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Almond production quadruples in Samangan, prices edge down

Almond production has increased four times over the last year in northern Samangan province while prices have declined. The total yield of almond is estimated at 2,000 tons in 2016, compared with last year’s 500 tons. According to Pajhwok Afghan

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Power transmission line inaugurated in Deh Sabz

A power transmission line, with a capacity of 4.6MW, was officially inaugurated in Deh Sabz district of Kabul on Saturday. The project will provide electricity to 2,500 families in Tara Khail, Qala Zareen, Deh Yahya and Aqa Mohammad Khan villages

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Afghanistan, Iran agree to create a transit corridor

Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to create a transit corridor to help turn Chabahar port city into an exports and imports hub. The agreement was signed between Iranian Deputy Economy Minister and Head of the Customs Administration Masoud Karbasian and

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Resolute Support updates its Contracting in Afghanistan Guidelines

New FAQ for military contractors. Resolute Support has issued a new version of its Contracting in Afghanistan BSA/SOFA Guidelines, available here. More information about licensing, visas, weapons permits and taxes is available here, with supporting documents here. Business license renewal options.

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Electricity remains consistent in Kandahar City and Lashkar Gah during summer upgrades to Kajaki

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the national electricity utility company of Afghanistan, informs its customers that beginning August 10 the power that Kandahar and Lashkar Gah residents are receiving comes from an alternative source of fuel purchased by DABS to

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USAID, Afghan government team up to offer Afghan women internship opportunities

The United States Agencey for International Development (USAID) has partnered up with the Afghan government to support President Ghani’s job stimulus initiative through the Promote-Women in Economy (WIE) program and Promote-Women in Government (WIG). The two programs will place young

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Work on construction of water distribution network launched in Nimroz

Construction work on a water distribution network in Kang district of Nimroz province was officially inaugurated on Monday. The project is funded by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development at a total cost of AFN 8,968,910. The inauguration ceremony

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Afghanistan, Iran to re-launch joint economic commission

Afghanistan and Iran are set to re-launch the meeting of the joint economic commission which was halted for four-years. Co-chaired by Iran’s Minister of Interior Abdul Reza Rahmani and Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi, the two-day meeting is slated for

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Afghan government launches public financial management reform plan

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani officially launched the five-year ‘Public Financial Management Reform Plan” in Arg on Saturday. The plan is as per the promise made by the Afghan government to the international community at the London Conference. The Afghan government

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Young Afghans launch campaigns to ban Pakistani currency in Paktia province

Dozens of young Afghan men have launched campaigns against Pakistani currency which is used in most transactions in eastern and southeastern provinces. The campaigners are raising awareness about disadvantages of using foreign countries inside Afghanistan and they chant slogans like

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Food prices go down in Kabul following rise in Afghani currency value

Prices of certain food items have decreased as the Afghani currency appreciated against two foreign currencies during the outgoing week: US dollar and Pakistani Rupees. Items Prices before Current prices 49-kg bag of Pakistani sugar 2,500 AFN 2,460 AFN 16-liter

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New hospital for 30,000 people in Takhar

A newly constructed Comprehensive Health Centre (CHC) in Takhar’s Khaja-Bahauddin district was officially handed over to the province’s Department of Public Health (DoPH) on Monday. The new hospital will provide health care services to approximately 30,000 people living in the

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How a General helped increase value of Afghani currency against US dollar

Sarai Shahzada, Afghanistan’s largest money exchange market in capital Kabul, witnessed a drastic decline in US dollar value against the Afghani today. The Afghani currency was  lingering at close to 70 AFN against the US dollar for months. Today, the

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Internship program for young women starts in Takhar province

An internship program for young educated women in the civil service of Takhar province was officially started today. The program is based on a similar activity that took place in Badakhshan last year which enabled a majority of the participants

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Afghan government signs 86 mining contracts with private companies

The Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum has signed 86 mining contracts with different private sector companies during the past four months. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Kabul, Ministry spokesperson Mohaiuddin Noori said 86 contracts for small and

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2015-2016, a new chapter in Afghanistan’s fight against corruption

Afghanistan is the second most corrupt country in the country, according to the recent Corruption Perceptions Index for 2015. The NUG is committed to fighting corruption that has plagued the nation and has hampered growth. The government has shown noticeable

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Efforts underway to ban Pakistani Rupees in Afghanistan

Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Afghanistan’s central bank, endeavors to ban usage of Pakistani Rupees in Afghanistan. Currently, Pakistani Rupees (known as ‘Kaldar’ in Afghanistan), is commonly used in southern provinces of Afghanistan including Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan and Zabul provinces. Economic

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Arabic firm to improve Kabul municipality services

The Kabul municipality signed four contracts on Monday with an Arabic firm, Khateeb and Alami, to improve services of the municipality. The contracts will focus on establishment of bridges and roads, arrangement of transportation services, cleaning and maintenance of Kabul

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