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Afghanistan and Iran discuss expansion of mutual cooperation

The Afghan Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal met with his Iranian counterpart Ali Tayeeb Nia to confer on expanding economic and trade ties between the two nations. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the World Bank’s spring annual

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Technical works of TAPI project kick off

According to the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, technical works of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India project have kicked off and the construction work is expected to begin at the beginning of 2015. The Afghan government has earmarked USD 5mn for the

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Implementation of development projects creates job opportunities in Helmand

As many as 112 development projects are being implemented in Southern Helmand province. According to Pajhwok Afghan News, the projects include retaining walls, bridges, water controlling gates, small streams and road construction. The source adds the development projects form part

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Afghanistan, India and Iran to sign trilateral agreement on transit of goods next month

Afghanistan will soon be able to reach out to India through Chabahar port in southern Iran. An agreement to that effected is due to be signed among Kabul, New Delhi and Tehran in May of this year. “The draft of

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Afghan government signs 4 key projects with the World Bank

The Afghan Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal signed agreements on four key development projects with the World Bank (WB) on Saturday. Worth USD 255.50mn, the projects include CASA-1000, Non-Formal Approach to Training Education and Jobs in Afghanistan (NATEJA), Kabul Municipal

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Implementation of the Afghan-Turkmen-Tajik railway continues

Preliminary works on the feasibility study of the proposed Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Tajikistan railway project have been completed. The contract for the survey of the project was awarded to a foreign firm last year to evaluate the technical and financial modalities of the

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