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Construction of a Health Training Center in Mazar-e Sharif

On April 1st2013 a cornerstone ceremony of a new Health Training Centre for the Department of Public Health of Balkh Province took place in Mazar-e Sharif. The Minister of Public Health, H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, the provincial Deputy Governor of

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Angelina Jolie Opens All-Girls School in Afghanistan

Hollywood superstar and the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie, has funded a girls-only primary schools in an area just outside of Kabul, a region that traditionally favors boys’ education over grils’. Jolie had funded a girls school in eastern Afghanistan

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Bamyan women participate in tree planting campaign

More than 200 Afghan women in Bamyan participated in a tree planting campaign launched by the Executives of Democratic Party. The campaign’s slogan was “A green land keeps the sky blue”. The female participants were wearing a blue scarf symbolizing

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Afghanistan prints 200bn Afghani banknotes

The Central Bank announced Sunday that 200bn Afghani banknotes are newly printed in accordance to the market demand. First Deputy of the Central Bank Khan Afzal Hadawal said the banknotes are printed in the United Kingdom by the Delarue firm.

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Salma Dam nearly 80% completed

Work on the construction of Salma Dam is 77 percent completed, Governor Daud Shah Sabah said on Sunday. The Salma Dam is one of the two big projects India undertook in Afghanistan, the other being the Parliament building. The dam’s

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Uplift projects under implementation in Baghlan

Uplift projects including a 20-bed hospital, a road, a water dam, 11 schools and two clinics are under implementation in the northern Baghlan province. The projects are executed in nine districts and the provincial capital by the Aga Khan Development

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Revenue from Hairatan Port dwindles

A decline in import duty on liquefied gas and fuel has dropped the revenues from fuel imports through the Hairatan Port to USD 5mn from USD 8mn in the previous year. The fuel and gas department at the port linked

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Traders urge immediate clearance of goods at customs

In a meeting arranged by the Kabul Chamber of Commerce and Industries, a group of young traders and entrepreneurs called on the government to resolve the problem of excessive delays in clearance of their goods by the customs officials. The

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Civil Servants and Young Academics train to serve their Communities in Kunduz Province

On, March 31rd 2013, the second phase of a twelve month basic training for civil servants took off at the facilities of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) in Kunduz Province. Head of the IARCSC, Mr Haji

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