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Afghan Mineral Deposits Expected to Provide Jobs, Produce Revenue

Afghanistan is on the cusp of strong economic growth due to a number of factors. A growing middle class has been supported through increasing industrialization and improved stability in the political and monetary systems. The young and energetic population has

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Foreign Investors See Promise In Afghan Market

Foreign investors are recognizing the opportunity within Afghan markets. Favorable regulations on foreign ownership, equity sales, and repatriation have all facilitated expanding investment opportunities within the country. Over the past decade, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has reached as much as

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Hand-woven Carpet Sector Primed for Growth in Afghanistan

Hand-woven carpets—as the largest legal export—are a key component of the Afghan economy. There are more than one million people employed by the industry, the second largest employer in the country behind agriculture. One in eight families work directly or

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Germany funds training for Afghan civil servants in Samangan

Twenty civil servants from the district of Khoram Va Sarbagh in the province of Samangan in northern Afghanistan started eight months of training in English and computer skills on Saturday. The course syllabus covers proper use of hardware and software

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Thousands of families benefit from development projects in Badakhshan

Seventeen projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) were recently completed in Badakhshan province. According to the provincial manager of NSP Badakhshan province, these development projects included the construction of community centers,

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Baghlan province strengthening services for population with German support

Over the past three days, line departments in Baghlan completed new programs and measures to offer more services for the province’s citizens. On 15th December 2014, Baghlan’s Department of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled (DoLSAMD) officially opened of

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President Ghani asks Pakistan to invest in Afghanistan

President Ashraf Ghani has one again made pitch for Pakistan to invest in Afghanistan in an attempt to further strengthen ties between the two nations. Unlike his predecessor, the newly Afghan President is refraining from the blame game and is

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New Baghlan Sugar Company produces 570 tons of sugar

The New Baghlan Sugar Company has produced over 570 tons of sugar during sugar beet cultivation season in 2014, the same level as achieved in 2013. About 5,000 acres of land are used for growing sugar beet in Baghlan, and

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Afghan teachers in Ghor province to receive land plots

After two years of wait teachers in Ghor province are going to receive land plots as promised by the government. The process of distributing land plots to teachers has officially begun, and the distribution is based on the teacher’s degree

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Breathing new life into Afghan crafts

Black Cat is an Afghan company manufacturing and selling handbags and jewellery made mostly by Afghan women. Founded by a German woman-owner, Black Cat manufactures exclusively in Kabul and employs Afghan women and men artisans and workers at fair wages

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Russia’s roubel hits its lowest in 16 years

The Russian roubel has lost more than half of its value against the dollar this year, with hitting its lowest in 16 years this week. Despite the rise in interest rates from 10.5% to 17% by the central bank, the

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Afghanistan, Canada sign bilateral cooperation agreement

Afghanistan and Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on increasing bilateral economic cooperation between the two nations. The agreement was signed between Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce (ACCI) and Afghanistan-Canada Business Federation (ACBF) on 16 December 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

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Iran-China railway to pass through six provinces of Afghanistan

Efforts are underway to establish the railway connecting China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Iran. Officials of the concerned countries promised commitment in a meeting in Doshanbe, Tajikistan to make the project a success. As part of the agreement, the five

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Over 9,000,000 AFN spent on development projects in Kapisa province

The National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) recently executed 11 development projects in the districts of Hisa-e-Awal Kohistan, Kohband and Nijrab and in Muhmood Raqi the center of Kapisa province. Costing over 9,000,000 AFN,

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Lavish trainings for Afghan jewelers were a waste: Pentagon

Afghanistan’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan (SIGAR) has chided over the ‘imprudent spending’ of the Pentagon on Afghan gem industry, and identified it as yet another waste of US taxpayers’ money. The US government had earmarked funds for the growth

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Welfare projects completed in Farah province with NSP support

Twenty projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) were recently completed in Shibkoh, Lash and Javin districts of Farah province at a total cost of more than 23,700,000 AFN. According to the

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Oil price drops by 20% in Afghanistan

Oil price has declined by 40% around the world over the past 5 years, which has resulted in a 20% decline in oil price in Afghanistan. Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) spokesperson, Musafir Quqandi, said the Ministry would

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Efforts underway to standardize Afghanistan’s fruits production

A non-profit organization, Afghanistan National Horticulture Development Organization (ANHDO), is working on improving quality, packing, processing and increasing production of domestic fruits in various parts of Afghanistan to standardize domestic fruits and bring it to the international standards. Addressing the

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Winners of Stardust Awards 2014

Best Film Queen Best Actor Randeep Hooda – Highway Best Actress Kangna Ranaut – Queen Best Director Imtiaz Ali – Highway Vikas Bahl – Queen New Talent Awards Superstar of Tomorrow (Male) Tiger Shroff – Heropanti New Talent Awards Superstar

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Platform established to report and track corruption cases in Afghanistan

The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) has launched Efshagar to allow citizens in Afghanistan to report and track corruption cases anonymously. Citizens can report on the type, location, department or office and value of actual corrupt acts on the Efshagar website

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Development projects completed in Kapisa district to meet residents’ needs

Eleven projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) were recently completed in the districts of Hisa-e-Awal Kohistan, Kohband and Nijrab and in Muhmood Raqi the center of Kapisa province. Costing more than

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USAID hosts conference to generate support for Afghan Energy Development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in cooperation with the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum launched Afghanistan’s first Gas-to-Power Symposium on Sunday in Abu Dhabi city, as part of ongoing American support to the country’s energy sector. USAID,

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5th telecom company launches 3G internet services in Kabul

Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) officially launched its 3rd generation (3G) technology services in Kabul. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Managing Director of AWCC Amin Ramin said the 3G service is equipped with modern high quality standard technology which will allow

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Women’s training centre & market opens in Badakhshan with German funding

Badakhshan’s Department of Women Affairs and the Provincial Governor’s Office celebrated the official opening of the Women’s Training Centre and Women’s Market in Faizabad, the provincial capital on Sunday. The training centre and market were planned and built by the

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Development projects executed in Badghis Province

With a cost of more than 5,816,000 AFN, ten projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) were recently completed in Muqur, Qadis and Abcamri districts of Badghis province. According to the provincial

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