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US awards USD 16mn to provinces countering narcotics

The United States has awarded USD 16mn to 17 provinces that have made efforts in curbing narcotics and/or maintaining a poppy-free status. The award support development projects such as health, clinics, agricultural tools, schools and more. Addressing a press conference

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Afghanistan’s Economy On The Verge Of Collapse

By Florance Ebrahimi Power vacuum looms for Afghanistan as UN delays date for result of presidential elections to mid-September despite Karzai’s plans to leave office next week. Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who came to power after the U.S.-led invasion that

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Rehab center established in Maidan Wardak province

The Minsitry of Counternarcotics established a 20-bed rehabilitation center in Maidan Wardak province. The facility consists of 17 rooms, a boundary wall, a lawn and other needed facilities. The project took one year to be completed and will soon be

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High gas price irks Kabul residents

Kabul residents have blamed the government for the rising prices of gas , which  is currently sold at 140-150AFN per kilo in the market, compared to only 50 AFN per kilo a few months ago. The steep rise in prices

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Thirty one NSP projects completed in Kabul Province

With a cost of more than 45,593,000 AFN 31 projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (NSP/MRRD) were recently completed in Istalif, Shakardara, Mirbachakot, Kalakan and Khak-e-jabar districts of Kabul province. These projects

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64 teachers complete Afghan-German cooperation training workshops in Kabul

64 teachers from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions around Afghanistan successfully completed testing and grading workshops in Kabul. Over the past week, the teachers from five different TVET subjects learned how to draw up practical exams for

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USAID contributes additional $2.5 million to Northern Waziristan’s Displaced People in Khost and Paktika

The United States Agency For International Development (USAID) contributed an additional $2.5m this week for emergency food assistance to 15,000 displaced families from Northern Waziristan residing in Khost and Paktika provinces of Afghanistan. USAID continues to work with the United

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