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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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Russia Underscored to Continue its Support to Afghanistan

Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin in his meeting with the Head of Afghanistan’s Upper House, Fazl Aadi Muslimyar, emphasized on his country’s continuous support to Afghanistan. “Russia’s emergency department has previously helped Afghanistan with 3,000 tons of wheat,” said

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AISA Officials Resign over Corruption

Six high ranking officials at Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) resigned due to endemic corruption in the organization. Rohullah Ahmadzai, Investment Promotion Director   Baryalai Malyar, Industrial Parks Promotion Director   Mohammad Omar Joya, Research and Policymaking Director  Ghulam Rabbani Mansori, Licensing

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Work on Managi Dam in Kunar to be launched Soon

Minister of Water and Energy Ismael Khan announced on Thursday that the survey for the Managi Dam in Pech District of eastern Kunar Province was completed and works would be launched within two weeks. The project would cost USD 3m

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Inauguration of New Building for Agriculture Faculty in Herat

A new building for agriculture faculty of Herat University was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Minister of Higher Education, Obaidullah Obaid, local officials of Herat, and Head of American Council. Minister Obaid called the establishment of the new building for

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Herat roads to be asphalted for USD 31.6m

Two contracts for asphalting two roads in heart, measuring more than 100km, has been signed by Public Works Minister Najibullah Awjhun with an Afghan-Chinese construction company on Wednesday. The projects would cost USD 31.6m. The 57.5 km road between Ghorian

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Afghanistan to have a stable economic development in the future

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) called on the government to take practical steps for establishing good governance and combating corruption and drug trafficking in line with the economic reforms. Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, Chief Operating Staff of ACCI, said

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