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Brussels Summit to address economic problems of Afghan villages

One of the topics on the agenda for the upcoming Brussels Summit is going to be the economic development programs for Afghanistan’s villages. This comes as villagers slammed the government for failing to address the economic needs of the villages.

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International Fund for Agricultural Development Project started in Parwan Province

Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has started the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Project in Jabal Saraj district of Parwan province. The project was inaugurated by Minister Eng. Naseer Ahmad Durrani on Sunday. The purpose of

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Tajikistan supplies extra 25mn kWh of electricity this year to Afghanistan

Neighboring country Tajikistan supplied an extra 25mn kWh of electricity to Afghanistan in January 2015. Sangtuda-1 and Sangtuda-2 power networks transmitted nearly 55mn kWh of electricity to Afghanistan, 25mn kWh more than they did last year in the same period.

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Germany funds construction of a 10-km road in Balkh

Work on the construction o a 10-km road in northern Balkh province begun on Wednesday. The road, connecting Balkh and Chamtal districts, would take a year to complete at  a cost of USD 3mn, said provincial public works director Inayatullah.

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Afghan National Army Special Forces, Villagers Complete Well Project in Talukan Bazaar

PANJWAI DISTRICT, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army Special Forces (ANASF) and villagers completed a three-day water well construction project in Talukan village, Panjwai district, Kandahar, Afghanistan, March 14. At the request of villagers and the Talukan Bazaar manager, ANASF members

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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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Japan provides USD 20mn in aid to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development

As part of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS), Japan pledged USD 20mn in aid to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. According to the Ministry’s officials, the aid money would be spent in more than 150 districts across

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Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development to build roads for dozens of villages

Officials from the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development said the Ministry will soon launch road-construction projects in the remote villages of Afghanistan. Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister, Eng. Wais Barmak, said the contracts for several of the projects have

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Cell Phone Tower in Khas District

URUZGAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Khas district held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the first cell phone tower in the district in Uruzgan province, Dec. 23. The cell phone tower provides the local populace with the ability

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Decline and Stagnation: Why Rural Afghans are Staying Poor

Despite the influx of millions of foreign aid, rural communities across large parts of Afghanistan are getting poorer. A recent study by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit has investigated the factors that have crippled the situation in rural areas

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