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Twofold increase in Saffron production in Kunduz

Saffron Growers Association in Kunduz province has reported that the province has witnessed a twofold increase in the production of saffron compared to last year. “Saffron is the next best alternative to the growth of opium in the province. The

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Agriculture Ministry provides loans to Afghan traders

Afghan Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock has promised to provide  loans to Afghan traders  engaged in agriculture business. “The Ministry is ready to offer technical and financial support to the members of the private sector, who have invested and

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Survey of the Afghan-Tajik-Turkmen Railway to begin soon

The Afghan Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) announced Thursday that survey of the Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Turkmenistan railway would begin soon. “A foreign firm has won the contract for surveying this project. The firm will launch its survey after approval from the Asian

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Afghan oil importers form a union

Afghan oil importers have formed a union that consists of 106 companies. The members elected Abdul Wahab Kefayat as the leader of the union in the first meeting of the union on Wednesday. “The union will invest USD 6.4mn in

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New agriculture warehouse inaugurated in Taloqan, Takhar

A new agriculture warehouse has been made available for farmers in Qalbars area of Taloqan in northeastern Takhar province to store their products. The warehouse cot US 90,000, with farmers contributing USD 10,000, said provincial agriculture director Mohammad Salim Sayee.

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New facilities to be added to Kandahar airport

Built nearly 60 years ago, the Kandahar airport was in need of projects to provide modern-era services. New facilities such as construction of a new terminal entrance, with mine-detecting equipment and entry, exit and cargo roads have been added to

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USD 6mn pledged to fuel female participation in upcoming Afghan elections

In a bid to increase the number of women participating in the upcoming elections, the Asia Foundation and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have pledged USD 6mn to the Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC). According to IEC, women form

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MRRD to build two bridges in Ghor

A 15 meter and a 20 meter bridge would be built in a year in western Ghor province by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Rural Development (MRRD). Costing about 10 million AFN, the bridges would be constructed in Lalwa

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