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US Ambassador visits Kandahar to discuss ongoing partnership

U.S. Embassy Kabul Special Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Hugo Llorens visited Kandahar today and met with Kandahar Deputy Governors Abdul Hanan Munib and Haji Agha Lalai Dastagiri, and Provincial Chief of Police Lieutenant General Abdul Raziq. During the meetings, Ambassador Llorens

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New Engineering College for 720 students opens in Balkh

A new engineering college, accommodating up to 720 students,  has been officially opened in Balkh province. Located at the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) campus in Takhta-Pul in the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif, the college is built at

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Direct flights between Afghanistan & Qatar to launch soon

Afghanistan and Qatar have agreed to launch direct flights between the two countries by October of this year, according to a statement from the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA). The agreement was made at the meeting between a delegation of

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Afghan government to build 248 cold storage facilities

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) plans to build 248 cold storage facilities worth USD 40mn across Afghanistan in the next two years. Funded by the ministry’s development budget, the cold storage facilities have up to 50,000

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Afghan Wireless Launches Afghanistan’s First 4G/LTE Communications Network

Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC), Afghanistan’s first mobile communications company, announced the launch of the Afghan Wireless 4G/LTE Network—Afghanistan’s first and only 4G/LTE communications service. Kabul will be the first location in Afghanistan to receive AWCC’s 4G/LTE Service. The Kabul

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Indian company wins tender for CASA-1000 project

The Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) announced on Thursday that an Indian company has won the tender for the CASA-1000 power project which is expected to kick off soon. According to the officials, the Afghan government has outlined

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IWA slams Afghan government for failing to safeguard natural resources

The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) has once again flagged corruption as the biggest problem in Afghanistan’s mining sector. In their report the IWA members have highlighted some massive loopholes and inconsistencies in the figures provided by the government to Afghanistan’s

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ADB’s Board of Governors 50th annual meeting kicks off in Japan

The 50th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB)meeting kicked off on Thursday at the Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan. Over 5,000 delegates, including from North America and Europe, are expected to attend the meeting from 4 to 7

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Afghan national electricity company to launch monthly billing system

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national electricity company, plans to launch  monthly billing system. DABS officials said the company would hire more employees in order to successfully implement the new plan. A number of residents in Kabul have welcomed

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Afghan-India air cargo routes to start in two months

Draft plans for the Kabul-Delhi route and the Kandahar-Amritsar route have been prepared and the routes will start within two months, announced Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) on Tuesday. This comes as Afghanistan’s peak export season of fresh

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Afghan government to establish 46 more vocational training centers

The Afghan Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) said 46 more vocational training centers would be established in the near future. Presently, there are 45 vocational training schools across the country that are providing education to locals

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