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Ghazni collects 25% higher revenue compared to last year’s

The revenue department of southern Ghazni province has recorded a total revenue amount of 391mn AFN, which is 25% higher than last year’s returns. The revenue department head, Fida Mohammad Aziz, said last year Ghazni had collected 266mn AFN in

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Afghan woman entrepreneur: Fatema Akbari

Fatema Akbari is the owner of Gulistan Sadaqat Company, a furniture manufacturing business in Kabul. Founded in 2003, the business employs close to 100 Afghans, mostly women she has trained as carpenters. A widow herself, she prioritizes hiring women whose

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23 infrastructure projects completed in Ghor province

About 1900 families in Shahrak district of Ghor province had benefited from 23 infrastructure projects implemented by the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD). According to NSP Provincial Manager in Ghor province, these

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Russia to turn debts payable by Afghanistan into non-refundable aid

The Russian government has agreed to turn a long-standing debt owed by Afghanistan into an non-refundable aid. The announcement was made by Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Thursday following the conclusion of the 3rd joint session between Kabul and

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Afghan, Iran ink agreement in mining sector

Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to cooperate in the field of exploration and exploitation of mines in Afghanistan and its export to other countries. An agreement to that effect was signed between Afghan Minister of Mines Petroleum Dawood Shah Saba

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Afghanistan, Iran agree to form joint trade committee

Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to form a joint trade committee to further boost bilateral economic and trade ties. Afghan Minister of Commerce and Industries Homayun Rasa and Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadah agreed on

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Afghan Finance Minister meets EU special envoy

Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi met Franz Michael Melbin, European Union (EU) special envoy and head of the EU delegation to Afghanistan. According to a press release from Ministry of Finance (MoF), a number of issues were discussed in the

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30 Afghan civil servants learn budgeting methods for projects in provinces

Thirty planning and finance officers from various line departments and other institutions in Takhar province successfully completed their training in provincial budgeting processes. During the training they learned how to plan and manage development projects, write proposals for funding from

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Does the media do enough for environmental awareness in Afghanistan?

For a country like Afghanistan, with an economy dependent on agriculture for development, environmental protection is a pressing issue that needs to become part of the nation’s culture. This was the conclusion of this week’s Media Meeting in Kabul, hosted

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Construction work of Kandahar’s cricket stadium kicks off

The construction work of Kandahar cricket stadium was officially inaugurated on Monday with financial collaboration from the government of India. The Indian government had approved the construction of the stadium in mid-2014 at a cost of USD 1mn. “Excellency, in

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