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Recreational park to be reconstructed in Sharan city of Paktika

A recreational park in Sharan city of Paktika has re-opened. The park was previously used, but it was never reconstructed. Sharan Mayor Ubaidullah Sadaat said the park would be reconstructed soon to be used by the public. Costing USD 400,000,

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Toofan Harirod and Simorgh Alborz Clash Again

Today, Afghanistan is going to witness the clash of the two giant clubs of the Afghan Roshan Premier League: Toofan Harirod vs Simorgh Alborz. The two rivals met in last season’s final, where Toofan Harirod beat Simorgh Alborz and claimed

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Uplift project to be completed in Laghman in 6 months

Laghman Governor inaugurated construction work on uplift projects in eastern Laghman province. The projects include construction of a dual road, bridges and culverts. A statement from the governor’s office said the projects would be completed in six months, providing thousands

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Grape production declines in Kandahar

According to Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Kandahar has exported 5,587 tons of grapes of this year, which have been lower than previous years. The fruit could not be exported to India and the UAE this year due to

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How to follow Paiwand online

 Starting on Sunday, September 22, Paiwand will bring together over 200 participants and speakers from all over Afghanistan and abroad to Kabul for a two-day Summit that aims to connect and grow the Afghan social media community. We invite you

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Takhar witnesses its record high onion production

Officials of the Agriculture department in Takhar have reported that onion yield was at its record high this year. According to the officials, more than 70,000 tons of onion has been produced that are estimated to cost 560 million AFN

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Afghanistan’s first ever Strategic Grain Reserve inaugurated

Funded by Australian government, the first ever Strategic Grain Reserve (SGR) has been established in Kabul, Afghanistan. The complex was inaugurated by Afghan Agriculture Minister Mohammad Asif Rahimi and World Food Program (WFP) Country Director for Afghanistan, Claude Jibidar, on

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ACCI calls on Afghan government to improve security of the highways

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACC) urged the government to address the security issues of the country’s major highways, such as the Kabul-Kandahar and Nimruz highways. According to ACCI officials, security issues facing the highways have hampered trade

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Afghanistan, Kazakhstan confer on trade and economic ties

At the 6th session of the Kazakh-Afghan Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation, the two parties discussed various spheres of cooperation for 2014. The session, held on September 16-17 in Kabul, was attended by representatives of a number of

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A new building for a health clinic opened in Takhar province

A health clinic has been inaugurated in Gala Batoor area of Takhar with financial collaboration from Germany. Previously, the area lacked a proper health center. Health services would be provided inside residential buildings. The new building has helped address the

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Qarabagh orchards damaged due to monsoon rains

Orchard owners in Qarabagh district of Kabul have complained about their damaged orchards. They have linked the damages caused to their orchards to monsoon rains and sub-standard pesticides. Agriculture department officials have confirmed the harms inflicted on the orchards and

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Emirates to launch daily service to Kabul in December

Emirates announced on Sunday its plan to launch commence a daily passenger service to Kabul from  December 4. The route will be operated by an Airbus A340-500 configured in a three cabin configuration, offering 12 First Class, 42 Business Class

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Trust fund for Afghan football team established in Kabul

Speaking at an event on the appreciation of the Afghan national football team, Afghan Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal regarded national unity and solidarity important for the country’s development and on behalf of the government called on local businessmen

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Micro hydro projects to be executed in Badakhshan, promises DABS CEO

Micro hydro projects with enhanced capacities would be implemented in Badakhshan, as promised by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) CEO, Abdul Razique Samadi, during his visit to Badakhshan. According to Samadi, a micro hyrdo project would be rehabilitated in Gurm

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Afghan Finance Ministry promises support to Badakhshan University

Afghan Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal has earmarked USD 1mn for the establishment of two new faculties at Badakhshan University and promised to send 5 of the University graduates abroad for higher education. The Ministry could not fulfill this

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Government's inattention to lives of mineworkers infuriates National Union of Afghanistan Workers

The National Union of Afghanistan Workers strongly criticized the Afghan government for their inattention to the lives of mineworkers. At a press conference in Kabul, Union Head Maaroof Qaderi cited government’s negligence as the main reason behind the deaths and

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Government’s inattention to lives of mineworkers infuriates National Union of Afghanistan Workers

The National Union of Afghanistan Workers strongly criticized the Afghan government for their inattention to the lives of mineworkers. At a press conference in Kabul, Union Head Maaroof Qaderi cited government’s negligence as the main reason behind the deaths and

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27 miners killed in Samangan coal mine

A mining accident in a coal mine in the Roy Do Aab district of Samangan province resulted in the deaths of 27 miners. According to officials, dozens of residents were also injured while attempting to rescue the trapped miners. The

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Afghanistan’s First Social Media Summit to be held on September 22nd-23rd

Paiwand Social Media Summit, Afghanistan’s First Social Media Summit, is scheduled to be held on September 22nd and 23rd. Organized by Impassion, the Summit will bring together over 200 participants and speakers from 24 provinces of Afghanistan and around the

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SCA completes 27 development programs in Samangan and funds 24 CDCs in Balkh

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan completed 27 projects in Hazrat Sultan and Feroz Nakhcheer districts of Samangan. Meanwhile 24 Community Development Councils will be funded under the Northern Rural Project in Chaharbolak district of Balkh province. SCA spent around 20

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Afghanistan’s major highways need repairs

The Kabul-Herat highway, which is the biggest highway system in Afghanistan, has deteriorated just months after its renovation. The highway was built 6 years ago and connects Kabul to southern Kandahar province and Kandahar to western Herat province. Economic and

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3,200 kg of saffron corms distributed to Afghan farmers in Daikundi province

In a bid to boost saffron production in the country, Afghan Agriculture Ministry distributed 3,200 kg of Saffron corms to farmers in Nili district of Daikundi province. According to the Ministry’s officials, four saffron pilot programs have been undertaken in

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A water canal established in Herat province

Agriculture department officials in Herat has reported that a water canal has been established in Herat province. The 9-km canal has the capacity to irrigate 1,500 hectares of agricultural lands. “The canal named “Sofiyan” is funded by the Peace and

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Italy funds construction of a new school building in Badakhshan

Work on the construction of a new building for Neswan Gelki in Yaftal Payan district of Badakhshan  has commenced. Badakhshan Representative Fawzia Kofi land Governor Shah Waliullah Adib laid the foundation stone for the new building. Costing USD 970,000, the

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