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Italy grants USD 1.2mn for Afghan Heritage Preservation, Development in Bamiyan

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will implement a USD 1.2mn project aimed at the conservation and development of Afghan heritage in Shar-e-Gholgholah of Bamiyan province. The grant will be provided by the Italian government. Afghan Minister for

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New bridge to be built in Sar-e-Pul province

Local officials of the Sar-e-Pul province have reported about the deterioration of the province’s historical bridge called Pul-e-Khishti. The bridge was built during the reign of Sultan Mohammad Baiqara 600 years ago. Deputy Municipal Eng. Sayed Jalal Sadid said a

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Ghazni speeding up its development schemes

Ghazni is preparing itself for next year’s ceremony when the province will be officially receiving its title as the center for Islamic Culture and Civilization, which was awarded to them in 2007 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural

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Minister Rahim vows to repair ancient sites in Kandahar

Visiting the southern city of Kandahar, Information and Culture Minister Makhdom Rahim vowed to repair damaged monuments. The minister, accompanied by local government officials and elders, examined historic places including Ahmad Shah Baba’s shrine and “Orange Palace” in old Kandahar

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Delay in reconstruction of historic sites in Ghazni

Local authorities find the completion of reconstruction of Ghazni’s historic monuments impossible. The province’s head of Information and Culture links the incompletion of the project to the delay in the beginning of the work. While Minister of Information and Culture

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