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First-ever public hearing discusses development projects in Balkh’s Khulm district

More than 250 members of the District Development Assembly (DDA), civil servants, local government officials, civil society activists and other citizens came together last week to discuss the district’s most important challenges. The public hearing was the first of its

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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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New school in Hamdard village offers opportunities for children of refugees and internally displaced families

A new school was opened for up to 520 children from internally displaced families (IDPs) and host community families living in the township of Hamdard, near Mazar-e Sharif, the capital of Balkh province. The school is located in the village’s

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Afghanistan’s first grid-tied solar power opened in Kabul

Mr. Ghulam Faruq Qazizada, acting minister for Energy and Water, officially opened Afghanistan’s first project for grid-tied solar power in Kabul on Wednesday. The pilot project is the first of its kind to test the ability to feed solar power

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Afghan Renewable Energy Association launched in Kabul

More than 40 companies operating in the field of renewable energies met Monday in Kabul to launch the Afghan Renewable Energy Association. The private sector companies discussed how they can play a greater role in promoting use of renewable energy

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Over 1,200 civil servants certified for administrative work in Kunduz

1,293 civil servants from 16 line departments and members of the Provincial Council in Kunduz successfully passed a 12-month course implemented by the Independent Administrative Reform & Civil Service Commission (IARCSC). The participants were coached in various fields: Administrative Management,

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A new peace education course for teacher education in Afghanistan

The Teacher Education Directorate (TED) of the Ministry of Education invited teacher trainers from all over Afghanistan to finalize a brand new course on peace education and human rights. This compulsory subject in the education of all teachers in the

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Handover and inauguration of electricity scheme in Northern Afghanistan

A complete electricity scheme in the center of Baharak district of Badakhshan province was handed over to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Wednesday. Sayed Naqibullah Bariz, Acting Governor of Baharak District, Qutbuddin, Acting Chief of Police of Baharak, Nazya

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Trainings for civil servants and university graduates of Kunduz province

On October 7, 2013, 304 civil servants of all line departments in Kunduz as well as graduates from Kunduz University were certified for the completion of a six-months training course in management, computer skills and English language conducted by the

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Teacher Training Academy launched in Balkh

On Tuesday, 30th March 2013, a new TVET Teacher Training Academy (TTTA) was inaugu-rated in Mazar-e Sharif in Balkh Province. The ceremony took place in the auditorium of Balkh University. The German Government is supporting Afghanistan in its effort to

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Affordable electricity for more than 26,000 people in Badakhshan province

On Thursday, 25th April 2013, two energy projects were handed over to the Afghan Minis-try of Energy and Water (MEW) in Yaftal District of Badakhshan Province. The electricity projects in the villages of Farghambol and Nalan supply reliable electricity at

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Provincial Hospital in Taloqan will improve health care for the people of Takhar Province

On April 21st, 2013 in the presence of Mr. Begzad, the Governor of Takhar Province, parliamentarians of Takhar province, Provincial Health Director of Takhar and many elders and intellectuals of Takhar province the cornerstone ceremony for the new 160 bed

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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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Providing the Homes of 750 Families with Clean Water in Balkh City

On Wednesday, 6th March, construction of a new water supply system in Balkh City has begun. The homes of around 750 families will be connected to the water supply system. Five in access points in public places will be additionally

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Celebration of International Women’s Day in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh Province

On March 6th 2013 the celebration of International Women’s Day took place in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh Province. The Secretary of the Provincial Council, Mrs. Shekiba Shekeb, the acting Director of the Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs, Mrs. Rabia Moradi, were

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Celebration of International Women's Day in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh Province

On March 6th 2013 the celebration of International Women’s Day took place in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh Province. The Secretary of the Provincial Council, Mrs. Shekiba Shekeb, the acting Director of the Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs, Mrs. Rabia Moradi, were

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