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Ghazni airport project to be implemented in a year

Work on the construction of Ghazni airport officially begun on Tuesday and is expected to be completed in a year. Deputy Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said the wall and two runways of the airport would be built at a cost

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ISAF funds road building in Ghazni’s insecure district

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has funded the construction of a road in Ghazni’s Andar district, one of Ghazni’s insecure areas. The 27km road, costing more than USD 20mn, goes from Andar district to Geero district. “The implementation of

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Government yet to fulfill its promise of reconstructing the Band-e-Sultan Dam

Southern Ghazni’s residents urged the government to kick off the reconstruction work on the Band-e-Sultan Dam. The government had promised last year to initiate the reconstruction process, but they had failed to honor the promise, said the residents. The dam,

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Balkh to assist Ghazni in their preparation for the 2013 ceremony

Balkh officials have expressed their willingness to participate in the reconstruction process of Ghazni. Ghazni is preparing itself for the 2013 ceremony, when the city will officially receive its title as the center for Islamic Culture and Civilization. Head of

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Spring tree plantation campaign launched in Andar

District chief Mohammad Qasim Desiwal has launched spring tree plantation drive in Ghazni’s Andar district. More than 5000 seedlings would be planted as part of the drive, which is supported by the irrigation department and local traders, said. Mr. Desiwal.

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Ghazni province pushes for the reconstruction of Band-e-Sultan Dam

A delegation from Ghazni province held talks with Maidan Wardak’s governor, Abdul Majeed Khogyani, and urged for a speedy reconstruction of Band-e-Sultan Dam. Band-e-Sultan Dam is situated in the Jaghatu district of Wardak province, 40km northwest of Ghazni. Ghazni’s provincial

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Ghazni speeding up its development schemes

Ghazni is preparing itself for next year’s ceremony when the province will be officially receiving its title as the center for Islamic Culture and Civilization, which was awarded to them in 2007 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural

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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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Ghazni war victims to receive financial aid

Ghazni’s officials said individuals affected by the war between national forces and Taliban will receive aid from the Association for Rural Development (ARD) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). According to the officials, the organizations would distribute

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Investment opportunities in Ghazni are not used

Lack of security and government’s support for the private sector in Ghazni are cited as the hindrances that prevent the growth of investment and trade in the province. Director of Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Ghazni Abdul Mateen Qalandari

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South Korea’s USD 500mn aid to Afghanistan

South Korea’s ambassador announced on Saturday that his country has pledged USD 500mn in aid to Afghanistan, of which USD 100mn will be spent in the country by next year. He further added that USD 130mn from the aid money

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UN agencies distribute winter aid to Ghazni families

The Pajhwok Afghan News reported that the UN World Food Program and the UNHCR have distributed winter assistance to 1,500 deserving families in the southern province of Ghazni. The aid items included food, warm clothing and blankets. However, deputy governor

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Projects in Ghazni are 90% in progress

Ministry of Information and Culture has confirmed that reconstruction projects in Ghazni province would be completed by 2013. This comes amid concerns about the lack of preparations for Ghazni as the center for Islamic Culture and Civilization. Deputy Minister of

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Inauguration of a new building on Ghazni’s campus

Higher Education’s Minister Ubaidullah Ubaid inaugurated a new building on Ghazni University’s campus. Costing 50mn AFN, the building is funded by the Ministry’s budget. The University of Ghazni is newly established, but has witnessed a good progress, said Minister Ubaid.

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Health Center for Ghazni Refugee Town opened

Ghazni local officials reported about the inauguration of a health center in the refugee town of Ghazni province. Abdul Bari Rahimi, head of the Refugee and Repatriation Department in Ghazni, said the health center, built on a 1-yard land, has

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Disease resistant seeds distributed to Afghan farmers

A new variety of modified seed that is resistance to diseases and has good yield has been distributed to famrers in southeastern Khost and southern Ghazni provinces. Agriculture Director Sultan Hussain Abbasyar said the seed is being sold to farmers

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Interference from neighbors led to lost opportunities for Ghazni reconstruction

A number of parliamentarians believe that Ghazni has lost its reconstruction opportunities since the entrance of a team of Iranian archaeologists to Ghazni. Minister of Information and Culture, Minister of Urban Development, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Defense and

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Reduction in Agricultural Production in Ghazni

Ghazni officials reported that the production of wheat and some other grains in Ghazni has declined. “Constant droughts have resulted in heavy losses to crop,” said Sultan Hussain Abbasyar, Director of Agriculture in Ghazni. Situated in the center of the

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Poland to continue its assistance to Ghazni

  Piotr Łukasiewicz, during his visit to Ghazni province, promised that his country will continue assisting Ghazni province. According to Mr. Łukasiewicz, Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team will continue to help Ghazni’s residents in various aspects including health and rehabilitation. Poland

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Unwanted Rain- A nuisance for grapes in Ghazni

Constant rains in Ghazni province have hurt grapes production in the province. Grape growers in Qara Baghi region at the city of Homa are not very happy about losing their grapes in the rain and have no hope to regain

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Delay in reconstruction of historic sites in Ghazni

Local authorities find the completion of reconstruction of Ghazni’s historic monuments impossible. The province’s head of Information and Culture links the incompletion of the project to the delay in the beginning of the work. While Minister of Information and Culture

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Ghazni far from ready to serve as Islamic civilization capital

The Meshrano Jirgaon Sunday said southern Ghazni province would not be ready as the Asian capital of Islamic civilization by 2013 due to delays in preparatory work and urged relevant authorities to brief the house on the subject next week.

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