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Bamiyan Cultural Center to open in summer 2018

Bamiyan Cultural Center is scheduled to open in  the summer of 2018, three years after its design was approved. In February 2015, an Argentina-based team was selected from 1,010 design entries from 117 countries for designing the Bamiyan Cultural Center.

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DABS, ADB sign contract for 300MW Doshi-Bamiyan transmission line

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat and the Asian Development Bank signed a contract for the transmission of 300 megawatt electricity line from the northern Doshi to central Bamiyan province on Sunday. The contract was signed in the presence of President Mohammad

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Afghan treasuries to be exhibited at Japan’s Kyushu National Museum

Afghan Information and Culture Minister Zardasht Shams inaugurated the exhibition of 231 ancient artworks from the National Museum of Afghanistan at Kyushu National Museum of Japan on Saturday. “I extend my warmest gratitude to Kyushu National Museum, the people and

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Historic Bamiyan joins UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network

The historic city of Bamiyan has now joined UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network which consists of 47 cities from 33 countries. The network includes seven different creative fields: crafts and folk art, design, film, gastronomy, literature, media arts and music. By

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Bamiyan to be officially declared as SAARC Cultural Center by end of this week

Afghanistan’s historical city of Bamiyan will be officially declared as the Cultural Center of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in a ceremony on Thursday and Friday of this week. The Ministry of Information and Culture is in

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Launch of the Online Exhibition of the Bamiyan Culture Center Design Competition Entries

An online exhibition of all the submissions for the Bamiyan Culture Centre Design Competition is posted on the Bamiyan Culture Centre website for the duration of three months. Thousands of architects, engineers, designer and students dedicated weeks of work to

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Afghan women ski championship ended on Sunday

Afghan women ski championship that was held in Lado village of Shaheedan area of Bamiyan province ended on Sunday. Masooda Hassani was the reigning champion with Ayena Ibrahimi and Zahra Ibrahimi ending up as first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively.

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Italy grants USD 1.2mn for Afghan Heritage Preservation, Development in Bamiyan

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will implement a USD 1.2mn project aimed at the conservation and development of Afghan heritage in Shar-e-Gholgholah of Bamiyan province. The grant will be provided by the Italian government. Afghan Minister for

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Delays at Chinese-Run Afghan Mines Raise Security Fears

Source: Wall Street Journal By Maria Abi-Habib, Yaroslav Trofimov and Ziaulhaq Sultani BAMIYAN, Afghanistan—Foreign investment in Afghanistan’s mining sector was meant to bring peace and prosperity. But here in Bamiyan province, it has so far put locals out of jobs

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Protecting Afghanistan’s environment and tourism future

If the high mountain lakes of Band-e Amir were not in a country in its fourth decade of war they would be world famous. Outsiders lucky enough to see them today are often lost for words when they first set

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Railroads-a must for Afghanistan mining

Researchers working for the U.S. military have drafted an 80-page report concluding that Afghanistan’s lack of railroad may be an obstacle to transforming its USD 1 trillion in mineral deposits into an economic engine. Afghanistan must develop a railway network

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Regional intelligence interrupting mining services in Afghanistan

Mining Ministry Waheedullah Shahrani said that insecurity in Afghanistan is lessening foreign companies’ interest in investing in the mineral sector of Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s mineral sector is considered one of the main sources of income for the country post-2014; however, officials

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“Bamyan roads are disposable”-Bamyan drivers

A number of bus drivers in Bamyan complained about the poor quality of the road going from Shash Pul village, located in the center of Bamyan, to Aab Bolola region in Shibar district. Dr. Habibya Sarabi said the road was

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Stupa of Takht-e Rostam

Atlas Obscura : http://atlasobscura.com/place/stupa-takhte-rostam There are places in the world so strongly devoted to a particular religion that it is incredibly hard to believe that they have been shaped by any other faith. Afghanistan is one of those places, a

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