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Afghan economic experts identify challenges facing the private sector

A day-long national conference was held in Kabul by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to evaluate challenges facing the private sector. The challenges outlined would be then presented to the presidential candidates to incorporate them in their

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Price of oil, gas, gold goes down in Kabul

(Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report) The prices of petroleum products, gas, gold and sugar declined in the central capital Kabul during the outgoing week, market sources said on Thursday. The rate of one liter of diesel and the same

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Economic instabilities in the world would completely end with the moral values of the Qur’an

By Harun Yahya In the Qur’an, God explains the desire for property as an aspect that ties people to the life of this world. There is no doubt that having property, earning an income and living a good life with

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DABS to operate three renewable power schemes in Takhar province

German Government officially handed over three renewable power schemes in Takhar province to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water on Thursday.  The finished power schemes will now be operated and maintained by Afghanistan’s national power company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat

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Hundreds of rehab projects to be executed soon in Khost

As many as 330 rehabilitation and development projects are planned to be executed in southeastern Khost province. Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department official, Ahmad Rahim, said the projects included construction of bridges, culverts, protection walls, dug wells and roads. The

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Safe drinking water scheme funded by ICRC implemented in Kunduz

Implementation of a portable water scheme has been completed in Kunduz province. Funded by the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC), the project is executed at a total cost of 14 million AFN, with each benefiting family contributing 1,700 AFN.

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Médicins Sans Frontières reports on the health sector in Afghanistan

Médicins Sans Frontières  (MSF) or ” Doctors Without Borders”, an international health non-governmental organization, in its recent report has reflected on the achievements and deficiencies in the health sector of Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s health sector has improved considerably since the fall

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Import of low quality oil into Afghanistan banned: Ministry of Commerce

Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries announced Wednesday that import of low quality oil and semi-refined oil into Afghanistan has been banned by the Council of Ministers. Traders who have purchased low quality oil are given three months to import

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Uzbek, Turkmen, Afghan businessmen meet to improve trade relations

Businessmen from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan gathered in the capital of northern Balkh province on Tuesday to confer on options on improving trade ties. As many as 40 Central Asian businessmen joined their Afghan colleagues at the largest ever conference

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Helmand farmers switching to wheat cultivation

Farmers in Helmand, world’s largest opium-producing region, had cultivated wheat on about 100,000 hectares of land this year. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), Agriculture Director Rohullah Rawan said distribution of seeds to farmers and public awareness

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Zee Cine Awards 2014 winners’ list

Best Actor (Male) Popular – Shahrukh Khan for Chennai Express Best Actor (Male) Jury – Farhan Akhtar for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Best Actor (Female) Popular – Deepika Padukone for Chennai Express Best Actor (Female) Jury – Sonakshi Sinha for Lootera Best

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Seven development projects completed in Baghlan Province

Seven sub-projects of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) were recently completed in Baghlan province. According to the Provincial Manager of NSP, the projects included construction of irrigation canals, small hydro power

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High-end Afghan produce featured at Dubai food exhibition

Organic pomegranates, apples, saffron, melons, dried fruit, and nuts produced by more than 20 Afghan companies were on display on Sunday in Dubai, as the Middle East’s biggest annual food exhibition opened its doors. The Gulfood exhibition, which runs from

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Afghanistan, Pakistan discuss expanding trade volume at JEC meeting

The agenda for the 9th session of the Pak-Afghan Joint Economic Commission focuses on expanding trade between the two nations. Afghan Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal and his Pakistani counterpart Mohammad Ishaq Dar discussed options on increasing bilateral trade at

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Spring tree-plantation drive begins in Helmand

Helmand Governor Muhammad Naeem planted the first sapling to mark the beginning of the spring tree-plantation drive on Saturday. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, he said seedlings were being delivered free of cost to the municipality and other organizations by the

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140 development projects being implemented in Khost

As many as 140 development projects are to be completed by the end of the current solar year in four districts of southeastern Khost province, said Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department official. Director Mohammad Usman Mehdi said 327 schemes had

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3 development projects completed in Bamyan Province

Three infrastructure projects that enabled a large number of families to gain access to basic human needs have lately been completed in Bamyan province. The projects are executed at a total cost of AFN 4,800,000 financed by the National Solidarity

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State obliterating forces

By Harun Yahya The success of most engineering projects depends on the use of ideal materials. Ideal materials are those that successfully pass many physical tests such as shrinking, stretching and resistance. Just like the materials used in engineering projects,

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Afghanistan, Central Asia finalize CASA-1000 power purchase deal

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agreed in principle the terms and conditions of the CASA-1000 power purchase deal. A resolution to this effect was signed in Washington on Wednesday at a meeting organized by the World Bank with support from

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3 new turbines being installed in Grishk dam

The two old turbines of the Grishk dam are to be replaced by three new turbines to increase the power generation capacity of the dam from 2 to 4.8 megawatts. Provincial Water and Energy Director, Eng. Faizullah, said the installation

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Pakistan reviews the implementation status of projects in Afghanistan

Islamabad ordered the relevant departments to expedite implementation of ongoing projects in Afghanistan in consideration of commitments earlier agreed between the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Addressing the 8th session of the Afghan-Pak Joint Economic Commission on Thursday, Pakistan’s Finance

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Afghanistan to host 8th SPECA meeting

Afghanistan is ready to discharge its responsibilities as head of the United Nations Special Program for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) for 2014. Coordination and planning meeting of SPECA was held on 17 February under the chairmanship of Afghan

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AUAF hosts Afghan Women's Economic Forum

The International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development Center hosted the Afghan Women’s Economic Forum on 17-18 February with a focus on women’s leadership in the socioeconomic sector. The main objectives of the forum were to open a national dialogue

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AUAF hosts Afghan Women’s Economic Forum

The International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development Center hosted the Afghan Women’s Economic Forum on 17-18 February with a focus on women’s leadership in the socioeconomic sector. The main objectives of the forum were to open a national dialogue

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Afghan presidential candidates criticized for using foreign printing industry

Afghan presidential election campaign officially kicked off on 02 February 2014 and ever since printed promotional materials of the candidates have been circulating around the country. Meanwhile, the Afghan Industrial Union (AIU) have criticized the candidates for printing their campaign

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