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European Union funds fruit quality center in Balkh province

A center for measuring fruit quality has opened in Balkh province with financial collaboration from the European Union. Costing USD 271 million (199,000 Euros), the center contains a laboratory to measure the quality of fruits. Meanwhile, Adviser to the Ministry

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8 cold storages to be established in six provinces

Afghan Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Ministry has undertaken construction of eight large cold storage facilities across six provinces in an attempt to preserve huge quantity of fresh fruits from being wasted. Deputy Agriculture Minister Mir Amanudding Haideri told Pajhwok Afghan

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TAPI's design work in progress

According to the Institute of Strategic Planning and Economic Development of Turkmenistan, design work on Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is underway. The 1735km gas pipeline is expected to stretch from the largest gas field in Turkmenistan, Galkynysh, through Afghanistan’s provinces

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TAPI’s design work in progress

According to the Institute of Strategic Planning and Economic Development of Turkmenistan, design work on Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is underway. The 1735km gas pipeline is expected to stretch from the largest gas field in Turkmenistan, Galkynysh, through Afghanistan’s provinces

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1.8 billion income generated from coalmines in 2013

A total of 1.214 million tons of coal was extracted from Dara-e-Suf, Roee Duab and Tala Barfak mines in Samangan and Baghlan provinces in 2013. Standing at 1.8 billion AFN, the revenue from coalmines witnessed a 20% hike in 2013.

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Wolesi Jirga rejects 2014 Budget

The draft budget for 2014 assembled by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) was rejected with a majority of votes by the Lower House of Parliament, Wolesi Jirga. The MoF is required to reassess the draft and incorporate the changes the

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Afghanistan to participate in the Asia Cup 2014

Afghanistan will join India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the 50 over tournament of Asia Cup 2014. The decision comes as a result of meetings between Afghanistan Cricket Board management and the cricket boards of India (BCCI) and Sri

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Afghanistan's 2013 infrastructure projects receive criticism

Officials from the Ministry of Economy (MoE) and the National Economic Committee House have expressed dissatisfaction about the implementation of infrastructure projects in the country during the year 2013. MoE representative Sayed Aref Nazif refuted the 2013 reports on the

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Afghanistan’s 2013 infrastructure projects receive criticism

Officials from the Ministry of Economy (MoE) and the National Economic Committee House have expressed dissatisfaction about the implementation of infrastructure projects in the country during the year 2013. MoE representative Sayed Aref Nazif refuted the 2013 reports on the

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448 Persons with disabilities graduated from SCA vocational trainings

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan during the year 2013 trained 448 persons with disabilities, including 110 women, in several markets oriented vocational skills trainings in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Ghazni, Logar and Maidan Wardak Provinces. The graduates received vocational skills training for

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2013 a year of achievements for Afghanistan's telecom sector

Afghanistan’s telecommunication sector witnessed significant achievements in 2013 with more than 90% of the population finding access to telecommunication services. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), as many as 240 news antennas were installed and activated in 173 districts that

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2013 a year of achievements for Afghanistan’s telecom sector

Afghanistan’s telecommunication sector witnessed significant achievements in 2013 with more than 90% of the population finding access to telecommunication services. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), as many as 240 news antennas were installed and activated in 173 districts that

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Safi Airways launches Herat-Delhi flights

Safi has launched its two-cabin service business and economy class with a modern fleet of airbus 319 and 320 aircrafts on Herat-Delhi route. Operating on Thursdays and Sundays, the flight from western Herat City departs at 11:10am and arrives at

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