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Afghanistan’s natural resources need further research and studying- Jawad Omar

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Mines says that the recent survey on the natural resources of Afghanistan by the U.S. Geological Survey is only a primary survey. A full detection of Afghanistan’s natural resources needs further research and studying. According to the

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Afghanistan’s Budget Deficit is rising

Afghanistan’s Central Statistic Organization (CSO) has expressed their concern about the widening budget deficit. Based on last year’s report from the Organization, the budget deficit stands at 70%. Although the government speaks of progress in the past decade, very little

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Newly-Constructed hostel for doctors at Tirinkot Hospital

A new hostel, funded by Australia, was inaugurated at the main hospital in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, on Saturday. The project cost USD 180,000 and was completed within 6 months. It will meet the requirements of many

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Bus Service to be Launched Soon between Kandahar and Quetta

Kandahar Transport Director Najibullah Ahmadi said that his department is making efforts to launch a new bus service between Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, and Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province. Ninety percent of the

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International Conferences on Afghanistan since the Past Decade

Afghanistan is the only country around the globe to have been seriously considered for discussion by countries worldwide on its various sectors-politics, economy and security. Fifteen global and regional conferences have been held for discussion on Afghanistan and over fifty

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Rare natural resources discovered in 24 regions of Afghanistan

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has completed 70% of survey for the purpose of detecting and obtaining information on Afghanistan’s natural resources. According to an official from USGS, Afghanistan is the only country where survey on minerals is carried out

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6 power projects to be installed in Ghor province

Funded by the rural rehabilitation and development department, the six power projects will be completed in about a year in western Ghor province. The projects are executed in various villages in Lal Sarjangal district, costing 19.4million afs. About 1,000 families

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Large imports stabilize consumer goods’ prices ahead of Ramadan

Prices of consumer products stabilize as Ramadan approached as a result of increase in imports. Price of a 50-kilogramme bag of Brazilian sugar was sold at 2,020 afs, similar quantity of Pakistani rice sold at 3,100 afs, and same quantity

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Pace Design-Afghanistan's First Designing Company

Pace Design is Afghanistan’s first interior design company established in 2010 and registered with Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA). Pace Design, a dedicated team of local and International interior designers, is a part of the Afghan-led Pace Group of Companies

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Pace Design-Afghanistan’s First Designing Company

Pace Design is Afghanistan’s first interior design company established in 2010 and registered with Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA). Pace Design, a dedicated team of local and International interior designers, is a part of the Afghan-led Pace Group of Companies

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Zabul Residents Protest in Kabul

Some residents of Zabul province in protest against the existence of corruption, land confiscation and the slow process of reconstruction in Zabul protested in Kabul before the National Assembly on Wednesday. The protestors criticized the lack of attention from the

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Kabul Road Works are Partners’ Pride

Emergency road repairs continue apace in Kabul, months after its harshest winter in 20 years but their ongoing significance goes much beyond a smoother ride for residents of the Afghan capital. The road works are a shining example of the

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Kabul Residents can pay their electricity bills via mobile phone

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and the Etisalat telecommunication company signed an agreement based on which Kabul resident can receive and pay their electricity bills via mobile phone. DABS officials say that this system is entirely transparent and prevents any

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Nangarhar Car Dealers halt hunger strike

Nangarhar car dealers called of their hunger strike on Tuesday. The car dealers first went on strike on June 3 against decision of the Cabinet on disassembling and selling parts of vehicles awaiting legal documents. The car dealers’ union decided

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Kabul Residents Complain about Food Price Inflation

Kabul residents are once again complaining about the food price inflation They are concerned that as the month of Ramadan is approaching, Afghan traders and shopkeepers are once again selling foods in high prices, and they do not know the

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Afghanistan’s problem is not Money but lack of Human Capital

Lack of professional individuals and proper management of projects are the main obstacles to the development of infrastructure in the country. Building, Water and Energy Consultant to the President Yusuf Pashtoon spoke in an international conference on infrastructure in Afghanistan

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AGO to investigate AISA Experts’ Resignation

The Council of Ministers referred the collective resignation of 7 AISA experts to Attorney General Office (AGO) for investigation. The experts include Baryalai Malyar, Omar Joya, Dr. Roohullah Ahmadzai, Ghulam Rabbai Mansoor, Suleiman Akbari, Mir Taufiq Ansari and Abdul Ghafar

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U.S. will not leave Afghanistan alone-Ryan Crocker

Ryan Crocker, the outgoing U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan, spoke on the collective achievements of the U.S. and Afghanistan since the past decade in his last press conference in Kabul. He stressed that continued U.S. economic and military aid will be

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Strong Will for fighting corruption does not exist in political offices- Ludin

High Office for Oversight and Anti-Corruption says that political offices in Afghan government lack a strong will for combating corruption. President of the High Office for Oversight and Anti-Corruption Dr. Azizullah Ludin called the release of two Attorney Generals who

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UAE opens a key pipeline bypassing Strait of Hormuz oil route

The United Arab Emirates has opened a 370km pipeline which bypasses the Strait of Hormuz, carrying oil from UAE’s western desert to a major oil storage hug on the east coast. The new pipeline would increase UAE oil exports by

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Funding delay for India’s Afghan Salma Dam project in Herat

Work on the Salma Project has been postponed due to procrastination on the part of New Delhi for not approving the revised cost for the Salma dam. The cost of the dam was initially estimated to be 3.5bn Rupees; however

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Foreign Institutions’ Method of Aid Expenditure will be monitored: Usmani

Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee say that from now on international community’s aid that is spent through foreign institutions will be seriously monitored. This is the first time ever that the Committee is taking a serious action on

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Financial Cooperation Pact Signed Between Kabul and US Embassy

A pact on financial assistance of worth USD 151m was signed between Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and US embassy today in Kabul. Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Javed Ludin appreciated America’s continued assistance and said, “America’s lifelong collaboration

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Investigations on the 7 resignees of AISA will Begin

High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption in Afghanistan says that the mass resignation of senior members of AISA office will be investigated. On Thursday, 7 high officials of Afghanistan Investment Support Agency, announced their resignations. Senior members of the resignees

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Political Will needed to combat corruption and to ensure accurate use of aid

Truth and Justice Party of Afghanistan asked the government to fight against corruption as a serious sign of strong political will to improve good governance through establishment of a strong political office. Hamidullah Faroqi, spokesperson to the Party, said in

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