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Five new infrastructure projects for Badakhshan

Badakshan’s provincial government officially launched the start of five construction projects located in Yaftal, Tagab, Argo, Darayum and the provincial capital Feyzabad on Sunday. The projects include the construction of a protection wall, a bridge and a boundary wall for

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Afghan government to open mother and child hospital in Balkh

The Afghan government started the construction of a new 253-bed mother and child hospital in Mazar-e Sharif’s regional hospital. Funded by the German government, the new facility costs more than one billion AFN. The new hospital will provide appropriate health

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Workshop on “Landmark Resolution on Women, Peace and Security” held in Badakhshan

Badakhshan’s Department of Justice held a workshop on the United Nations resolution 1325: “Landmark Resolution on Women, Peace and Security” for 34 government and civil society representatives. The Afghan-German Cooperation supported the workshop via its program for the promotion of

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Construction of a hospital and two irrigation canals in Badakhshan

Work on the construction a new health centre and two irrigation canals has kicked off in Badakhshan province and is expected to be completed by the end of next year. Costing a total cost of about AFN 24mn, the projects

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Badakhshan’s journalists discuss media’s role in women empowerment

Three experts on women empowerment and more than 60 journalists gathered at Feyzabad’s women’s centre to discuss the media’s role in women empowerment. The event was hosted by the Social Association of Journalists in North Afghanistan (SAJNA) and the Afghan-German

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100-hectare pistachio forests being revived in Badakhshan

According to the Agriculture Department official, 100-hectare pistachio forests are being revived in northeastern Badakhshan province. Noor Mohammad said pistachio forests were being rehabilitated in five districts of Badakhshan province to help farmers generate income and to increase greenery in

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A main road in Badakhshan opens for traffic again

The five-kilometer Feyzabad to Dashti Qurogh road was officially reopened for traffic on Thursday.  Following almost two years of rehabilitation and construction work funded by the German government at a cost of AFN 123 million, the road was handed over

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170 women acquire new skills in Badakhshan for work and business

Around 170 women completed their training in English, computer skills and food processing for small businesses on March 8th. With their new skills, they are now better qualified for positions in government, non-government organizations and commercial businesses. The classes were

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Flood protection facilities provided to villages in Badakhshan

Four villages located in one of Badakhshan’s most vulnerable areas for natural disasters were provided with flood protection facilities on Wednesday. The 6.4mn AFN German-funded facilities included two protection walls and irrigation canals in Khasar and Khurdakan villages and two

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Health clinics open in remote district of Badakhshan province

The National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) have opened two health clinics in the Shaghnan district of northeastern Badakhshan province. The facilities will provide health services for nearly 1,000 families in 30 villages of

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Refined wheat seeds distributed to farmers in Badakhshan

Distribution of refined wheat seeds has kicked off in northeastern Badakhshan province in a bid to tackle poppy cultivation in the province. The agriculture department in Badakhshan would distribute as many as 240 tons of refined seeds to 4,800 farmers

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NEPA gets new administrative building in Feyzabad

The National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) branch in Feyzabad, Badakhshan received a new building. The construction of this project was managed by NEPA together with the Provincial Governor’s Office (PGO) at a total cost of around AFN 20 million, with

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Newly repaired road in Badakhshan resolves major transportation issue

The 27 kilometer long Darayem Road was officially reopened for traffic on Tuesday, following two years of repair work on the road. Funded by the German government at a cost of AFN 180 million, the road was handed over to

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30 civil servants trained in public financial management in Badakhshan

Thirty planning and finance officers from various line departments in the province of Badakhshan successfully completed four days of training in public financial management of development projects. Held in the provincial capital Faizabad and funded by the German Government, the

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Germany funds construction of two administrative buildings in Badakhshan

The Department of Urban Development (DoUD) and the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) in Badakhshan province officially started construction of two new administrative buildings in the provincial capital, Faizabad. With a total of AFN 49 million in funding and with

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Homes to be built for Argo landslide victims

Afghanistan’s Rural Rehabilitation and Development Ministry has begun work on the construction of 150 homes for families who lost their homes in a disastrous landslide in Argo district of Badakhshan in May of this year. The landslide triggered by heavy

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Germany helps train thirty civil servants in monitoring & evaluation in Badakhshahn

Today, thirty monitoring & evaluation officers from various line departments in Badakhshan province successfully completed four days of training in monitoring & evaluation (M&E) of development projects in the capital, Faizabad. The main objective of the training was to help

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Prices soar in Faizabad due to dilapidated roads

Blockades due to dilapidated conditions of the roads have jacked up prices of food items in Faizabad, capital of Badakhshan. According to Public Works Ministry, active insurgents in the area have deliberately destroyed the roads and posed threats to the

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60 government workers receive training in farming and road maintenance from Germany

Last week, 60 project engineers from various line departments in Faizabad and agricultural department extension workers from 27 districts in Badakhshan province successfully completed two different training courses in their fields of work. The project engineers received training in road

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Tagab in Badakhshan to receive new health clinic for 150 patients with German support

Work on the construction of a new Comprehensive Health Clinic (CHC) for Tagab district in Badakhshan province began today. The new clinic will be easily accessible for communities in the remote district and will have room for up to 150

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Capacity building for over 120 civil servants in Badakhshan

With support from Germany, more than 120 civil servants from various line departments completed six months of IARCSC training in English, management and computer skills in Faizabad. The qualifications will help local government provide more efficient services for the population

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Regional Economic Development Plan for Badakhshan province launched

In order to facilitate economic growth and job creation in Badakhshan province, the Provincial Development Council (PDC) with support of German Development Cooperation launched a Regional Economic Development Plan, which mobilizes the local community for business development. In the presence

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Germany supports construction of urban drinking water supply system in Faizabad

In partnership with the Ministry of Urban Development, the German Government has committed almost €8.15 million in financial support to help build a drinking water supply system for the city of Faizabad in Badakhshan. The first phase will include construction

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Zebak thanks Germany for its support in construction of new facilities for key line departments

The district of Zebak in Badakhshan province in northern Afghanistan celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for a new administrative building in the capital, Zebak, on Thursday. Taking part in the opening ceremony, Abdul Rashid Ibrahimi, District Specialist of Badakhshan Provincial Governance

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Quality management training for small and medium-sized infrastructure projects in Badakhshan

As part of an Afghan-German cooperation initiative, six days of training in construction quality management for Badakhshan line departments came to a close in Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan on 27 April 2014. A total of 24 participants took part

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