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Japan commits $15.6m to preventing spread of preventable diseases in Afghanistan

The Government of Japan signed an agreement on Tuesday to donate USD 15.6 million with the aim to help eradicate polio and prevent the spread of other vaccine-preventable diseases in Afghanistan. The funds will support efforts by the UN children’s

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US spent Almost $500 million to mine oil, gas, and minerals in Afghanistan

The continuing slump of crude prices has affected not only the oil and gas companies, but also nations who have invested millions and/or billions to extract oil and gas at known mining spots in the Middle East. Afghanistan is amongst

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Kabul electricity could be restored in 8 hours

Officials of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national electricity company, said on Tuesday its technical team could restore supply of electricity to Kabul in eight hours if the team was allowed to begin work in northern Baghlan province. The

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New NGO to steer German supported Afghan-schools in Kabul

A new NGO, the Afghan Education for Excellence Organization (AEFEO), will work to improve the quality of three schools funded by Germany in Kabul: Jamhuriat, Amani and Aisha-e-Durani. The three educational institutions have been granted a high level of independence

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Afghan experts, policy makers agreed on encouraging private investment in renewable energy

In an ongoing effort to speed up and sustain private investments in the renewable energy sector, the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and the Ministry of Economy (MoEc) on 14th February 2016 held a one-day meeting on “Enabling Private

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Lapis Lazuli railroad project to be completed in 3 months

The Lapis Lazuli railroad project is slated for inauguration in the next two to three months. The announcement was made by Mohammad Shakir Kargar, president’s advisor on Central Asian Affairs, during his visit to the Aqina port on the Turkmenistan

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First ‘Silk Road’ train arrives in Iran from China bypassing Afghanistan

The first ‘Silk Road’ train arrived in Tehran, Iran from eastern Zheijang province bypassing Afghanistan. The 9,500km journey through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan took 14 days, which was 30 days shorter than the sea voyage from Shanghai to the Iranian port

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