Russia illuminating its presence in Afghanistan
Spokesperson for the Russian Embassy, Stepan Anikeev, during his visit in Kabul said: “We want to enlarge our role in Kabul. It is not only for Afghanistan, but for our own goals.”
A report by The Washington Post claims Russia is seeking to enhance development activities in Afghanistan as a counterexample to US aid projects in the country that are criticized as “wasteful” and “misguided” by the Afghans.
According to the report, Russia plans to rehabilitate a list of 140 Soviet-era projects in Afghanistan. The Kabul Housebuilding Factory, the country’s largest manufacturing facility, was the first to receive assistance last fall: $25 million in new equipment.
The Afghan government made public a message from Vladimir Putin marking the Islamic New Year.
“I am certain that friendly ties and cooperation between Russia and Afghanistan in the future will add to the goodness and welfare of our people,” Putin said in the message to Karzai.
Wahidullah Shahrani told a news conference in Kabul that the US would invest USD 297 million in establishing coal energy
A 45-km road is being asphalted in western Herat province at an estimated cost of USD 9million. Funded by the