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Afghanistan to create a new economic data collection system

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) is working together with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on the creation of a new economic data collection system. The purpose of the system is to provide a more accurate data needed

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Afghanistan to participate in Expo Milano 2015

Afghanistan, through the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA), will be taking part in Expo Milano 2015 that is slated for May 1 to October 31, 2015 in Milan, Italy. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase

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Afghan, UAE Central Banks sign MoUs to boost cooperation

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central Bank of Afghanistan, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), aimed at boosting cooperation. The agreement involves training and technical assistance to DAB’s employees and

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Thirteen infrastructure projects completed in Faryab Province

Thirteen development projects have recently been completed in Qaisar district of Faryab province. Funded by the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), the projects were implemented at a cost of more than 25,268,689

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ANASTU : India furthers assistance in southern Afghanistan

The Government of India organized the first ever tele-conference lecture for Afghanistan National Agricultural Sciences and Technology University (ANASTU) on 2nd February, 2015 at Kandahar University campus. Based on ANASTU’s request, the premier Indian agricultural institution – Indian Agricultural Research

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US proposes additional one billion in 2016 aid for Afghanistan

Barack Obama administration has proposed an additional one billion USD in aid for Afghanistan in the year 2016. The hike in aid is conditional upon reforms that the Afghan government must institutionalize beforehand. US had originally planned to spend about

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150,000 tons of fruits exported from Kandahar

According to Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), Kandahar province as exported about 150,000 tons of dried and fresh fruits to different countries. The province made USD 3.3mn from exporting of 17,142 tons of fresh fruit and USD 63mn

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Afghan Transport Ministry announces cuts in transport fares

Afghan Transport Ministry announced a 20% reduction in inter-provinces transport tickets and 25% cut in inter-city rates following the decline in fuel prices. The decision was made by a joint commission comprising of Transport and Aviation Ministry, Commerce Ministry, Public

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Iran to start laying pipeline to export gas to Afghanistan

Neighboring country Iran is ready to export its natural gas through a pipeline into Herat, Afghanistan, as per agreement signed between the two nations. Iranian Consul General in Herat, Mahmud Afkhami Rashedi, said Iran was poised to lay the pipe

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New women’s dormitory built at Herat University with US funding

A new women’s dormitory is built at Herat University with financial collaboration from the United States Forces Afghanistan. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that effect was signed on Monday between the Embassy of the United States of America in

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US to give additional $33.8mn in food assistance for vulnerable Afghans

The United States will contribute an additional $33.8 million in new food assistance as part of ongoing U.S. support for the United Nations’ World Food Program’s Proteracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) in Afghanistan. The goal of the PRRO mission

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Construction work starts on new power grids for towns in Samangan with German funding

Construction work started on new city power grids in the towns of Aybak and Pir Naghchir in the province of Samangan on Sunday. The new electricity grids will be able to supply up to 9,000 households in the provincial capital

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