recovered in the next two weeks through the auction of defaulters’ property. Kabul Bank, Afghanistan’s first private bank, was on the

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Health Outcomes of Afghans Set to Improve

The World Bank approved today a $100 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to help the government of Afghanistan expand the scope, quality and coverage of basic health and essential hospital services in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan System Enhancement

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