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India provides $2.87mn to support Kabul’s transport system

India provides USD 2.87mn to Afghanistan for repairing of 350 buses that will help in strengthening the public transport system of Kabul. An MoU to that effect was signed between Afghan Transport Minister Hameed Tahmasi and Indian ambassador to Afghanistan,

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India plans to build low-cost houses for returnees in Afghanistan

The Indian government has considered building low-cost houses for Afghan refugees returning to the country from Pakistan and Iran. The announcement was made by India’s joint secretary for development partnership agreement in Ministry of External Affairs, M Subbarayudu, on Saturday

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India provides annual aid of $1mn to Afghan Red Crescent Society

India has committed to provide annual financial assistance of US$ 1 million for five years beginning 2015-16 to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS). This is for the treatment of Afghan children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease. The first installment

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India pledges $20.4mn in fresh aid to Afghanistan

The Afghan and Indian governments signed 12 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth  USD 20.4mn on Wednesday in fresh development aid to Afghanistan. The MoUs were signed by the Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra and a number of the Afghan

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India to continue assistance to Afghanistan despite the security uncertainty

Regardless of the security uncertainty, the Indian government has no intention of pulling out of the major developmental projects that it is currently undertaking in Afghanistan. India solidified its commitment nearly 3 years ago when the country signed the Strategic

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India pledges USD 1mn in aid to Badakhshan victims

The Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh called the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai today to offer India’s condolences to the people of Afghanistan over the loss of lives in Badakshan because of the landslide. Dr

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Work on development projects launched in Takhar province

As many as 17 development projects are going to be implemented in Takhar province at an estimated cost of USD 4mn provided by Japan, the World Bank, India and funds from the Afghan government’s development project. Provincial rural development director,

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President Karzai visits construction site of the new parliament building

President Hamid Karzai along with speakers of the House of Representatives and the Senate and Ministers of Finance, Urban Development and Public Works visited the construction site of the new parliament building. The construction of the new parliament building is

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India to establish Science and Agro-tech University in Kandahar

According to a statement from the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), India will launch work on a major Science and Agro-tech University in southern Kandahar province in a month. This comes after President Hamid Karzai proposed establishment of a university

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Salma dam to be completed in 9 months: Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water

During his visit to Salma Dam in Herat province, Energy and Water Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan said work on the project would be completed in the next 9 months. He said more than 75% of the project has been completed

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Afghanistan's major dam to be completed within a year, promises India

Indian Consular General in Herat, Amarjit Singh, said the Indian government has vowed to complete the long-awaited Salma Dam project in western Herat province. “Salma Dam will be completed within a year, the dam will start working within a year,

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Afghanistan’s major dam to be completed within a year, promises India

Indian Consular General in Herat, Amarjit Singh, said the Indian government has vowed to complete the long-awaited Salma Dam project in western Herat province. “Salma Dam will be completed within a year, the dam will start working within a year,

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Salma Dam nearly 80% completed

Work on the construction of Salma Dam is 77 percent completed, Governor Daud Shah Sabah said on Sunday. The Salma Dam is one of the two big projects India undertook in Afghanistan, the other being the Parliament building. The dam’s

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India OKs Salma dam’s revised cost estimates

PAN-The Indian cabinet on Thursday approved revised cost estimates of Rs1457.56 crore (over $111 million) for the completion of a major dam project in western Afghanistan. When completed, the multi-million dollar Salma Dam project — being executed by M/S WAPCOS

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India to release USD 100mn aid to Afghanistan

India cleared USD 100mn aid for the third phase of the small developmental projects (SDPs) as part of its commitment on a USD 2bn aid program, ahead of Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s visit. The SDPs directly impact local communities and

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50% increase in the budget for construction of Salma Dam in Herat

India is considering increasing the budget allocated for the construction of Salma Dam in Herat. Salma Dam is one of the major construction projects in Afghanistan that was initiated in 2006 with financial collaboration from India. Residents have complained about

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Wheat Donations to more than 2000 Families in Kapisa

Wheat donations to 2120 needy families in Kapisa began today, 03 Apr 2012 and will continue for another 5 days. Sayed Mushtaq Sadat, Municipal for Kapisa Province, said that the needy families receive two sacks of wheat, 50kg each. Mr.

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