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Afghan Public Work Ministry launches work on Nangarhar's key road

Work on the construction of Nangarhar’s key road, the Chaparhar-Pachir Agam, was officially launched on Saturday. Funded by the Ministry of Public Work, the construction work of the road costs 95mn AFN. The 7.7km long road is expected to be

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Afghan Public Work Ministry launches work on Nangarhar’s key road

Work on the construction of Nangarhar’s key road, the Chaparhar-Pachir Agam, was officially launched on Saturday. Funded by the Ministry of Public Work, the construction work of the road costs 95mn AFN. The 7.7km long road is expected to be

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US 2013 budget cuts ‘excessively rapid and ill-designed’- IMF

The International Monetary Funding (IMF) in its annual report on the world’s biggest economy called the deficit reduction of the US in 2013 excessively rapid and ill-designed. According to the report, reductions in education, science and infrastructure spending would hurt

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Paktia roads damaged due to poor construction standard

Residents in Paktia called for an urgent reconstruction of the roads that have been severely damaged due to poor-quality materials used in the construction of the roads. Having a road network measuring 370 kilometers, Paktia has several major highways such

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World Bank approves USD 12.5mn additional financing to improve Afghanistan's Pension Scheme

The World Bank approved an additional grant of USD 12.5mn aimed at financing the continuation of a project to provide safety nets to the country’s poorest people and improve the public pension schemes. The aid comes from the International Development

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World Bank approves USD 12.5mn additional financing to improve Afghanistan’s Pension Scheme

The World Bank approved an additional grant of USD 12.5mn aimed at financing the continuation of a project to provide safety nets to the country’s poorest people and improve the public pension schemes. The aid comes from the International Development

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Gold, fuel prices down in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report: Gold and fuel prices fell during the outgoing week in Kabul, where the rates of other commodities stayed unchanged, jewllers and retailers said on Thursday. The price of one gram of Arabian gold declined from

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Ahmad Zahir- Icon of Afghan Music and the heartthrob of many!

Born on 14 June 1946, Ahmad Zahir was a singer, songwriter and composer from Laghman province, Afghanistan. He was considered the Elvis Preseley of Afghanistan for his similar style of music i.e. rock and pop. Ahmad Zahir’s father, Abdul Zahir,

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Food storage facility inaugurated in Charbolak district of Balkh Province

On 12 June 2013 a food storage facility was inaugurated in Charbolak District of Balkh Province. Kateb Shams, Director of the Department of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (DAIL) of Balkh Province and Ahmad Wali Sangaar, economic expert of the Provincial

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75% of Nangarhar’s economy relies on agriculture

According to the Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation officials in Nangarhar province, the economic progress of Nangarhar province relies on its agriculture and livestock sectors that form 75% of the province’s economy. The province has witnessed significant progress in its agriculture

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World Bank and Islamic Development Bank agree on CASA-1000 electricity project

The World Bank and the Islamic Development Bank have agreed on investments for the Central Asia and the South Asia electricity transmission project (CASA-1000). CASA-1,000 is designed to transmit 1,300MW of surplus electricity from Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic through Afghanistan,

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Kabul residents able to pay electricity bills via phone now

Afghanistan’s national electricity company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), launched mobile payment facility in Kabul on Wednesday. The ‘Pay Electricity Bills through Mobile Phone’ project is being implemented in coordination with Pashtany Bank and Etisalat Enterprise. According to the officials,

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Belgian Catalogues’ Exhibition held in Kabul

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) hosted a day-long Belgian Catalogues’ Exhibition aimed at strengthening ties between Belgium and Afghanistan and paving grounds for foreign investment in the country. Addressing Belgian Ambassador Arnout Pauwels, ACCI Chairman Mohammad Qurban

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Afghan Insurance Commission making efforts to institutionalize insurance

The Afghan Insurance Commission of the Ministry of Finance has undertaken public awareness programs in a bid to develop insurance culture among the general public and to institutionalize insurance in the country. As part of their efforts, the Commission has

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Government urged to support Afghanistan’s handicrafts industry

The National Union of Craftsmen called on the central government to pay more attention to the growth of Afghanistan’s handicrafts business and Afghan industrialists. The Union celebrated the World Handicraft Day and Afghanistan National Entrepreneurs Day on Tuesday. Addressing the

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US gives USD 1bn worth of ammo to Afghan Army

According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the US government has gives more than USD 1bn worth of ammunition to the Afghan National Army (ANA). In addition to this, the US has spent more than USD 878mn

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Ministry of Justice has not sent the new Mines Law to the Parliament

The Ministry of Justice has not sent the draft of the new Law on Mines to the Lower House of the Parliament, while it had promised to do so two weeks ago. The strong advocates of the new Law—The Afghanistan

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Banker transfers 22 million Euros accidentally while napping on keyboard

While taking a nap on his keyboard, a German bank employee accidentally transferred 22mn Euros order in place of a minor transfer of only 62.40 Euros. He fell asleep for an instant, while pushing onto the number 2 key on

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Delay in Ghazni’s 2013 development projects

Residents in Ghazni province are concerned about the postponement facing the development projects planned for Ghazni for the year 2013. Completion of projects including an airport, power, two hotels and canalization are yet to be started. Ghazni was officially declared

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Road Reconstruction in Post-Conflict Afghanistan: A Cure or a Curse?

After the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, the United States and the international community announced their full support for rebuilding Afghanistan’s infrastructure and bringing a sustained peace to the war-torn country. Since then, Afghanistan has become a major

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Workshop on girls’ education held for Afghan Ministry of Education officials

On Sunday, June 9, staff members of the Teacher Education Directorate (TED) at the Afghan Ministry of Education (MoE) attended a workshop facilitated by the Basic Education Program for Afghanistan (BEPA) in Kabul. The 25 Participants analyzed how they could

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Road connecting Nuristan and Badakhshan to be built soon

Work on the construction of a 10-km road has officially begun in Paroon district of eastern Nuristan province. The road connects Paroon with Karan and Manjan districts of northeastern Badakhshan province. This comes as the residents had repeatedly complained to

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AISA calls on donor countries to finance Afghanistan’s industrial parks

According to the Afghan Investment Support Agency (AISA), a funding of more than USD 200mn is required for the infrastructural development projects in Afghanistan’s industrial parks. The Agency said they are in talks with the international donors in obtaining the

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US forces fund youth detention center in Khost province

Governor Abdul Jabar Naeemi inaugurated a newly-constructed building for the youth detention center in Khost province. Built at a cost of 17mn AFN, the facility was funded by US forces in the province. Previously, the juvenile prisoners would be kept

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300 Afghan girls receive business training

Today 303 young women from 15 high schools across Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar provinces graduated from Taraqi Saba, or “Development for Tomorrow,” a business skills training course. The three-month course provides high-school aged young women with the skills and knowledge

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