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New extension building for Department of Education in Faizabad

The Afghan Department of Education (DoE) inaugurated its new administrative extension building in Faizabad. The additional office space will improve the education department’s capacity and ability to provide for the basic educational needs of students in Faizabad and the 27

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8 Afghan companies to embark on infra projects

Funded by the World Bank, infrastructure projects would be executed in the Qala Zal, Kashm, Tagab and Wars districts of northern Kunduz, north-eastern Badakhshan, central Bamyan and northern Baghlan province. The projects worth USD 7.4mn are given to eight Afghan

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Infrastructure projects to be implemented in 3 provinces

Under a contract signed between the Afghan Ministry of Public Works and the World Bank, infrastructure projects would be implemented in 3 provinces. The projects included a 60km road in Badakhshan, 48km road in Bamyan, 28km in Kunduz, a 68m

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Public Library inaugurated in Faizabad, Afghanistan

The Faizabad Provincial Library was officially inaugurated by the Deputy Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Mosadiq Khalili, and the Governor of Badakhshan, Dr. Shah Waliullah Adeeb, in Faizabad on June 26, 2013, in the presence of local government and

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University of Central Asia holds Academic Achievement Ceremony in Faizabad for Afghan learners

The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) held an Academic Achievement Ceremony at the Kokcha Palace, Faizabad to recognise 18 Afghan instructors graduating from SPCE’s professional development programs in English and Information Technology (IT).

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Road connecting Nuristan and Badakhshan to be built soon

Work on the construction of a 10-km road has officially begun in Paroon district of eastern Nuristan province. The road connects Paroon with Karan and Manjan districts of northeastern Badakhshan province. This comes as the residents had repeatedly complained to

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Agricultural Institute established in Badakhshan

A new agricultural institute building has been inaugurated in the Baharak district of Badakhshan Province. The project was financed by the German Federal Foreign Ministry and implemented by the KfW Development Bank and its partner, the Aga Khan Foundation. It

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Award ceremony for civil servants’ completion of five-phase training programme in Feyzabad

On 4 April 2013, an award ceremony took place in Feyzabad marking the completion of a five-phase training programme by civil servants from various line departments of Badakhshan Province . The Deputy Governor of Badakhshan, Dr Gul Mohammad Baidar, Abdul

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Construction of a Health Training Center in Mazar-e Sharif

On April 1st2013 a cornerstone ceremony of a new Health Training Centre for the Department of Public Health of Balkh Province took place in Mazar-e Sharif. The Minister of Public Health, H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, the provincial Deputy Governor of

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Construction of a Health Training Center in Mazar-e Sharif

On April 1st2013 a cornerstone ceremony of a new Health Training Centre for the Department of Public Health of Balkh Province took place in Mazar-e Sharif. The Minister of Public Health, H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, the provincial Deputy Governor of

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Construction of a Health Training Center in Mazar-e Sharif

On April 1st2013 a cornerstone ceremony of a new Health Training Centre for the Department of Public Health of Balkh Province took place in Mazar-e Sharif. The Minister of Public Health, H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, the provincial Deputy Governor of

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Construction of a Health Training Center in Mazar-e Sharif

On April 1st2013 a cornerstone ceremony of a new Health Training Centre for the Department of Public Health of Balkh Province took place in Mazar-e Sharif. The Minister of Public Health, H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, the provincial Deputy Governor of

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SCA female teachers leave for training in Pakistan

A number of 16 female teachers and consultants of community based and model schools left for Karachi, Pakistan Tuesday, 19 February on a ten-day professional training and study visits to similar schools. Education programme of Swedish Committee for Afghanistan selected

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Fire breakout in Faizabad left 20 shops in ashes

Fire breakout caused by a gas cylinder explosion engulfed a trade market in Faizabad, Badakhshan’s capital, leaving 20 shops in ashes. Forty other shops have been reportedly partially damaged. Blaming the shopkeepers for their negligence, Governor Abdul Maroof Rasikh said

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Domestic flight to Badakhshan launches after 3 years

East Horizon’ first plane, carrying 44 passengers, landed at Badakhshan airport. Three years ago, Ariana airlines, Kam Air and Pamir cancelled their flights to Badakshan. The province received flights only from the UN and military forces. This was the first

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More than 10 districts in Badakhshan are cut off due to snow

Districts in northern Badakhshan province, including Ashkashim, Sheghnan, Koshitan, Raghistan and Shekay, are cut off due to heavy snow fall, according to the local officials. Provincial spokesman Abdul Maroof Rasikh warned that the food aid provided by the National Disaster

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GIZ training Afghan jewelers

The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) has provided trainings to Afghan jewelers and carving industry in reaching the international standards of jewelry making and carving, processing precious stones from Afghanistan mines, standardizing methods of cutting, and using of small

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Daikundi province in dire need for humanitarian aid before the arrival of winter

Food crisis is most likely to loom over the central Daikundi province, as food production has drastically declined this year due to severe weather conditions. The chilling weather in spring and the drought in the summer have caused wheat production

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Afghanistan warned for human disaster in the coming winter

The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ADNMA) urged timely assistance from the international community to the vulnerable population during the harsh winter. ANDMA Director-General Mohammad Dayem Kakar said on International Day for Disaster Reduction on Wednesday that 52 of Afghanistan’s

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UN to help Afghanistan combat the effects of climate change

The United Nations (UN) would assist Afghanistan with fighting the adverse effects of climate change. United Nations Environment Department announced the implementation of a USD 6mn program in coordination with the Afghan government. The program would be implemented in the

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Afghanistan’s Wool Processing Factory’s Foundation Laid in Badakhshan

The groundwork for the first wool processing factory is laid in eastern province of Afghanistan. Abdul Maroof, spokesperson to Badakhshan’s governor, said the factory is built at a cost of USD 200,000 with financial collaboration from GTZ, Marsico Funds and

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Bridge Construction in Jurm District of Badakhshan

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development officials say that a 32m-long bridge in the district of Jurm through the rural roads program of the Ministry was inaugurated on Saturday. According to the Ministry of Public Works, the bridge will

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New Keshim to Faizabad highway inaugurated

The newly built 103km highway, which was inaugurated on Tuesday, from Keshim to Faizabad has been a fortune for the Badakhshan province. The project was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and it vastly facilitates travel

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Chaos over the ownership of Lapis Minerals in Badakhshan finally ends

Two armed groups were fighting for three weeks in Keran Munjan district of Badakhshan over the control of Lapis-Lazuli in the district.  The war finally came to an end after the local security forces and members of Badakhshan High Peace

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