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Afghan and Pakistani traders to promote economy through trade

The Paksitan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) was formed to promote business and commerce relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. According to the PAJCCI, despite existing political upheavals and sensitive socio-cultural issues, the desire for economic collaboration from

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Kunduz municipality revenues increased by over 12mn AFN this year

The Kunduz Municipality has recorded a revenue of 57 million AFN this year, compared with last year’s 45 mn AFN. The surge in revenue of over 12mn is attributed to the enhanced cooperation among government departments with the municipality. According

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Kabul Medical University and USAID to Introduce Bio Medical Engineering Technology Degree

USAID on Thursday announced a new engineering degree program with Kabul Medical University. Kabul Medical University (KMU) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) initiated the project at a ceremony on February 9. The program is designed to

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80% of Afghanistan is cleared of mines

Over 2.1 million mines have been discovered and destroyed all across Afghanistan since 1989, when demining organizations began their operations to clear the mines. According to a number of demining organizations, 80% of Afghanistan has been cleared of mines. By

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Afghan woman to receive the “International Women of Courage” award

Captain Nilofar Rahmani, the first female fixed-wing Afghan Air Force pilot in the history of Afghanistan, is among the recipients of the “International Women of Courage” award given annually by the U.S State Department. Ms. Rahmani will be among the

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Major highway left incomplete due to insufficient budget and security issues

The Turkish-American Company ECCI has refused to undertake construction of the Qaisar-Laman Road. A second meeting between the Afghan Ministry of Public Works and ECCI officials ended without an agreement over the contract. ECCI officials have asked for adequate security

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Construction of a welfare project begins in Kunar province

On Wednesday, March 4th, the inauguration of a welfare project’s construction in Kunar province was conducted. The project is funded by the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Shuja Almalik, the Acting Governor of Kunar,

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Bill Gates is the richest person on the planet, for the 16th time

According to the annual list published by Forbes magazine, Bill Gates whose estimated net worth stands at 79.2 billion dollars, is once again the richest person in the world. He has held this title 16 times in the last 21

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Italy Pledges 5 million Euros to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development

Italy is ready to contribute as much as 5 million Euros to the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. In a meeting with Nasir Ahmad Durrani, the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister, Luciano Pezzotti,

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Over 4,300 welfare projects completed in Herat province by NSP to date

The National Solidarity Program (NSP), which works within the framework of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), has implemented more than 4,354 development projects worth 4,608,703,166 AFN. The projects have helped address various problems of the community in

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Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development funds development projects in Baghlan

The Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) implemented 63 development projects in various districts of Khost through the National Solidarity Program (NSP). Costing 113, 881, 051 AFN, the projects were completed in Nahrin, Burka, Andarab, Khinjan, Khwaja Hijran

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Japan, UN-Habitat join hands to support Afghanistan’s Community-Led Urban Infrastructure Program

The Government of Japan will provide a total amount of USD20,000,000 of grant assistance to Afghanistan through UN-Habitat for its Community-Led Urban Infrastructure Program in five cities (Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif and Jalalabad). The program responds to the urgent needs

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Japan grants USD 3mn to support Afghanistan Road Corridor upgrade

The Government of Japan has approved a $3 million grant to Afghanistan for a project which will improve the country’s main north-south road corridor transport route. The agreement for the preparatory facility for the Salang Tunnel Project was signed today

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Afghan women ski championship ended on Sunday

Afghan women ski championship that was held in Lado village of Shaheedan area of Bamiyan province ended on Sunday. Masooda Hassani was the reigning champion with Ayena Ibrahimi and Zahra Ibrahimi ending up as first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively.

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Samsung S6 with curved screen unveiled

Samsung releases the next version of its Galaxy model with regular Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Both have pretty much the same specifications, but Galaxy S6 is sold at a little higher price. It has become the spotlight

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Salary payments through mobile phones now available to government employees

According to the Ministry of Finance, government employees can now receive their salaries through mobile phones. New Kabul Bank, Maiwand Bank and the Ministry of Finance have developed a mobile money platform and integrated it with the Afghan Wireless Communication Company

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President Ghani sets up a relief fund for avalanche victims

Last week, avalanches left at least 286 people dead across Afghanistan. The majority of the disaster took place in the mountainous province of Panjshir,  located a 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of Kabul. On Saturday, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani set up a

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Female teachers could receive up to $1,000 in wages in Paktika province

In the Afghan educational year of 1393 (2014), only seven girls graduated the 12th grade in the entire province of Paktika. While the lack of a secure educational environment in Paktika is a big reason for this, the lack of

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Azerbaijan eager to support Afghanistan as a partner

On Saturday, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Economy & Industry, Shahin Mustafayev in an official visit to Afghanistan met President Ghani at the presidential palace. The purpose of the visit was to discuss a mutually cooperative partnership between Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. Mr.

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Peace education curriculum for teacher training introduced all around Afghanistan with German support

A new peace education curriculum has been introduced all around Afghanistan at Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs). With support from the German government, Afghanistan’s Teacher Education Directorate (TED) is currently rolling out the curriculum, and over the past five days, over

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