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Afghan government signs $383mn National Fiber Network investment licensing contract

The investment licensing contract worth USD 383mn for the National Fiber Optic Network was signed on Sunday at the High Economic Council meeting chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. The contract was signed between the Afghan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA),

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Germany provides AFN 6.4bn in funds to Afghanistan

The Afghan government and the German KfW Development Bank signed a financial agreement on Thursday. As per the agreement Germany provides AFN 6.44 billion funds to the Afghan state. The budget will be allocated to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund

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Afghan government launches public financial management reform plan

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani officially launched the five-year ‘Public Financial Management Reform Plan” in Arg on Saturday. The plan is as per the promise made by the Afghan government to the international community at the London Conference. The Afghan government

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Government suspends bidding on magnetite and marble stone mines in Kandahar

Kandahar Governor Dr. Humayun Azizi announced on Tuesday that the bidding process and contract signing for two precious stone mines have been suspended due to insecurity in the area. Addressing a weekly meeting with the government officials and Provincial Council

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Opium cultivation declines in Afghanistan in 2015

According to an annual joint survey by the United Nations and Afghan government, opium cultivation in Afghanistan has dropped for the first time in six years in 2015. The survey showed a 19% decrease in cultivation to 452,200 acres, down

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Delay in government formation threatening the Afghan economy

The Afghan business community leaders have criticized the government for delay in forming the government. President Ashraf Ghani assumed power exactly four months ago and still has not been able to complete the formation of his government. He fired countless

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Outgoing President Karzai thanks the international community for their support

President Hamid Karzai expressed his gratitude to the international community for their support in rebuilding the war-torn country. He acknowledged Afghanistan would not have witnessed political, social and economic growth without the global community’s assistance and aid. Addressing members of

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Donors have not fulfilled their commitments made at the Tokyo Conference: Afghan Finance Minister

Afghan Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal said 16 out of 17 commitments made at the Tokyo Conference have been implemented. Zakhilwal made this statement at the annual accountability meeting of the Tokyo Conference board held in Kabul on Saturday. He

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Moving Policy from Paper to Practice

In July of 2013 the Government of Afghanistan revealed new incentives to attract domestic and foreign investment called Investment Promotion Policy during the Transitional Period. The incentives included providing land at almost no cost to industrialists, up to a seven-year

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EU demands Afghan government to tackle corruption

The European Union (EU) has called on the government to take necessary steps towards curtaining corruption and ensuring aid money is being spent on what is intended. This comes just day after Afghanistan was ranked in the top three most

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Government’s inattention to lives of mineworkers infuriates National Union of Afghanistan Workers

The National Union of Afghanistan Workers strongly criticized the Afghan government for their inattention to the lives of mineworkers. At a press conference in Kabul, Union Head Maaroof Qaderi cited government’s negligence as the main reason behind the deaths and

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Government's inattention to lives of mineworkers infuriates National Union of Afghanistan Workers

The National Union of Afghanistan Workers strongly criticized the Afghan government for their inattention to the lives of mineworkers. At a press conference in Kabul, Union Head Maaroof Qaderi cited government’s negligence as the main reason behind the deaths and

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Afghan-made power transformers are preferred over imported transformers

By Mohammad Naeem-Power transformers made by Afghans have attracted more customers due to their better quality. These transformers are made in Pol-e-Khumri, capital of Baghlan. “We make quality power transformers, and demand for Afghan made transfers is increasing every day,”

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Irrigation Projects Bring Hope to Shah Wali Kot Villages, Support for Afghan government Increases

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) answered the locals’ request for new development projects by completing a karez, an underground water-supply system, and a well project in Sha Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, Aug. 7. The karez

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Afghanistan waives off fines on US military customs

Afghanistan and the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have agreed to waive fines on the transport of military equipment. “The Cabinet of Ministers for the Government of Afghanistan has approved the Ministry of Finance’s recommendation to waive penalties and

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Government officials confer on “Afghanistan after 2014”

Afghan government officials gathered on Friday for the ” Afghanistan after 2014 and beyond” meeting. The meeting touched on topics of peace process, the upcoming presidential election, the security transition and reduction of foreign aid. With regards to the security

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Government officials confer on "Afghanistan after 2014"

Afghan government officials gathered on Friday for the ” Afghanistan after 2014 and beyond” meeting. The meeting touched on topics of peace process, the upcoming presidential election, the security transition and reduction of foreign aid. With regards to the security

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Government yet to complete development projects in Nangarhar

Residents and Provincial Council and Development Council officials from Nangarhar province criticized the government for failing to living up to its commitments. The Afghan government had promised to complete the construction of Behsood bridge and second lane of Kabul-Jalalabad-Torkham highways;

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Donors reiterate aid pledges to Afghan government

 The international community on Wednesday at the conference on the evaluation of Afghanistan’s commitments progress reaffirmed the aid pledges held out at last year’s Tokyo Conference. “Our international colleagues have once again renewed their commitment to 16 billion dollars assistance,

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Government yet to fulfill its promise of reconstructing the Band-e-Sultan Dam

Southern Ghazni’s residents urged the government to kick off the reconstruction work on the Band-e-Sultan Dam. The government had promised last year to initiate the reconstruction process, but they had failed to honor the promise, said the residents. The dam,

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8th SOK conducts first humanitarian aid mission

The 8th Special Operations Kandak (SOK) Commandos conducted its first humanitarian assistance operation in Sefid Khar-e-Gharbi Village, Tarin Kowt district, Uruzgan province, March 26. The villagers and local Afghan National Police were receptive to the efforts as adults were given

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Turkmenistan’s New Year gift to Afghanistan

Turkmenistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Haji Yuf Wafa in his visit to Jawzjan announced the reconstruction of the Aqina port road to the provincial officials. He also announced the establishment of two power sub-stations on the border to solve the electricity

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Japan donates USD 116.9mn for 4 projects

Japan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Hiroshi Takahashi signed a fresh contract worth USD 116.9mn with Afghan Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul for four key projects. The projects include rehabilitation and expansion of aircraft parking space at Kabul airport and water

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Afghanistan-Turkey 92nd anniversary of Friendship Treaty

The 92nd anniversary of the signing of the Afghanistan-Turkey Treaty of Friendship is celebrated at a time when relations between the two countries enjoy unprecedented strength and stability. The close friendship between the nations of the two countries has a

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USAID suspends work on the rehabilitation of Darunta Dam

The United States Agency for International Development said Sunday that it had suspended the rehabilitation project of the Darunta Hydroelectric Power Plant in eastern Nangarhar province. According to the USAID official Mike Dempsey, the project is suspended due to the

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