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ADB pledges $300mn for Afghanistan’s infrastructure development

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has pledged to provide USD 300mn to support infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. According to ADB officials, reconstruction of highways and building a solar power generation facility in eastern Nangarhar province are part of the projects.

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Tonnage scales on the highways shut down

The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) announced that the tonnage scales installed on the highways to weigh freight vehicles have now been shut down. This comes as many traders and truck drivers had become skeptical of the scales and claimed

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Afghan Finance Ministry signs USD 220mn contract with ADB on road projects

A contract worth USD 220mn was signed between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Afghan Finance Ministry on the development and expansion of Afghanistan’s linking roads. The contract includes reconstruction of the 178km Dara-Suf to Yakawlang highway, preliminary survey of

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Afghanistan’s major highways need repairs

The Kabul-Herat highway, which is the biggest highway system in Afghanistan, has deteriorated just months after its renovation. The highway was built 6 years ago and connects Kabul to southern Kandahar province and Kandahar to western Herat province. Economic and

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Wheat production in Badghis has more than doubled this year

Adequate rainfall, absence of plant disease and distribution of improved seeds have boosted wheat yield in northwestern Badghis province. With production standing at 96,000 metric tons compared to 38,000 tons last year, this year’s production has more than doubled. Farmers,

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Kazakhstan to invest in Afghanistan’s infrastructure

Kazakhstan has expressed interest in investing in Afghanistan’s infrastructure in a bid to increase trade activity between the two countries. “In consideration of Afghanistan’s needs for access to central Asian markets and the reliance of Kazakhstan on central Asia and

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Kazakhstan to invest in Afghanistan's infrastructure

Kazakhstan has expressed interest in investing in Afghanistan’s infrastructure in a bid to increase trade activity between the two countries. “In consideration of Afghanistan’s needs for access to central Asian markets and the reliance of Kazakhstan on central Asia and

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Heavy loaded trucks benefit weighbridge officials

A number of truck drivers have accused weighbridge officials in eastern Laghman province of demanding bribes in return for allowing overloaded trucks to pass through. Qararuddin, an oil tanker, said he paid 500 AFN to the truck scale staff each

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Government increases security measures on major highways leading to Mazar-e-Sharif

Police force in Baghlan and Samangan provinces has adopted security measures on the highways leading to Mazar-e-Sharif, where many Afghans travel for the celebration of Nawroz (New Year). Checkpoints in several parts of the highways have been set up. With

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