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Reconstruction projects completed in Lashkargah

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a number of reconstruction projects have been completed in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province. According to the city’s Mayor Mohammad Fazil Safi, the projects included construction of roads,

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Central Bank of Afghanistan installs Creditinfo system

The World Bank was recently entrusted by the Central Bank of Afghanistan to issue an international tender for the setting up of its financial information system, which was won by the Creditinfo Group. Reynir Grétarsson, the CEO of Creditinfo, signed

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Providing the Homes of 750 Families with Clean Water in Balkh City

On Wednesday, 6th March, construction of a new water supply system in Balkh City has begun. The homes of around 750 families will be connected to the water supply system. Five in access points in public places will be additionally

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Celebration of International Women's Day in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh Province

On March 6th 2013 the celebration of International Women’s Day took place in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh Province. The Secretary of the Provincial Council, Mrs. Shekiba Shekeb, the acting Director of the Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs, Mrs. Rabia Moradi, were

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Celebration of International Women’s Day in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh Province

On March 6th 2013 the celebration of International Women’s Day took place in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh Province. The Secretary of the Provincial Council, Mrs. Shekiba Shekeb, the acting Director of the Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs, Mrs. Rabia Moradi, were

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How fair was Kabul Bank scandal verdict?

By Qiam Noori-Three years ago, when nearly USD 900 million was embezzled through forged documents and fraudulent loans, Kabul Bank faced a financial crisis that brought the bank on the verge of a collapse. A special tribunal sentenced the defendants,

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Helmand officials call for the construction of a bridge over Kajaki River

Helmand officials have reported about the deterioration of the 140m wooden bridge on Kajaki River that is on the verge of collapse. The government is urged to construct a concrete bridge as soon s possible to resolve the transportation problems

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Japan and IOM to support Indra Gandhi Children Hospital in Afghanistan

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will provide medical equipments to the Indra Gandhi Children Hospital in Kabul with financial collaboration from the Japanese government. The medical equipments, costing USD 53,000, include blood detection machine. “We hope this assistance would

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Afghanistan Qualifies for AFC Challenge Cup

Afghanistan will compete in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup after a nail-biting third match in the qualifiers in Laos on Wednesday. The Afghans drew with host country Laos 1-1 but qualified because they had won their previous two matches in

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Afghan businessmen exempted from intercity transit fees

By Qiam Noori-The council of ministers recently announced that no governmental institution is allowed to collect intercity transit fees from Afghan merchants. The high-ranking council says mayors of the provinces are allowed to collect transit fees, only if the merchants

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