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17-km road to be built in Kandahar

A  17-km road , connecting Kandahar Airport to the central city, is to be built to develop the area’s transportation system. Kandahar Governor Toryalai Wesa said the road would be completed within two years and would be equipped with street

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France pledges USD 21mn for reconstruction projects in Kapisa

An agreement was signed between Afghanistan and France whereby USD 21mn is pledged for implementation of reconstruction projects in central Kapisa province. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal said the aid would go towards implementation

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US to donate USD 300mn in aid to Afghanistan over the next five years

As Afghanistan is going into a political and economic transition, the US government considers providing almost USD 300mn in new aid programs to the war-torn country. According to Bloomberg, USD 92mn of the aid would be earmarked for education programs

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Work on major highway in Khost province begins

Construction work on the Khost-Ghulam Khan highway, the third most important border crossing point between Pakistan and Afghanistan, has officially begun in Khost province. Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi told Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) the project would take 17 months to

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Afghanistan to expand key Salang Highway

Afghan Public Works Ministry has launched a fundamental development plan for the Salang Highway, Afghanistan’s main link between northern and southern Afghanistan crossing the Hindukush mountain range. The announcement was made at the National Conference on Development of Salang Highway

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New extension building for Department of Education in Faizabad

The Afghan Department of Education (DoE) inaugurated its new administrative extension building in Faizabad. The additional office space will improve the education department’s capacity and ability to provide for the basic educational needs of students in Faizabad and the 27

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Afghan residents fund construction of road after municipality ignores requests

Residents of the Sancharak district of northern Sar-e-Pul province pooled money to construct a 4-km road after the district municipality did not act upon their repeated requests. Connecting the Frashqan  village to the district center, the road is built at

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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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New road being built in Tirinkot

A new 20-km road is being built between Tirinkot, capital of Uruzgan province, and Dehrawud district. Funded by the Ministry of Public Works (MoPW), the projects would be completed over the next eight months at a cost of 414 million

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Swedish Committee to launch 14mn AFN projects in Dehdadi district of Balkh province

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan will spend more than 14 million Afghanis in Dehdadi district of northern Balkh province, as the Northern Rural Project (NRP) officially extended in the province. SCA will implement the infrastructure and vocational training projects proposed by the

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New bridge linking three districts with the capital opens in Uruzgan province

A 45m long and 7m wide bridge has been built over a river in the Sarkhom area on the outskirts of Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province. The bridge links Tirinkot with three districts: Deh Rawud, Charchino and Sarab.

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Japan to pledge USD 30mn to maintain Afghanistan's main highways

Japan has promised to purchase USD 30mn worth of equipments needed for road maintenance projects in Afghanistan’s natural disaster prone areas. The equipments include grader, loader, excavator, dump trucks and snow clearing machinery. Afghan Public Works Ministry officials said the

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Japan to pledge USD 30mn to maintain Afghanistan’s main highways

Japan has promised to purchase USD 30mn worth of equipments needed for road maintenance projects in Afghanistan’s natural disaster prone areas. The equipments include grader, loader, excavator, dump trucks and snow clearing machinery. Afghan Public Works Ministry officials said the

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Afghan Air Force shows glimmers of hope for Afghanistan's security

US defense officials expressing optimisms towards the impressive progress of the Afghan Air Force said Pentagon is primarily focusing to take further steps in a bid to enable Afghan Air Force protect the country in the future. While speaking during

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Afghan Air Force shows glimmers of hope for Afghanistan’s security

US defense officials expressing optimisms towards the impressive progress of the Afghan Air Force said Pentagon is primarily focusing to take further steps in a bid to enable Afghan Air Force protect the country in the future. While speaking during

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Germany to continue assisting Afghanistan in infrastructure development

Germany has promised continued assistance in the reconstruction process of Afghanistan. “Our assistance will not end. We will continue supporting Afghanistan beyond 2014 in its various sectors, including infrastructure development,” said Deputy Ambassador Oliver Owcza. On 11th of May two

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New governor’s office launched in Nangarhar

Governor Gul Agha Sherzai, Indpendent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and other officials laid the foundation stone of the governor’s new office in Nangarhar province. The building would be at a cost of 26.5mn AFN, having 42 rooms with all

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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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Twenty new school buildings to establish in Samangan province

By Kamaluddin Kohsan Officials of the Education Department in Samangan province said that about 20 new schools buildings would be established this year. “The structures would be built in the capital city and districts of Samangan province with financial collaboration

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New building for the Tribal Affairs Department inaugurated in Kunduz

A new building for the Department of Borders and Tribal Affairs was inaugurated in northern Kunduz province. Funded by the Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs, the two-story structure is built at a cost of 11mn AFN. The structure consists

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New bridge constructed in Laghman

A new bridge has been constructed over the Alishang River in Gonapal district of Laghman province with financial collaboration from the US Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). The 97m long and 15m wide bridge would help solve the transportation problems of

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New AISA compound to be built in Khost

A new compound for the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) branch in Khost would be constructed soon, said Governor Abdul Jabar Naemi. The two-story building would help facilitate the Agency’s activities and encourage people to invest in Khost. Mr. Naemi

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Logar roads turned into ruins

About 70% of the roads in central Logar province have been damaged, said residents. Heavy snow and rainfall, landmines and heavy vehicles, were cited as the main reasons for the shabby conditions of the roads. The residents alleged that the

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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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Taloqan city to have its first parking lot

Taloqan, Takhar’s capital city, will have its first ever parking lot, said officials. “The parking lot will cover 200 square meters of land, with space enough to fit 90 vehicles. The project will be completed in the next three months,”said

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