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Work on asphalting Herat city’s roads resumes

Herat’s Municipal Mohammad Salim Taraki said 40 kilometers of roads would be blacktopped by next year at a total cost of 749mn AFN. He added the project would be funded by the Municipality budget. Meanwhile, some residents find this move

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UNICEF gives USD 68mn in aid to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education

A contract worth USD 68mn was signed between Afghanistan’s Education Minister Farooq Wardak and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday. According to Mr. Wardak, USD 33mn of the aid amount would be spent during the current academic year,

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Afghanistan offers best investment opportunities to Qatari businessmen- President Hamid Karzai

President Hamid Karzai met Qatari investors and encouraged them to invest in Afghanistan as it works to secure stability before NATO-led combat forces withdraw next year. “The future of Afghanistan is guaranteed because our relations have expanded with America and

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Mixed concerns about Afghanistan’s economic future

Concerns have been raised that Afghanistan might face economic challenges post 2014. A number of analysts have accused the government for failing to take the right measures needed for an economically stable Afghanistan after the international aid winds down. Economic

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Afghan Teen Football Team Heads to AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers

Afghanistan’s National Football Teenage Team left Kabul on Sunday to travel to Nepal for the Asian Federation Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup qualifiers. Afghanistan will face Nepal, Tajikistan and Bhutan in Group C for its qualifying bout – the first match

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Afghanistan Defeats Kuwait, Heads to Asian T20 Cricket Semi-Final

Afghanistan is through to the semi-final of the Asian T20 cricket tournament after beating Kuwait on Sunday, despite losing yesterday to United Arab Emirates. Sunday’s match played in Nepal began with Afghanistan winning the toss and electing to field first.

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Iraq, Afghan wars will cost to $4 trillion to $6 trillion, Harvard study says

The U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will cost taxpayers $4 trillion to $6 trillion, taking into account the medical care of wounded veterans and expensive repairs to a force depleted by more than a decade of fighting, according to

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Afghanistan states its conditions for the trilateral transit pact

The Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries said Saturday that Afghanistan will have specific conditions for the trilateral transit pact that is due to be signed among Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. Afghanistan will propose its conditions in the first meeting

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Hydropower project launched in Takhar province

Funded by the National Solidarity Program (NSP), a power project has been launched in the Khosti area of Baharak district in northern Takhar province. According to the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Eng. Raz Mohammad Faiz, the project is implemented at

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Afghan Women’s Beekeeping Farm Awarded Microgrant

Zainul Arab Miri’s Women’s Beekeeping Farm became the recipient of a microgrant awarded by Shukrya Wali, Ghazni Provencial Director of Women’s Affairs in Omari district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan, March 27. The microgrant, a small non-repayable sum of money, will help

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Afghan government to improve educational institutes in Maidan Wardak

The Ministry of Education announced Thursday to reconstruct buildings and boundary walls for 56 schools in Maidan Wardak province. Costing USD 400,000 the structures would be built this academic year, said Governor Attaullah Khogyani. He added the Ministry has also

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Gold down, fuel up in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Price Report: Gold price decreased, while fuel rates went up during the outgoing week in Kabul, where daily-use commodities stayed stable, retailers said on Thursday. The rate of one gram of Arabian gold declined from 2,400 afghanis

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8th SOK conducts first humanitarian aid mission

The 8th Special Operations Kandak (SOK) Commandos conducted its first humanitarian assistance operation in Sefid Khar-e-Gharbi Village, Tarin Kowt district, Uruzgan province, March 26. The villagers and local Afghan National Police were receptive to the efforts as adults were given

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Aqina port revenue up by 57%- Afghan officials

Afghan government generated revenue of USD 37.35mn during the year 1391, marking an increase of 57% from last year’s income. The Customs Department Head Shahabuddin Bawar linked the boost in the revenue to increased trade activity and improved security. Port

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2,300 Families profit from new Irrigation Infrastructure in Baghlan Province

On 27th March 2013, new irrigation infrastructure was inaugurated and put into use in Baghlan province. An estimated 13,800 people, or 2,300 families, will profit from the improvements. A total of AFN 3,403,150.00 (USD 64,000) was invested in 22 small

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A group of Turkish students enrolls at Kabul University

Forty Turkish students have enrolled at the Kabul University to obtain their bachelors degree. Minister of Higher Education Ubaidullah Ubaid said the high quality of teaching in educational institutions in Afghanistan has attracted many students from the region and the

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Largest bridge built over Ghorband River in Parwan Province

A 119m bridge has been built over Ghorband River in Sayed Khail District of Parwan Province at a total cost of USD 43mn, said Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development officials. Addressing the inaugural ceremony on Wednesday, Rural Rehabilitation and

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Development projects implemented in Takhar

The government implemented more than 200 uplift projects in the northern province of Takhar in the past one year. These projects were executed under the National Solidarity Program (NSP) at a total cost of more than 82mn AFN, with 10%

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Should Afghanistan ban export of medicinal herbs?

The Afghan government had to ban export of medicinal herbs after the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) warned about the possible extinction of certain plants that were used for medicinal herbs. The ban came in January when NEPA sent a

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Bamyan potato production meets 60% of Afghanistan’s demand

Bamyan potato farmers would supply 50% of Afghanistan’s demands in previous years; however, this year’s production is estimated to meet 60% of the demand. Known for its unique quality and taste, potatoes from Bamyan are not only exported to other

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Friends Who Only Phone When They Want Something

I am sure that you, like me, have friends who only call when they want something. I recently realised I have become tired of phoning them to ask them out to places and they never proactively phone us. As I

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Afghan women participate in the tree planting campaign

Hundreds of women accompanied the Kabul Municipality in the tree plantation campaign held in Kabul. The campaign was launched by the Women Committee of the Afghan Democratic Association. Head of the Committee Mahnaz Malestani said 3000 seedlings were planted from

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Second phase of the Bamyan-Wardak road construction begins

Work on the second phase of the Bamyan-Wardak highway has begun and is expected to be completed in a year, said Public Works officials. The project involves construction of a 500m long tunnel, bridges, culverts, protection walls and galleries along

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The first cultural exhibition held in Kabul city

An exhibition of Afghan arts, paintings, calligraphy, books and handicrafts was held in Bagh-e-Babur of Kabul city on Tuesday by the Maihan Youth Organization and the Afghan Anti-Corruption Network with collaboration from the Kabul Municipality. The organizers regarded such exhibitions important

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