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TIR conference in Kabul focuses on turning Afghanistan into transit hub

Turning Afghanistan into a transit hub in the heart of Asia was the main topic for representatives from the Afghan government, private sector and donor community who met today during the Transports International Routiers (TIR) National Conference to discuss the

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Chamber of Commerce calls for government and donors’ attention to Afghan agriculture sector

The Chamber of Commerce in northern Kunduz province urged the Afghan government and the donors to divert attention to the agriculture sector. This comes as the agriculture business in Kunduz was adversely affected by the election stalemate. According to Dried

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Nimroz transporters accuse ACCI of graft

A number of transporters in Nimroz raised their voices against the issue of graft hindering their business activities. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the transport unions and drivers have warned of going on strike if the issue of bribery

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Afghanistan, India and Iran to sign trilateral agreement on transit of goods next month

Afghanistan will soon be able to reach out to India through Chabahar port in southern Iran. An agreement to that effected is due to be signed among Kabul, New Delhi and Tehran in May of this year. “The draft of

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Implementation of the Afghan-Turkmen-Tajik railway continues

Preliminary works on the feasibility study of the proposed Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Tajikistan railway project have been completed. The contract for the survey of the project was awarded to a foreign firm last year to evaluate the technical and financial modalities of the

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Kandahar witnesses a tremendous hike in berries production

Kandahar orchard owners are eyeing foreign markets to sell their berries following a high yield. Adequate rainfall and absence of crop diseases are cited as the main factors for the hike in berry productions. Haji Mohammad Nasir, a garden owner,

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PIA stops flights from Kandahar-Quetta

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has halted flights from Kandahar-Quetta without officially informing the Afghan authorities. Air services between Quetta, capital of Baluchistan, and Kandahar city were launched last year in Deccember, with two flights per week between the two cities.

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Afghan Civil Aviation Ministry to build an airport in Nuristan

The Afghan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation is planning to build an airport in Parun, center of the eastern province of Nuristan, in a bid to boost development in the area. With a runway of 1.2km, the airport site

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Kandahar residents demand bus service

A number of residents of the Kandahar city have demanded the government to reintroduce the public transport bus service that was shut down by the government years ago. This comes as the commuters are faced with high taxi airfares. The

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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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Railway track has become a problem rather than a solution to Afghan traders

The 75km railway track built in Hairatan port of Mazar-e-Sharif-e-Sharif with financial support from the Asian Development Bank was aimed at addressing the problems of the Afghan traders. However, traders in Mazar-e-Sharif have recently complained about the railway track. The

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