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Kabul Municipality inaugurates recreational park

A recreational park was inaugurated on Monday in Rahman Mina area of Kabul city. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the park is constructed over one acre of land at a cost of USD 95,000. The facility consists of football

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Insurance Corporation of Afghanistan launches travel insurance package

Afghanistan’s first private insurance company, Insurance Corporation of Afghanistan (ICA), launches its travel insurance package which offers a wide range of benefits.  The package includes Personal Accident Insurance, Emergency Medical Expenses (up to a limit of USD 1m) Travel Inconvenience,

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Balkh customs revenue drops amid declining fuel imports

Balkh Customs Department officials have reported that revenues generated from import fees have declined by 20% from last year. The officials have attributed the drop in revenue to the dwindling imports of fuel materials. Hairatan port, located to the border

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Afghan government plans to import fuel from Russia to tackle soaring prices

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries plans to sign an agreement with Russia, in a bid to tackle soaring prices of fuel in Afghan market. Commerce and Industries Deputy Minister Muzamil Shinwari hoped the deal would help bring down prices

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India to stay with Afghanistan as long as needed

Addressing a conference entitled “Doing Business with Afghanistan”, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid assured Afghanistan that India would stay with Afghanistan as long as needed. The conference, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Foreign Affairs Ministries

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High school, resource centers and a staff quarter constructed in Samangan

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) completed construction of a high school building, two resource centers and a staff quarter in a health clinic in the northern Samangan province. These four projects will benefit hundreds of students and a vast number

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Afghan woman activist wins the 2013 Opus prize

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada-An Afghan woman was awarded the 2013 Opus Prize of USD 1,000,000 at a ceremony held in Georgetown University for her humanitarian efforts in education sector. Dr. Sakina Yaqoobi is a trained public health specialist and the president

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