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Development projects launched in Bamyan, Uruzgan provinces

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) have completed various development projects in Bamyan and Uruzgan provinces. Costing AFN 59,594,000, 40 public utility projects have been completed in a number of areas in

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Lack of government support discourages investment in Bamyan

Private sector investment in Bamyan is witnessing a down trend in recent years. Executive Director of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), Ali Reza Hassanzada, linked the decline in investment to lack of government support. According to Pajhwok

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France pledges € 10mn for development projects in Bamyan, Wardak

The French government has pledged € 10mn for development projects in central Bamyan and Wardak provinces. The aid will go towards agriculture, environment and administrational development projects for the coming three years. Addressing a press conference on Monday, French Ambassador

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JICA funds development projects in Bamyan, Baghlan provinces

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has funded implementation of 14 developmental projects for public welfare in central Bamyan and northern Baghlan provinces. Welfare projects in Bamyan included construction of 3.5km embankments and three bridges—one for vehicles and two for

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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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33 welfare projects executed in Bamyan province

Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) executed 33 welfare projects in consultation with 66 local development councils in Shiaqul and Surkh Joi areas of central Bamyan province. The projects included asphalting 25 kilometers of roads, 9 small hydropower

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Afghanistan signs contracts for the construction of dams with FAO

The contract for construction of small power and irrigation dams was signed between Afghan Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail and Food and Agriculture Organization representative Ousmane Guindo in Kabul on Sunday. Japanese government has pledged to fund the

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Turkey, Russia and India to invest in Bamyan

Turkey, Russia and India have expressed willingness to invest in the reconstruction and development of Bamyan province, said officials. The ambassadors of the mentioned nations agreed with the local officials on this matter at a joint conference in Bamyan on

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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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Bamyan’s governor Habiba Surabi speaks of her achievements

In an exclusive interview with the Pajhwok Afghan News, Habiba Surabi reflected on some of her achievements as the governor of the central Bamyan province. Ms. Surabi has been serving as the governor of Bammyan for the past eight years.

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Japan’s million dollar aid to Afghanistan’s agriculture sector

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal signed the USD 18.5mn contract with Hiroshi Takashi, Japan’s ambassador to Afghanistan, and the Head of the Asian Development Bank, Joji Tokeshi, on Wednesday. The aid money is allocated for construction of cold storage rooms,

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India to invest in Bamyan

India’s ambassador to Afghanistan has announced his country’s willingness to invest in Bamyan. Gautam Mukho Padhya said during his visit to Bamyan with local officials that Bamyan is one f the secure places of Afghanistan offering more tourist attractions in

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Potato price declining in Bamyan

Bamyan farmers are complaining that the price of potatoes is at its lowest record in the province. According to the farmers, Pakistani potatoes are bought at 140 AFN per seven kg, while the same quantity of Afghan potatoes is bought

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Launch of Township project for 50,000 people

Work on a township in the Zarin area of the Yakawlang district of central Bamyan province was inaugurated by the vice president, Mohammad Karim Khalili. With a capacity of housing for 50,000 people, the township would have all facilities, such

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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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Bamyan road asphalted

Second Vice-President Mohammad Karim Khalili and Public Works Minister Najibullah Awjan attended the inaugural ceremony for the new asphalted road between the provincial capital and Yakawland district. The asphalted road has reduced the four-hour distance between the two regions to

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UNICEF funds building of 75 schools in central Afghanistan

  A friend and partner of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is providing funds for 75 schools in central Afghanistan. A delegation of the UNICEF joined the Education Minister Dr. Farooq Wardak on Saturday to lay the foundation of

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Bamyan potato production higher this year

Mohammad Tahir Attaye, Director of Agriculture and Livestock in Bamyan, said potato production in Bamyan has increased by 20% from last year’s production. Many other agriculture products in Bamyan were damaged due to natural disasters like flood and early cooling

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Honey production increasing in Bamyan

Haji Nasratullah, Chief of Beekeepers Union, said honey production in Kahmard district of Bamyan is 50% more than last year’s. Last year’s production from all over Bamyan province had reached 5.5 ton, while this year the production only in Kahmard

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Bamyan residents protest against load shedding

Hundreds of Bamiyani residents staged protest against power outages from 7pm to 9:30pm in the capital of central Bamyan province on Sunday. The protestors chanted slogans against the government and the United States, demanding that their power outage problem should

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Establishment of health centers in Bamyan province

Officials from Bamyan’s public health department reported that a dental clinic and a waiting room for maternity patients’ attendees are established in Yakah Wolang district’s only public hospital. Dr. Raihana, Head of the public health department in Bamyan, said that

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Disabled Women Employed in Bamyan Soap Factory

Bamyan soap factory, established three months ago by a non-governmental organization, employs disabled people, including women, to help them build their financial situations. According to the project manager Sirajuddin Salimi, 25 men and women were trained at the factory last

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Potato Yield to boost this year in Bamyan

Bamyan farmers are expecting a 30,000 tons increase from last year in their potato production. According to the data gathered from cooperatives, on average potato production would reach 170,000 tons, compared to last year’s 140,000. This healthy potato yield is

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40 Tractors Aid to Bamyan Farmers

Program to strengthen agriculture in Bamyan began with the distribution of 40 tractors to the farmers in the province. Mohammad Tahir Atayee, Director of Agriculture and Livestock in Bamyan, said that the tractors were distributed among agriculture cooperatives to help

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