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India Funds Projects Worth $4mn in Balkh

The foundation stones for two major  projects worth around  $4 million were laid in northern Balkh province by Indian ambassador to Afghanistan on Wednesday.  The projects were a standard cricket ground and construction of 8.2 kilometers of road in Mazar-e-Sharif

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Afghan construction companies lose $222mn in 4 years

The Construction Companies Union (CCU) of Afghanistan claim that the construction sector has suffered USD 220mn in losses during the past four years and 100,000 employees of the sector have been left unpaid. Addressing the 10th annual conference “Construction Business

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Afghan Government signs 18 agreements with local construction companies

Afghan Ministry of Public Works signed 18 construction projects’ agreements with local construction companies on Tuesday. The projects include road and bridge construction that will be implemented in Baghlan, Nooristan, Nimroz, Khost, Pakisa and Ghazni provinces. Of the 18 projects,

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Pakistan’s cement exports to Afghanistan plunge

According to All Pakistan Cement Manufacturing Association (APCMA), exports of cement from Pakistan to Afghanistan have fallen year-on-year during the first quarter of Pakistan’s fiscal year. Cement exports to Afghanistan currently comprise 50% of Pakistan’s cement exports. For the first

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Pakistan's cement exports to Afghanistan plunge

According to All Pakistan Cement Manufacturing Association (APCMA), exports of cement from Pakistan to Afghanistan have fallen year-on-year during the first quarter of Pakistan’s fiscal year. Cement exports to Afghanistan currently comprise 50% of Pakistan’s cement exports. For the first

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Services and construction sector declining in Kabul, Mazar and Kandahar-ACCI report

According to a recent report by the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) with collaboration from a German organization, construction and service sector have slowed down in Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif and Kandahar City this year, compared with 2012. The manufacturing

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Afghan Public Works Ministry signs 8 road construction contracts

Public Work Ministry has signed 8 contracts on road construction projects in 4 provinces. Deputy Minister Mohammad Akbar Barekzai said the projects were funded by the World Bank. Costing USD 7 million, the projects include road graveling and asphalting in

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Municipality halts construction of illegal buildings in Khost city

The Municipality department has halted construction work on several building that were being built illegal and against required engineering standards. Head of the engineering department at the Municipality Ghulam Rassould said the work on more than 20 unauthorized buildings that

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Second phase of the Bamyan-Wardak road construction begins

Work on the second phase of the Bamyan-Wardak highway has begun and is expected to be completed in a year, said Public Works officials. The project involves construction of a 500m long tunnel, bridges, culverts, protection walls and galleries along

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Finance Ministry’s new efforts towards enhancing investment in Afghanistan

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal discussed the policy draft on how to encourage investment with the Council of Ministers on Tuesday. Attracting investment, preventing capital flight, creating more jobs and lessening people’s concerns about the economic slowdown are the main

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Who is Hareef Construction?

In the last 30 days, over $70 million USD in construction projects for Afghanistan have been awarded to companies. This information is not easy to find so I summarized it in the link below: http://constructionafghanistan.blogspot.com/p/construction-tenders-and-bids-in.html I was able to find

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Training to Afghan architects on construction codes

Trainings will be provided to 200 architects on Afghanistan’s buildings codes—a legally binding set of norms for construction, which were finalized last year with technical assistance from Turkish engineers. Head of  the Department of Afghanistan’s Norms and Standards Popalzai Popal

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Afghanistan’s economic issues must be seriously considered- Ahmadzai

Head of the Afghan Transition Commission Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai warned about the potential threats Afghanistan might face, if significant attention is not paid towards Afghanistan’s economic and investment conditions. He cited the rising youth population, the widespread unemployment and the

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Turkmenistan hosts conference on Afghanistan’s development

n-TurkemniTurkmen Foreign Ministry hosted a conference on Monday on measures to assist Afghanistan, according to the Central Asia Times. The attendees included the national coordinators and representatives of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Italy, Germany,

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US citizen arrested on corruption charges in Afghanistan

Elton Maurice McCabe, a resident of Louisiana, was arrested on Thursday on corruption charges related to sub-contracting works in Afghanistan. Court documents claim that McCabe used the bribe he receives from subcontractors to pay for personal family expenses. According to

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Khanshen sees no reconstruction works despite security improvement

The security issue in the Khanshen district in southern Helmand province has improved, but uplift projects are yet to be implemented. According to the Pajhwok Afghan News, 158 policemen are deployed in the district with an additional 100 policemen from

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As NATO Nears Exit, Construction Dries Up

Jalalabad Road, the heart of what might be called the Afghan capital’s military-industrial complex, has also become the place where heavy construction equipment comes to die. Lined with Afghan and NATO military facilities and the contracting firms that serve them,

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Plan for water supply project in Kabul is completed

According to officials of New Kabul project, implementation of a water supply project will be initiated in the coming year. The project’s executive director Eng. Ghulam Hassan Hassanzada informed about the completion of the plan for the project at a

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German delegation exploring investment opportunities in Afghanistan

A 15-member German delegation, including representatives of manufactures of military equipment, water research, information technology, engineering goods, construction materials, aviation and environment-friendly energy, visited Kabul on Sunday. The members attended a conference on Afghan-German trade links and are expected to

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Afghanistan’s National Construction Codes

Afghanistan’s building codes were finalized and approved by the Norms and Standards Department of Afghanistan on Sunday with technical assistance from Turkish engineers. The building codes are a set of norms for construction which will be applicable in architecture plans,

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5 Uplift Projects to Launch Soon in Afghanistan

Ministry of Public Works signed five uplif t projects agreements with different construction companies in Kabul. Deputy Minister of Public Works, Najibullah Ozhan, signed the agreement with the companies if Ilyas-Wais, Nawi Bahar, Sahak, Sunat Emran-e-Sabz and Killid-e-Tellaye. As per

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