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$40mn greenery project inaugurated in capital Kabul

A major greenery project worth USD 40mn was formally inaugurated in capital Kabul on Saturday by Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Information and Culture, Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs, Afghanistan Independent Land Authority,

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Afghan women gain job skills through engineering internship program

Four women graduated from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Afghan Women Engineering Internship Program, becoming the fourth group of qualified engineering interns who have strengthened their chances of landing a job in their chosen field. The program,

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AISA highlights challenges facing the private sector

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) head, Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, highlighted the major issues facing the private sector and called on the government to draft comprehensive economic policies in cooperation with private sector. Addressing a press conference in Kabul on

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5 Reasons why your company needs to have fewer meetings

By: AJ Agrawal CEO, Alumnify Efficiency is one of the most important assets of any business. The ability to be productive and make good use of time and resources is critical for a company’s success long term, and important for

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UN’s appeal for $393mn humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

The United Nation’s humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan, Mark Bowden, and the country’s chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, launched an appeal on Wednesday for USD 393mn in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in a live national television broadcast. The 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan

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Afghan government committed to improving local products

Afghan traders informed President Ashraf Ghani of the increase in exports of dry and fresh fruits from Afghanistan. President Ghani said the boost in exports of Afghan products was a victory for Afghan traders and the country. According to the

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33 infrastructure projects completed in Kabul province

Funded by the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), 33 infrastructure projects were implemented in various districts of capital Kabul. The projects were completed at a total cost of AFN 36,933,000 in the

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Indian cabinet approves a revised cost of $142.25m in connection with Afghan Parliament building

The Indian cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, gave its ex-post facto approval for completing of the Afghan Parliament building in Kabul at a revised project cost of Rs. 969 crore which is equivalent to USD 142.25mn.

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USAID partners with Afghanistan to establish affordable healthcare

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Public Health announced a partnership that will enable the Afghan government to better identify local revenue streams in order to provide sustainable, affordable health services to its citizens.

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MoU signed to enhance cooperation in mining sector between Afg, Iran, Germany

In order for Afghanistan to reap benefit of its vast natural resources well-trained mining professionals and developing international networks are necessary to connect with peer researchers and teachers to exchange know-how. In addition, the security situation in Afghanistan makes it

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NPC approves 2 contracts, cancels 4 road contracts

The National Procurement Committee in a meeting on Saturday approved two contracts worth 600mn AFN, cancelled four roads construction contracts and rejected a contract belonging to the Ministry of Defense (MoD). One of the approved contracts belonged to the Da

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Afghan government signs 2 agreements worth $128mn with World Bank

The World Bank signed two grant agreements worth USD 128mn with Afghan Ministry of Finance on Saturday. According to a statement from the Finance Ministry, the grants are allocated for two projects: USD 45mn for the On-Farm Water Management Project

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Afghan farmers break historical record in soybean production

Last year proved to be a record breaking year for the production of soybean in Afghanistan. Nutrition and Education International (NEI), in partnership with Afghan farmers produced 4,000 tons of soybean. This is a one hundred percent increase of soybean

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Kandahar traders approach Turkey to expand Afghan trade to Europe

Traders in southern Kandahar province urged the Turkish envoy, Ali Sait Akin, to help Kandahar dried and fresh fruits reach Europe markets through Turkey. Akin was visiting Kandahar province upon invitation from the Kandahar Chamber of Commerce in Kandahar city,

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20 mind-blowing facts about the world economy

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Sale of USD 15mn, 220mn Pakistani Rs by Afghan Central Bank

The central bank of Afghanistan, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), has announced to sell USD 15mn and 220mn Pakistani Rupees on Saturday. DAB requested qualified dealers and commercial banks who already have kept one million and five hundred thousand Afghanis as

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NUG working on establishing the first women’s university in Kabul

First Lady Rula Ghani announced on Wednesday that the National Unity Government had been working to build the first-ever women’s university in capital Kabul. Addressing a press conference in Kabul, Rula Ghani said the initiative would help girls who are

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Flood protection facilities provided to villages in Badakhshan

Four villages located in one of Badakhshan’s most vulnerable areas for natural disasters were provided with flood protection facilities on Wednesday. The 6.4mn AFN German-funded facilities included two protection walls and irrigation canals in Khasar and Khurdakan villages and two

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120 Afghan engineers enhance their skills for designing infrastructure projects

More than 120 engineers from six northern Afghan provinces completed a German-funded course to enhance their drawing and designing skills for infrastructure projects. The engineers are now able to read and use building codes in all infrastructure areas. Their deepened

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Takhar lemon flooding Afghan markets

Orchard owners in northern Takhar province are enjoying a good season of lemon this year. With the establishment of lemon orchards in the province, the production of lemon has increased unprecedentedly. The new lemon orchards were established in Yangi Qala,

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Maintenance Cash Grant Project starts in Laghman province

Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durrani, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) formally inaugurated the Maintenance Cash Grant Project (MCG) under the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the ministry in Laghamn province on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by Laghman

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Taliban demands “protection tax” from Afghan telecom companies

The Taliban has issued an edict whereby a hefty sum of “protection tax” is demanded from Afghan telecom companies. According to the Agence France-Presse (AFP), the demand was made by the Taliban central leadership from representatives of four cellular companies

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AISA slams government for failing to boost investment

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) have slammed the government for failing to remove the obstacles facing investment in the country. Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday, AISA chief Mohammad Qurban Haqjo said the government did not take

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World Bank faces rivalry from newly launched AAIB

China has once again shown its economic strength and solidifies its global status by launching the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AAIB), which is viewed as a rival to the World Bank. The AAIB aims to rebalance the global development finance

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Afghan company exports technology

BlueSonic, the first Afghan computer manufacturing factory, has begun exporting its products across the region. According to the officials, the company exports computers and smartphones to Pakistan, Ethiopia and Central Asia. Founded in 2012, BlueSonic is the first and only

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