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Afghanistan exports more than 6000 tons of potatoes and onions this year

In the first six months of the current fiscal year, Afghanistan has exported more than 6,000 tons of potatoes and onions. According to the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), Afghan potatoes and onions were mainly exported to Pakistan,

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Extraction of coal halted in Samangan and Bamyan

Coal extraction activities have been halted in Samangan and Bamyan provinces. This comes after a mining incident in a coalmine in the Roy Do Aab district of Samangan province that resulted in the death of 27 miners. About 4,500-5000 labors

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New Zealand funds potato grading and sorting machine in Bamyan

A potato grading and sorting machine has been set up in Bamyan, which is the main supplier of potatoes to Afghanistan’s population. Costing USD 700,000, the machine is funded by New Zealand’s government. Bamyan potato farmers would supply 50% of

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Apple holds 10% of all US corporate cash

According to Moody’s figures, non-financial companies are collectively holding onto USD 1.48 trillion, up 81% from $820 billion in 2006. As many as 1,000 tech companies hold USD 515 billion, or more than a third of all the cash held

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Afghan Counter Narcotics Ministry funds construction of a modern school in a village

The foundation stone of a school in Khanqah district of Jawzjan province was laid on Wednesday. Built in Kaltah Shaakh village, the school costs 19 million AFN and is funded by the Ministry of Counter Narcotics. “The two-story building consists

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Afghan Youth Football Team participates in 2014 Youth World Cup Qualifier

The Afghan Youth Football Team has left for Jordan to participate in the 2014 Youth World Cup qualifying round. Forty-three nations will be participating in the tournament. The top three teams will qualify for the World Cup and 16 top

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1500 Afghan households to benefit from electricity in Paghman district of Kabul city

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) established 2 power stations with a capacity of 630 kilovolt-ampere and 400 kilovolt-ampere each and 2 transformers with a capacity of 400 kilovolt-ampere and 250-kilovolt ampere each in Paghman district of Kabul on Wednesday. The

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Regional Office of the IARCSC inaugurated in Mazar-e-Sharif

The new administration building of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) Regional Office North was inaugurated on Wednesday in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province. Mr. Abdul Rahman Rasikh, General Director of Provincial Affairs Directorate of IARCSC, Mr. Abdul Matin

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Afghan midwives graduate from Community Midwifery School in Wardak

As many as 24 midwives completed their two years of training from the SCA funded Community Midwifery School in Wardak. On Tuesday they received the certificates and deployment letters from the Provincial Public Health department. The graduation of this sixth

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Isteqlal Hospital in Kabul city now offers laparoscopic surgery

Kabul City’s Isteqlal Hospital is the first hospital in Afghanistan to offer laparoscopic surgery after receiving its laparoscope today. Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations

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3 road building projects launched in Jawzjan

Work on the asphalting and graveling of 3 main roads in Khanqah district of Jawzjan has officially begun. The uplift projects, costing USD 1mn, are funded by the Swedish government and the Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. “The

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Health centers established in remote villages of Afghanistan

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan constructed two Basic Health Centers (BHCs) in Bayanan and Waybolaq, remote and inaccessible villages in Dara-e-Sauf Payen and Dara-e-Sauf Bala districts of Northern Samangan province. Both projects were funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)

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National Archives of Afghanistan (NAA) in need of storage facilities for historical documents

Officials of the National Archives of Afghanistan (NAA) have called on the government to provide better storage facilities in order to save historical documents and materials. Home for over 1000 precious historical manuscripts, 180000 documents, over 9000 books and decorative

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