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Austria donates 18mn Euros to Afghanistan

Austria has pledged to donate 18mn Euros to the Afghan government after 2014 for the implementation of uplift projects. During his visit to Kabul, Austrian foreign minister also discussed the security transition process and peace-building process with his Afghan counterpart,

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Ring roads are the building blocks of Afghan economy-ACCI

Local officials of Faryab province and the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) have been discussing the completion of the ring road from Faryab to Herat province. According to the deputy chairman of ACCI Khan Jan Alokozay, the ring

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Third turbine of Naghlu power Dam repaired

The third turbine of the Naghlu power dam was repaired and reactivated in the Sarobi district of Kabul on Tuesday. The World Bank signed the dam’s rehabilitation project, worth USD 40mn, with a Russian company in 2007. The reactivation of

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Ghor residents continue their protest

Residents in Ghazni continued their protest on Thursday for the third day, demanding the government to execute development projects in Ghor province. The protestors were joined by the provincial assembly as well, according to Ghor governor’s spokesman Abdul Hai Khaibi.

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Afghan government dismisses SIGAR’s report on Afghanistan’s corruption

The Afghan Ministry of Finance has denied remarks in SIGAR’s latest quarterly report, stating corruption in the country hampering Afghanistan’s reconstruction efforts after influx of billions of dollars of aid. While acknowledging the presence of some degrees of corruption in

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New school opened in Herat

A primary school was inaugurated in Rabat-e-Sangi district of Herat province on Tuesday. Built at a cost of EU 151,000, the eight-room building was funded by the Italian Provincial Reconstruction Team-PRT. According to Herat Education Director Basir Ahmad Arwin, about

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Completion of 59 development projects in Herat

Funded by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and 10% by the National Solidarity Program, 59 uplift projects have been executed in Pashtun Zarghoon district of Herat. The Herat rural development department chairman Aaqa  Mohammad Siddiqui said the projects

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Work begins on the construction of Taluqan River’s embankments

Construction of a 7Km and a 6Km embankment of Taloqan River commenced on Monday, informed local officials of Takhar province. Funded by the German government, the embankments cost USD 450mn. According to the Head of Takhar Irrigation Department Eng. Muhammad

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2 bridges inaugurated in Ghor

Benefiting thousands of families in the Daulatyar district of western Ghor province, two newly constructed bridges (36 and 21-meter long) over the Harirod River were inaugurated on Sunday, reports Pajhwok Afghan News. The 36 and 21-metre long bridges cost more

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held to Reopen Main Road in Arghistan District

ARGHISTAN DISTRICT, Afghanistan – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to reopen a road in Arghistan district, Kandahar province, Feb 6. Three roadside bombs damaged the district’s only paved road, limiting access to Kandahar city. “We are not happy that the Taliban

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New building for Quotanmast School in Sar-e-Pul

Students of the Quotanmast School, who used to study under tents, now have a new building, which was inaugurated on Tuesday in Gosfandi district of Sar-e-Pul province. Funded by the Turkish government, the school is built on a four-acre land,

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Youth Detention Center inaugurated in Helmand

Constructed at a cost of USD 917,000 provided by the British forces, a youth detention center was inaugurated in southern Helmand province on Tuesday. According to the Justice Director Mohammad Tayeb Atal, there are currently 5 boys and 45 girls

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Pakistan yet to build the Jalalabad-Torkham road

Public Works Minister Najibullah Awjan said work on the second lane of the Jalalabd-Torkham would be launched soon upon the completion of the survey next week. The project was initially launched with financial support from Pakistan, but the project has

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WB provides USD 25mn to Afghanistan for uplift projects

The World Bank (WB) extended USD 250mn assistance to the Ministry of Rural Development and Rehabilitation for the completion of uplift schemes under the 3rd phase of National Solidarity Program (NSP). Minister Wais Barmak signed the agreement on Wednesday and

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Nangarhar to add a seminary and a hospital to the township

As part of Nangarhar’s township program, an international-standard seminary and a 1,000-bed hospital would be built in the Ghazi Amanullah Khan residential town. “”The seminary will match the standards of the Al-Azhar University in Egypt,” Pajhwok Afghan News quotes Gul

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Ministry of Public Works signs MoU with DFID on road maintenance

A MoU of worth USD 6mn was signed Tuesday between the Ministry of Public Works and the Department for International Development (DFID). Public Works Minister Najibullah Awzhan said the aid money would be spent towards maintenance of the roads through

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Challenges Facing The US Reconstruction Effort In Afghanistan

In light of plans to transfer security responsibility for Afghanistan to its government by the end of 2014, the United States has a two year window of opportunity to overcome challenges presently facing its reconstruction efforts.  Many of those challenges

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Asphalting of the main road in Zone II of Kapisa inaugurated

The asphalting work on the road from Sayad to Jamal Agha in Zone II of Kapisa province was inaugurated today in the presence of Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, a number of the members of the parliament, the provincial

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America wants the construction of Kajaki dam to be completed by 2015

With the withdrawal date of foreign forces drawing closer, the United States of America is considering to initiate the construction of one of the major infrastructure projects in Helmand province. The project is the Kajaki dam project which was envisaged

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20-bed hospital inaugurated in Southern Salang

Funded by South Korean Reconstruction Team, a 20-bed hospital has been constructed at a cost of USD 500,000 in Southern Salang, Parwan province. Public Health minister Suraya Dalil inaugurated the hospital on Friday. The inauguration ceremony was also attended by

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Increase in the revenue of Pulkhumri Municipality- Baghlan officials

Municipality officials of Pulkhumri city, center of Baghlan, reported that the revenue of the city has increased by 32% from last year’s. Pulkhumri’s Municipal Sahib Nazar Sangeen said that the municipality is planning to augment development and reconstruction projects in

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South Korea’s USD 500mn aid to Afghanistan

South Korea’s ambassador announced on Saturday that his country has pledged USD 500mn in aid to Afghanistan, of which USD 100mn will be spent in the country by next year. He further added that USD 130mn from the aid money

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New building for statistics department inaugurated in Jawzjan

A new building for the statistics department in the first district of Sherberghan city in Jawzjan has been inaugurated. According to Eng. Qiyamudin Qiyam, the building is completed in 6 months at a cost of 4mn AFN. Situated in the

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Insecurity hampers developments projects in Balkh districts

A number of districts in northern Balkh district are witnessing security problems that hamper the implementation of uplift projects. Representatives of 14 district development councils gathered to review the uplift schemes being executed in different areas. Speaking at the gathering,

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17 educational institutes inaugurated in Wardak province

Education Minister Dr. Farooq Wardak inaugurated 17 buildings for schools and other educational institutions in Wardak province, where 150,230 students are studying in 418 educational institutes. Addressing the ceremony, Minister Wardak thanks local officials and tribal leaders for their cooperation

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