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Government subsidizes wheat seeds in Faryab

As many as 6,000 farmers in northwestern Faryab province are receiving refined wheat from the provincial agriculture department. In an attempt to develop wheat production, the agriculture department is distributing a 50-kg bag of seeds at a subsidized rate of

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281 families benefit from development projects in Nimroz

With a cost of 2,410,905 AFN, six projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development were recently completed in Chaharburjak and Chakhansor districts of Nimroz province. According to the provincial manager of NSP in

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Cricket stadium to be built in Faizabad

A cricket stadium would be constructed in fifth municipality district of the provincial capital of Badakhshan, Faizabad. Costing USD 50,000, the project would be funded by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). Many Badakhshan youths have turned to cricket for leisure

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Afghan money exchangers to fund a school in Argo

Argo district of Badakhshan will have its first school after the ravaging landslide that buried over 2000 people and displaced 700 families on May 2. The funds for the construction of the school will come from Kabul money exchange union.

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Afghan Finance Ministry waiting for budget approval

The Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) officials have called on the lawmakers to assess and approve the budget before the end of the fiscal year. This comes as only 24 days are left for the House of Representatives and the

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Economist of the Month: Dr. Ashraf Ghani

Dr. Ashraf Ghani is the President of Afghanistan, economist and anthropologist. He assumed office on 21 September 2014. He has previously served as Finance Minister and as the chancellor of Kabul University. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002, President Ghani,

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Sixteen development projects executed in Samangan Province

The National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) recently completed sixteen welfare projects in Hazrat Sultan district of Samangan province. Costing 23,506,000 AFN, these development projects included the construction of community centers, a school building,

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Saudi Arabia to establish USD 100mn Islamic Center in Kabul

Saudi Arabia has proposed to establish an Islamic Center on Maranjan Hill in Kabul. Costing USD 100mn, the center will include a university, a hostel containing 5000 rooms, a mosque, a sports complex and a medical center. Addressing Afghan religious

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Afghani dips against US dollar

Afghani currency has continued to dip against the US dollar, currently standing at 58.10 AFN. The depreciation of the currency is due to recent instability in the country. The capital Kabul has witnessed several brutal attacks recently. Last week, a

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President Ghani Meets German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met in his office with Gerd Müller, German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development. Expressing optimism about the future of Afghanistan under the leadership of the new government, Minister Müller said,

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21 Midwives Graduated in Samangan

In a graduation ceremony, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) certified 21 new midwifes on successful completion of two years midwifery education in Samangan. New medwives took oath of loyalty to midwifery profession and providing qualitative and equal health facilities to

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Major ring road in Kunduz reconstructed

A major ring road in Kunduz province has been reconstructed and inaugurated with financial collaboration from Germany. Costing USD 6mn, the reconstructed road would help address transportation problems of the residents. Repair work on the 9-km road took 18 months

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Fifteen development projects ccompleted in Parwan Province

The National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) recently completed fifteen projects in the districts of Sayedkhil and Salang and in a number of areas related to Charikar the center of Parwan province. Costing over

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Germany and Afghanistan commit to strong partnership

Dr Gerd Müller, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, arrived on Tuesday in Kabul as the first German Minister to visit Afghanistan’s President Dr Ashraf Ghani, CEO Dr Abdullah Abdullah and members of the country’s new Government of

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Germany funds construction of new school building in Badakhshan for 1,700 female students

The Department of Education and the Badakhshan Provincial Governor’s Office celebrated on Tuesday the official start of construction on a new school building for up to 1,700 female students in Faizabad, the provincial capital. The project is implemented by the

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National Solidarity Program implements development projects in Sar-e-Pul

Fifteen projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development were recently completed at a total cost of more than 23,639,053 AFN. These projects include the construction of three schools, three community centers, walls over

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UNESCO Announces the Bamiyan Cultural Center Design Competition

UNESCO officially announced the design competition to build the new Bamiyan Cultural Center in Afghanistan. UNESCO, together with the Government of Afghanistan, decided to select the design of the Cultural Centre through an open international competition. The competition will generate

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Eleven NSP projects completed in Ghazni Province

With a cost of 4,680,000 AFN 1, projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) were recently completed in Jaghori, Nawar, Andar and in a number of areas related to the center of

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Mediothek Afghanistan launches first election reporting network for 70 leading journalists

Over the past two days, 70 leading journalists from Afghanistan’s main TV, press and radio outlets met in Kabul to formally launch the Election Reporting Network (ERN). Established by Mediothek Afghanistan with financial backing and support from the German Government,

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New community school under construction in Farkhar district in Takhar with German support

Construction work on a new school for the community of Khurmab village in Farkhar district in Takhar province officially began on Sunday. Once built, up to 860 students, 310 girls and 550 boys, will be able to get a proper

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747 families in Nimroz benefit from welfare projects

National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) implemented 11 development projects in Zarang, Khashrod, Chahar Burjak & Chakhansor districts of Nimroz province. Costing 4,959,000 AFN, these development projects included the construction of community centers, side

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Germany commits further AFN 1.2 billion to North Afghanistan stabilization program

The German Government has pledged a further AFN 1.2 billion for better infrastructure and capacity building in more than 40 districts in Kunduz, Baghlan, Takhar and Badakhshan. As part of Germany’s stabilization program for northern Afghanistan, a budget per district

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Afghanistan wins by 54 runs againt Pakistan in a friendly match

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada: The Afghanistan-A national cricket team defeated Pakistan-A cricket team by 54 runs during a 15 over friendly match on Saturday. Afghanistan team chose to bat first after winning the toss, setting a target of 155 runs from

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Uruzgan Provinces sees implementation of 11 welfare projects

National Solidarity Program (NSP), working within the framework of the Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), implemented 11 development projects at a total cost of 6,325,000 AFN in Uruzgan province. The projects were recently completed in Gizab, Shaheed

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Afghan-Pak relations should be based on ‘mutual economic dependence’: President Ghani

President Ashraf Ghani ‘ two-day visit to Pakistan was aimed at rebuilding ties between the two neighboring nations and moving away from a ‘relationship of suspicion’ to a relationship based on ‘mutual economic dependence’. Addressing a gathering of businessmen from

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