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Work on 18 projects started in Kabul province

According to the National Solidarity Program Provincial Manager, the projects will be completed with a cost of more than 36,600,000 AFN in Shakardara, Guldara, Farza and Kalakan districts of Kabul province. The projects include digging well, graveling rural roads, constructing

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DAB and HARAKAT team up to improve access to finance in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) and Harakat- Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility Organization signed an agreement on the implementation of the Shariah Compliant Project. The Shariah Compliant Project is aimed at tackling problems of the Islamic Banking, which is

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Afghan Renewable Energy Association launched in Kabul

More than 40 companies operating in the field of renewable energies met Monday in Kabul to launch the Afghan Renewable Energy Association. The private sector companies discussed how they can play a greater role in promoting use of renewable energy

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Work on 7 NSP projects started in Kandahar province

With a cost of more than 1,600,000 AFN, work on 7 sub-projects of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) recently started in Kandahar province. According to the Provincial Manager of NSP in

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China and Turkey offer aid after Afghanistan landslide

Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation continued to deliver humanitarian aid to families affected by the devastating landslide in Argo district of Badakshan. Challenging terrain conditions made the aid and rescue teams use “primitive methods” to deliver the aid packages containing food,

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India pledges USD 1mn in aid to Badakhshan victims

The Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh called the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai today to offer India’s condolences to the people of Afghanistan over the loss of lives in Badakshan because of the landslide. Dr

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Unemployment on the rise in Afghanistan

Afghan Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs officials have expressed concerns at the increasing number of jobless individuals in the country. Return of Afghan refugees from neighboring countries and rising population density are cited as the main factors behind the

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Work on asphalting of Silk Road begins

Asphalting of the remaining seven-kilometer portion of the Silk Road has kicked off. About 180km of the road from Bamyan and Kabul has already been asphalted with financial collaboration from Italy; however, the remaining 7km could not be constructed due

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Afghan private sector pledges USD 100,000 in aid for Badakhshan victims

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) announced that private sector has pledged USD 100,000 in financial aid for the victims of Badakhshan’s devastating landslide. The landslide trigged by heavy rain buried large sections of a remote village in

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Construction of two new student dormitories in Pul-e-Khumri, Baghlan

Today marked the official start of construction work of two new dormitory buildings on the campus of Hussain Khel in Pul-e-Khumri district in Baghlan province. The buildings will be ready in May 2015 and will cost a total of AFN

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NDS employees pledge 2mn AFN in aid to victims of Badakhshan landslide

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) staff have pledged 2mn AFN in aid to victims of landslide in a remote village in Argo district of northeastern Badakhshan. The landslide triggered by heavy rain buried large sections of the village, killing

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Afghanistan’s exports up by 33%: ACCI

According to a recent report by the Export Promotion Department of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACC), Afghanistan’s exports have reached USD 524mn in 2013, indicating a 33% rise from 2012 exports. In 2012, Afghanistan’s exports had touched

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Afghan new mines law approved after a long impasse

The Lower House of Parliament approved the new mines law that had faced a number of long frustrating delays. The new mines law, consisting of 20 chapters and 117 articles, are believed to be critical to attract foreign investors to

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Four projects of NSP Completed in Parwan Province

With a cost of more than 1,800,000 AFN, four development projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (NSP/MRRD) were recently completed in Shinwari and Bagram districts of Parwan province. According to the Provincial

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Afghan government funds a 100-bed hospital in Nimroz province

A 100-bed hospital is being constructed in Zaranj city of Nimroz province. The foundation stone-laying ceremony of the hospital, held on Thursday, was attended by Deputy Public Health Minister Dr. Ahmad Jan Naeem and local officials. According to Pajhwok Afghan

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10 Self-Made Billionaires Who Remain Grounded and Humble

Remaining humble and grounded might be just as challenging as obtaining riches and success. In life, most of us seek out wealth and power, but if we can remain humble and wise along the journey, then that is the true

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SIGAR warns of graft draining Afghan government revenue

The US Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in its latest report has warned of corruption that has threatened functioning of the Afghan government and drained Afghan government revenue, adding that the problem could worsen if gone unchecked. This comes

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Hole in Afghan budget to have negative impact on development projects

Afghan Ministry of Finance has expressed concerns at the USD 375mn hole in the government budget for this year. The shortfall is likely to threaten public projects and civil servants’ salaries, putting the war-torn country in a deep stress as

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