English | دری

New Agricultural High School inaugurated in Kunduz

Funded by the German government, a new school for agricultural studies in Kunduz was inaugurated Thursday as an initiative to make a significant contribution to developing the agriculture sector in Kunduz and the surrounding provinces. The school was inaugurated by

Read More

Sri Lanka agrees to enhance involvement in Afghan economy

Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have agreed to intensify cooperation and strengthen bilateral ties through the Joint Commission. The Afghanistan-Sri Lanka Joint Commission was established under the 2012 agreement on Economic, Educational, Scientific and Technological Cooperation at Foreign Affairs Ministerial Level.

Read More

U.S. Gives $30 Million in Incentive Funding to Afghan Government

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will release $15 million to the Afghan government from the U.S. – Afghan Incentive Fund in recognition of progress on the commitment it made to develop a provincial budgeting policy, as part

Read More

17-km road to be built in Kandahar

A  17-km road , connecting Kandahar Airport to the central city, is to be built to develop the area’s transportation system. Kandahar Governor Toryalai Wesa said the road would be completed within two years and would be equipped with street

Read More

Obama seeks USD 2.6bn for operations in Afghanistan in 2015 budget

The Obama administration is seeking 2.6 billion for Afghanistan in its budget proposals for fiscal 2015, which were sent to Congress on Tuesday. The  USD 3.9 trillion budget package includes  USD 46.2 billion to fund the State Department and US

Read More

Afghanistan's largest nationwide elections surveys done with SMS

With the Afghan presidential elections only a month away, it is more important than ever to ensure an open democratic process across society, and to enable Afghan citizens to raise their voices and use their constitutionally protected freedom of speech.

Read More

Afghanistan’s largest nationwide elections surveys done with SMS

With the Afghan presidential elections only a month away, it is more important than ever to ensure an open democratic process across society, and to enable Afghan citizens to raise their voices and use their constitutionally protected freedom of speech.

Read More

Dr. Nasrin receives International Woman of Courage Award for promoting women’s health in Afghanistan

On March 4, 2014, Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom presented Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil with the Secretary of State’s International Woman of Courage Award in Washington, D.C. at a ceremony attended by First Lady Michelle Obama. Dr. Nasrin was one

Read More

Aptech to provide IT skill building training in Afghanistan

Afghan government has awarded Aptech Ltd, a global leader in learning solutions, a 16-month contract for IT skill building training. Funded by the World Bank, the project is designed to create a pool of proficient technically qualified Afghan nationals who

Read More

Afghanistan and Germany sign agreement to build secure printing facility

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to co-fund the construction and operation of an Afghan State Printing

Read More

Afghan-German cooperation paves way for future of technical and vocational education in Afghanistan

Today marked the start of a two-day conference on public participation and responsibilities in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Held by the Deputy Ministry of TVET in partnership with the German Government, the meeting brought together representatives of

Read More

Second India-Afghan Innovation fair promotes innovation partnership

The 2nd India-Afghanistan Innovation Partnership Fair is being held in Mazar-e-Sharif from March 4-5, 2014 to promote innovative partnerships between the business groups and NGOs of the two countries. The Balkh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) is organizing the

Read More

6 NSP projects completed in Balkh province

Six sub-projects of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) were recently completed in Balkh province. According to the concerned Provincial Manager of NSP, the projects included graveling rural roads, construction of a

Read More

Afghanistan urges World Bank to stop funding Dasu Dam

According to Afghan Foreign Ministry, the National Security Council of Afghanistan has urged World Bank (WB) to halt funding of the Dasu Dam Hydropower Project in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. The dam is to be built on Kabul-Indus river in Kohistan

Read More

Sri Lanka books spot in Asia Cup final after defeating Afghanistan by 129 runs

Sri Lanka cruises to the final of cricket’s Asia Cup after sweeping a 129-run victory over Afghanistan in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Afghanistan had to chase down a total of 254 but lost its star batsman Mohammad Shahzad in the second over.

Read More

Afghanistan to export its carpets with international standard certificate

As per an agreement signed between the National Standards Authority and the Afghan Carpet Producers and Exporters Union on Sunday, Afghanistan would export its carpets to the international market with an international standard certificate. The agreement requires carpet producers to

Read More

11 development projects executed in Uruzgan province

With a cost of more than 1,375,000 AFN, 11 sub-projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of the Rural Rehabilitation and Development were recently completed in Uruzgan province. These projects included graveling roads, 5,000 meters in length, construction

Read More

Afghan traders ink more than $8 million in deals at Gulfood

Afghan companies signed contracts worth more than $8 million for the country’s high-quality agricultural produce with international buyers during the five days of the Gulfood Exhibition in Dubai. Gulfood was held from Feb. 23-27 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

Read More

2 dams to be built in Helmand and Kandahar provinces

Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water has earmarked USD 103mn for construction of two dams in southern Afghanistan: one in Spin Boldak border town of Kandahar and one in the Nahri Saraj district of Helmand province. A senior Ministry official

Read More

Afghanistan scores a historic 32-run win over Bangladesh

Afghanistan registered its first win against Test-playing nation by beating Bangladesh by 32 runs in the Asia Cup 2014. Afghanistan’s Asghar Stanekzai smashed an unbeaten 90 and Samiullah Shenwari made 81 to steer Afghanistan to 254-6 in the match against

Read More

Afghan national football team captain Amiri appointed as Roshan's Business Ambassador

Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, has appointed Islamuddin Amiri, the captain of the national football team, as their new business ambassador. “I am really proud of becoming a family member of Roshan Telecommunication Company and I hope that in the

Read More

Afghan national football team captain Amiri appointed as Roshan’s Business Ambassador

Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, has appointed Islamuddin Amiri, the captain of the national football team, as their new business ambassador. “I am really proud of becoming a family member of Roshan Telecommunication Company and I hope that in the

Read More