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First Afghan-India air corridor flight to operate over the next 2 days

India’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that the first flight of the Afghanistan-India air corridor is likely to operate in the weekend or early next week. “The flight will take Indian products to Afghanistan and will bring Afghan products

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Kabul to have its first metro bus system

Kabul municipality unveiled the city’s first metro bus system– the first major urban public transportation scheme in the country– on Thursday. The first phase of the project, running from Sarai Shamali to Baraki Square, will be operational in 2018. According

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Afghanistan receives $500mn finance package from World Bank

The World Bank today announced a financing package for Afghanistan of more than $500 million to help the country through a difficult phase in its struggle to end poverty and to signal a long-term commitment to the country’s people. The

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First Afghan women’s magazine turns page on cultural traditions

A group of Afghan women volunteers has launched Afghanistan’s first-ever  women’s magazine, Gellara, with features on fashion, make-up and even adverts about birth control. The first edition of Gellara has been out in the market and has received applause and

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World Bank funds 8 greenhouses in Uruzgan province

Eight greenhouses have been recently built in different areas of Tirinkot, the provincial capital of central Uruzgan province. Funded by the World Bank, the greenhouses are built on 2,850 square meters of land at a total cost of 29 million

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Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Iran promise to bolster economic cooperation with Afghanistan

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the leaders of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Iran on the sidelines of the Shanghai Summit which was held in Astana, Kazakhstan. According to a statement from the presidential palace, President Ghani discussed expansion of Afghanistan’s

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Afghanistan, China sign MoUs for railway network, electricity projects

Afghanistan and China have signed Memorandum of Understandings for reconstruction of railway network from Sherkhan Port to Herat and implementation of the electricity project on Kabul-Kunar River. The MoUs were signed on Friday in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf

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Afghanistan, Turkmenistan discuss electricity projects

Afghanistan’s Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani discussed the latest condition of electricity projects with his Turkmen counterpart on the sideline of Energy Charter meeting, which was held in Ashgabat. According to a statement from the Afghan Energy and

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First India-Afghanistan air cargo scheduled for June 15

The India- Afghanistan air corridor project, which was an announced by President Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, enters implementation phase today. An agreement to that effects was signed between Nader Omar , CEO of Ariana Airlines, and

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Kabul Polytechnic University holds first I.T. Associate Degree graduation

Leaders from the Ministry of Higher Education and Kabul Polytechnic University celebrated the graduation of the first 28 graduates, including eight females, earning an associate degree in Information Technology (IT) at Kabul Polytechnic University last week as part of a

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Pakistan reopens Spinboldak crossing after 22 days

Pakistan reopened the “friendship gate” at Spinboldak in southern Kandahar province after 22 days on Saturday, which marked the first day of Ramadan. According to a statement from Pakistani military, the Chaman crossing was reopened on “humanitarian goods” after Afghan

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Afghanistan, Tajikistan sign trade agreements

Tajikistan’s Transport Minister Khuodyorzada Khudoyor headed a ten-member delegation to attend the 6th Economic and Trade Cooperation meeting in Kabul this week. Khuoyor assured that his country was committed to providing better opportunities and improving transit of Afghan goods through

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IMF to release $6.2mn under Extended Credit Facility for Afghanistan

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the first review of the arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Afghanistan. The completion enables the release of SDR 4.5 million (about US$6.2 million), bringing total disbursements under

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ADB may take part in financing TAPI

The Asian Development Bank  (ADB) may join to finance the construction of the long-delayed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, said Chin Choon Fong, senior advisor at the Central and West Asia Department of the bank. The official added that it is

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Afghan Parliamentarian Forum in India on Natural Resource Management

A three-day parliamentarian natural resource management forum lead by the Afghanistan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI) was held in Delhi, India from May 17-May 19. The event was organized by the Afghan-German Cooperation program for the promotion of good governance

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Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia to sign trade agreement

Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi and Saudi Arabia’s Commerce Minister Majid Bin Al Qasabi met in Riyadh on Thursday to discuss a range of issues including the peace process, bilateral relations and projects funded by Saudi Arabia. According to a

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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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Indian company wins tender for CASA-1000 project

The Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) announced on Thursday that an Indian company has won the tender for the CASA-1000 power project which is expected to kick off soon. According to the officials, the Afghan government has outlined

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ADB’s Board of Governors 50th annual meeting kicks off in Japan

The 50th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB)meeting kicked off on Thursday at the Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan. Over 5,000 delegates, including from North America and Europe, are expected to attend the meeting from 4 to 7

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Afghan national electricity company to launch monthly billing system

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national electricity company, plans to launch  monthly billing system. DABS officials said the company would hire more employees in order to successfully implement the new plan. A number of residents in Kabul have welcomed

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Pakistan yet to respond to Afghanistan’s APTICA meeting request

The Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) is still awaiting Pakistan’s response in regards to holding the seventh Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Issue Contract Agreement (APTICA). “Suggestion is sent to Pakistan in order to hold the seventh meeting of APTICA. We

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German funded Kunduz-Khum Highway project inaugurated

Afghan Minister of Public Works Mahmod Baligh inaugurated phase one and two of the Kunduz-Khulm highway on Wednesday. Strengthening trade in the two northern provinces of Afghanistan and improving traffic system, the highway connects Khulm’s district in Balkh to Kunduz

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Kazakhstan to export fortified flour to Afghanistan

Kazakhstan has agreed to fulfill Afghanistan’s request of exporting fortified flour to Afghanistan–a request previously ignored by Pakistan. Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said Saturday that Kazakhstan business owners have agreed to ensure that at least 50% of

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NATO pledges $2.7mn for reconstruction of military hospital in Kabul

The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan had pledged USD 2.7mn for the reconstruction of the Kabul military hospital which recently witnessed a six-hour siege that left at least 50 people dead. According to the Resolute Mission spokesperson Capt Bill

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New geological center opens in Kabul

The British Ambassador to Kabul Domenic Jermey inaugurated a new geological center in Kabul on Monday. The USD 373,000 laboratory will enable Afghanistan to carry out tests on its minerals inside the country. “Minerals in this country and the wealth

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