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Conflict between two firms has stopped work on Almar Dam

Work on Almar Dam has halted as a result of conflict between an Afghan and a foreign firm over the division of the work, said Faryab Governor The Almar Dam has a capacity to irrigate more than 30,000 hectares of

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Work on asphalting Herat city’s roads resumes

Herat’s Municipal Mohammad Salim Taraki said 40 kilometers of roads would be blacktopped by next year at a total cost of 749mn AFN. He added the project would be funded by the Municipality budget. Meanwhile, some residents find this move

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Hydropower project launched in Takhar province

Funded by the National Solidarity Program (NSP), a power project has been launched in the Khosti area of Baharak district in northern Takhar province. According to the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Eng. Raz Mohammad Faiz, the project is implemented at

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Afghan government to improve educational institutes in Maidan Wardak

The Ministry of Education announced Thursday to reconstruct buildings and boundary walls for 56 schools in Maidan Wardak province. Costing USD 400,000 the structures would be built this academic year, said Governor Attaullah Khogyani. He added the Ministry has also

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2,300 Families profit from new Irrigation Infrastructure in Baghlan Province

On 27th March 2013, new irrigation infrastructure was inaugurated and put into use in Baghlan province. An estimated 13,800 people, or 2,300 families, will profit from the improvements. A total of AFN 3,403,150.00 (USD 64,000) was invested in 22 small

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Development projects implemented in Takhar

The government implemented more than 200 uplift projects in the northern province of Takhar in the past one year. These projects were executed under the National Solidarity Program (NSP) at a total cost of more than 82mn AFN, with 10%

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Land granted to Ministry of Higher Education for building Helmand University

The Council of Ministers agreed to transfer 75 acres of land from the ownership of the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry for Higher Education to build the Helmand University. According to the press release, the Council of Ministers instructed

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Balkh’s economic achievements in 1391

Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor said Balkh’s revenue had witnessed a 35% increase last year. Several reconstruction projects were successfully implemented. The city airport—named after Maulana Mohammad Jalaluddin Balkhi—had been renovated at ac ost of USD 45mn, with Germany contributing

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Construction of the new Behsud Bridge to begin soon

Nangarhar Public Works Director Rassoul Gul Faqir announced that the survey and design for the new Behsud Bridge on the Kabul River have been completed and the construction project of the bridge would be launched in March. The bridge connects

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Center for religious studies opened in Nangarhar

Afghan Senator Lotfullah Baba opened a religious center worth 15mn AFN in eastern Nangarhar province. The objective behind the establishment of the religious center is to provide religious education opportunities to those Afghan children who are sent to Pakistan to

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Japan to finance 28 development projects in Afghanistan

Twenty eight development projects will be implemented through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Program (GAGP) with financial collaboration from Japan in six provinces. The agreement to this effect was signed between the Japanese Embassy and 19 non-governmental organizations on Sunday.

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Reconstruction of Proje Awal Taimani road in the 4th district of Kabul begins

The 8.3km road in district four of Kabul city is going to be reconstructed, said Kabul Municipality officials. Kabul city’s Municipal Mohammad Younus Nawandish said the 67mn AFN project is funded by the Municipality and local residents. According to Mr.

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New buildings for Khost’s government entities

Governor Abduljabar Naimi inaugurated five newly constructed buildings for the cultural, mines, census, postal and communications directorates of Khost. The aforementioned entities previously operated in rented buildings that lacked the required facilities, which resulted in slowing down their activities. According

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Reconstruction projects completed in Lashkargah

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a number of reconstruction projects have been completed in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province. According to the city’s Mayor Mohammad Fazil Safi, the projects included construction of roads,

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Providing the Homes of 750 Families with Clean Water in Balkh City

On Wednesday, 6th March, construction of a new water supply system in Balkh City has begun. The homes of around 750 families will be connected to the water supply system. Five in access points in public places will be additionally

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Sequestration Threatens Afghanistan Reconstruction Effort

Professional Overseas Contractors (POC)-The Afghanistan Security Forces Fund and the Economic Support Fund for Afghanistan have roughly $6 billion in un-obligated money from the past two years, enough to cover that country’s projects through 2014, according to the Special Inspector

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Ghazni province pushes for the reconstruction of Band-e-Sultan Dam

A delegation from Ghazni province held talks with Maidan Wardak’s governor, Abdul Majeed Khogyani, and urged for a speedy reconstruction of Band-e-Sultan Dam. Band-e-Sultan Dam is situated in the Jaghatu district of Wardak province, 40km northwest of Ghazni. Ghazni’s provincial

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Afghan company wins tender to renovate the Salang Tunnel

The tender for the renovation of Afghanistan’s major south-north route, the Salang Tunnel, is awarded to an Afghan company. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has pledged to provide USD 11mn in financial assistance for the renovation of the tunnel.

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Afghanistan signs contracts for the construction of dams with FAO

The contract for construction of small power and irrigation dams was signed between Afghan Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail and Food and Agriculture Organization representative Ousmane Guindo in Kabul on Sunday. Japanese government has pledged to fund the

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ISAF to renovate Afghanistan’s Salang Tunnel

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has pledged to provide USD 11mn in financial assistance for the renovation of Salang Tunnel, Afghanistan’s only major south-north route. Crossing the Hindu Kush mountain range under the treacherous Salang Pass, the 2.6km (1.6

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Multi-story flats to be built in Kabul

Two Turkish construction companies are awarded the contract for building several 15-story buildings in Khwaja Rawash area of central Kabul. Costing USD 80mn, the project will be jointly funded by the Turkish firms and the Urban Development Ministry. Urban Development

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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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Ghazni residents still waiting for uplift projects in their districts

A number of Ghazni residents complain about absence of reconstruction projects in areas where security has improved with the deployment of local police forces. The government had failed to execute uplift plans in a number of districts due to lack

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Charchino’s district to have a new district HQ building soon

The foundation stone of a building for the Charchino district headquarters was laid in the central province of Uruzgan. Previously, district employees would work in rented houses and a religious seminary. Costing 16mn AFN, the double-story building is built on

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Ghor residents halt their protest

The protestors in Chaghcharan, capital of the western Ghor province, have halted their 5-day protest, after the government promised to address their concerns and to undertake some reconstruction projects. The dwellers had forced the closure of the main bazaar and

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