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Afghanistan signs contracts for the construction of dams with FAO

The contract for construction of small power and irrigation dams was signed between Afghan Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail and Food and Agriculture Organization representative Ousmane Guindo in Kabul on Sunday. Japanese government has pledged to fund the

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EU-US trade deal to boost economic growth

In their recent trade deal talks, the US and the EU recently agreed on a free-trade agreement that is expected to boost their economics and generate hundreds of thousands of jobs. Suffering from an economic slowdown, the trade agreement is

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Villagers Host First Midwife Training in Zengabad Region, Panjwai District

Another Afghan child dies. “On a night the roads were really dangerous, one of our women experiencing a difficult pregnancy couldn’t leave her house and her husband didn’t know what to do,” said an Afghan female at the training. “That woman lost her baby.”

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Update on Afghanistan’s dams and their power generation capacity

According to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan will need 3,000 MW of electricity by 2020 (less than 7 years). There are dams that can produce over 18,000 MW of electricity that you can read about here. How much electricity

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Afghanistan to establish a stock exchange market

The Afghanistan central bank, Da Bank of Afghanistan (DAB), plans to create the first ever stock exchange market in Afghanistan. Head of DAB Noorullah Delawari said the plan is proposed to the president and hoped to gain his approval. Mr.

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ISAF to renovate Afghanistan’s Salang Tunnel

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has pledged to provide USD 11mn in financial assistance for the renovation of Salang Tunnel, Afghanistan’s only major south-north route. Crossing the Hindu Kush mountain range under the treacherous Salang Pass, the 2.6km (1.6

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President Karzai urges Turkey to enhance economic ties

During a meeting with Turkish Energy Minister Yildiz in Kabul, President Hamid Karzai urged him to expand economic ties with Afghanistan by bringing in Turkish investors into the fuel and gas resources of Afghanistan. Also present at the meeting, Mines

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