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Etisalat Granted Afghanistan’s First 3G Licence

Private telecom company Etisalat Afghanistan will launch Afghanistan’s first 3G network after signing an agreement with the Afghan government on Monday. Afghanistan’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amirzai Sangin, said Etisalat was the first company to receive a 3G

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Etisalat Granted Afghanistan's First 3G Licence

Private telecom company Etisalat Afghanistan will launch Afghanistan’s first 3G network after signing an agreement with the Afghan government on Monday. Afghanistan’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amirzai Sangin, said Etisalat was the first company to receive a 3G

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Department of Economics Opened in Jowzjan, North of Afghanistan

A number of government and non-government officials is preventing the implementation of development projects in the Jowzjan province. Jowzjan Governor Mohammad Alam Saai on the occasion of the inauguration of the Economics Department in Jowzjan said that there are some

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Owner of Gulbahar Sentenced for Corruption

The business owner of Gulbahar Center and Towers, Gulbahar Habibi, and two of his associates were sentenced to six years in prison, while the head of a group of forgers was sentenced to 18 years, head of the Anti Corruption

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Gold, fuel up, sugar down in Kabul

Prices of gold, gas and petrol have increased and sugar declined during the outgoing week in Kabul, where rates of other daily essentials remained stable, retailers said on Thursday. Abdul Baseer, a jeweler in the Lecce-i-Maryam neighbourhood, told Pajhwok Afghan

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Afghanistan's Assembly Rejected 1391 Budget Plan

Afghanistan’s House of Representatives has declined the budget for fiscal year 1391 due to “imbalances” in the budget.  The budget has disregarded allocations for the development of different provinces of Afghanistan, according to the members of the House. Moreover, adequate

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Afghanistan’s Assembly Rejected 1391 Budget Plan

Afghanistan’s House of Representatives has declined the budget for fiscal year 1391 due to “imbalances” in the budget.  The budget has disregarded allocations for the development of different provinces of Afghanistan, according to the members of the House. Moreover, adequate

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Af-Pak Chamber of Commerce Opens in Karachi

The joint Afghanistan-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce has opened in Pakistan in a move to resolve transit issues between the countries and attract investors, the Afghan Chamber of Commerce deputy chief Khan Jan Alokozai said Sunday. The establishment of the joint

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Iranian company wins bid to establish Herat cement plant

An Iranian company was recognized as the winner of a bid to establish a cement factory in the western Herat province, an official said. “The Peshgaman Company of the Islamic Republic of Iran has won the bid to establish the

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Finance ministry to bring changes to budget

The finance ministry on Sunday promised bringing changes to the annual budget, hours after its rejection by an overwhelming majority of Wolesi Jirga, lower house, members. The national assembly refused to endorse the proposed accounts due to uneven allocations to

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Afghan Central Bank: Deposits safe in closed Iranian bank

Officials in the Afghan Central Bank (Da Afghanistan Bank) on Tuesday announced that the public deposits in the Kabul branch of the Iranian Aryan Bank is secure despite the license of the named bank was cancelled by the Iranian government.

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Fruit garden projects in pipeline in Samangan

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock plans to create hundreds of new fruit gardens in northern Samangan province, to help enhance economic conditions of the people, officials said on Saturday. The cash-crop gardens would be established over 250 acres

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USD 111 million Aid to Afghanistan from Japan

Japan has agreed to provide an aid of worth USD 111 million to Afghanistan for the purpose of various development and construction projects. The agreement was signed today between Afghanistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Jawid Ludin, and Reichiro Takahashi, Japan’s Ambassador

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Expansion and intensification of Afghan German Development Cooperation

Today, the Minister of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal (MoF), and Dirk Niebel, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of the Federal Republic of Germany, officially signed the summary record of the

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The Minister of Mines announces Oil Tender at the APPEX Conference

Afghanistan is seeking bidders for oil exploration and production in the Afghan-Tajik Basin of northern Afghanistan. H.E. Minister Wahidullah Shahrani, Minister of Mines of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, announced today at the APPEX Conference in London that Afghanistan is

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Saffron Suits Helmand's Climate

Trials over the past year to grow saffron in Helmand province have proved successful with the province’s climate suiting the plant well, the provincial director of the Department of Agriculture, Obaidullah Ahmadzai, said. The scheme also included some training for

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Saffron Suits Helmand’s Climate

Trials over the past year to grow saffron in Helmand province have proved successful with the province’s climate suiting the plant well, the provincial director of the Department of Agriculture, Obaidullah Ahmadzai, said. The scheme also included some training for

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First Afghan Russia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) Meeting

The first meeting of Afghan-Russia Joint Economic Commission was held on 1st -2nd March 2012 in Moscow, capital of Russia. The Afghan delegation was led by Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Finance and the Russian delegation was headed by Mr. Sergey Shmatko, Minister

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How Afghanistan Can Escape the Resource Curse

Until just a few weeks ago, serious talk about an Afghan economy based on natural resources seemed premature. But as Kabul inks more mining deals with international investors — it awarded two major tenders at the end of 2011 —

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EUCCA Inauguration in Afghanistan

The European Chamber of Commerce was inaugurated in Afghanistan at Kabul Serena. The ceremony was attended by H.E. Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Finance, H.E. Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi and EU Special Representative, Vygaudas Usackas.                The Chamber would work with the Afghan

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Investment in the Poultry Sector in Nangarhar

The Inter Ministerial Committee, the managing body of the Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development – Facility (CARD-F) in their first official trip to Jalalabad Province has participated in the signing of the contract for the Economic Development Package (EDP) designed

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Kidnappings Harming Business in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — Shour Niazi says the armed men who abducted him wore the uniforms of the National Security Directorate, the domestic intelligence agency. After hustling him into a waiting vehicle, the local businessman said his kidnappers placed a black

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Afghan carpets secure first position in Dubai exhibition

Afghan carpets were recognized as the best rugs and secured the first position during a Middle East exhibition in Dubai. The exhibition was organized from January 5, 2012 to February 5, 2012 and was participated by 14 countries. Afghan Commerce

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Afghan carpets secure first position in Dubai exhibition

Afghan carpets were recognized as the best rugs and secured the first position during a Middle East exhibition in Dubai. The exhibition was organized from January 5, 2012 to February 5, 2012 and was participated by 14 countries. Afghan Commerce

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Afghan carpets secure first position in Dubai exhibition

Afghan carpets were recognized as the best rugs and secured the first position during a Middle East exhibition in Dubai. The exhibition was organized from January 5, 2012 to February 5, 2012 and was participated by 14 countries. Afghan Commerce

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