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Nangarhar’s Fish Hatchery to be Completed Soon

A major fish hatchery in eastern Nangarhar province is expected to be completed in the near future, according to a statement from the provincial government’s office . A delegation of government officials accompanied provincial agriculture director Rafiullah Rahimzai to inspect

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Perfumes Made From Afghanistan’s Orange Blossoms Sold in Sephora

Sephora, a French chain of cosmetics store, is now selling perfume made out of Nangarhar’s orange blossoms in all its stores worldwide.  The 50-ml bottle of this perfume is sold at $70 and the 11-ml at $28.  “The orange blossom

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Electricity transformer installed in Jalalabad resolves 75% of load shedding

A third electricity transformer has been installed in Jalalabad city of eastern Nangarhar province providing an additional electricity supply of 40 megawatts of electricity The province previously received 72 Megawatts of electricity. Provincial Governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal said the activation

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Nangarhar olive production to surpass 1,200 tons this year

The local officials in eastern Nangarhar province expect the olive production to surpass 1,200 tons this year. Ghulam Hazrat Abdul Rahimzai, head of the Nangarhar Canal, said given the largest harvest of olive from the fields, the olive production is

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30 new factories established in Nangarhar this year

Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province has witnessed 70% increase in industrial activity with the establishment of 30 new factories at Sheikh Misri Industrial Zone of the province in the past six months. The province’s business community along with Afghanistan Chamber of

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Development projects completed in Jawzjan, Nangarhar provinces

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) have completed dozens of development projects in Jawzjan and Nangarhar provinces. According to NSP Provincial Manager in Jawzjan province, the 26 projects include the construction of

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Nangarhar District Agriculture Offices gets reliable power using solar energy

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Capacity Building and Change Management Program II (CBCMP-II) is installing solar power systems for three District Agriculture Offices in Nangarhar that will provide renewable and uninterrupted electricity.   Reliable power at the District

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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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Nangarhar’s revenue up by 15%

Nangarhar revenue department has recorded a total revenue of 13.3bn in 2015 financial year (between 22 December 2014 to 21 December 2015). According to the officials, the revenue has increased by 15%. Revenue department head Mohammad Alam Ishaqzai linked the

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Hundreds of families benefit from welfare projects in Nangarhar

With a cost of 8,867,000 AFN, seven projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) were recently completed in Shinwari and Ghanikhil districts of Nangarhar province. According to the provincial manager of NSP

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Japan funds construction of canal, waterhead in Nangarhar

Japan has pledged USD 3.37mn for the construction of a canal and a waterhead in Behsud, eastern Nangarhar Province. An agreement to that effect was signed on Saturday between Governor Maulwi Attaullah Ludin and Dr. Tetsu Nakamora, the Peace Japan

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Pakistani Rupee a common alternative currency in Nangarhar markets

Owed to its proximity to Pakistan, eastern Nangarhar province serves as a major trade route between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Pakistani Rupee is becoming a commonly used currency in Nangarhar markets where Afghanis and Rupees are simply interchangeable despite a

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Afghan traders are still asked for illegal money at Torkham port

Afghan truckers and traders have complained that they were still asked to pay illegal money under various pretexts at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province. Although the acting governor Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal has claimed the issue has been

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Afghan traders are still asked for illegal money at Torkham port

Afghan truckers and traders have complained that they were still asked to pay illegal money under various pretexts at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province. Although the acting governor Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal has claimed the issue has been

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Afghan traders are still asked for illegal money at Torkham port

Afghan truckers and traders have complained that they were still asked to pay illegal money under various pretexts at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province. Although the acting governor Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal has claimed the issue has been

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Afghan traders are still asked for illegal money at Torkham port

Afghan truckers and traders have complained that they were still asked to pay illegal money under various pretexts at the Torkham dry port in eastern Nangarhar province. Although the acting governor Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal has claimed the issue has been

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2 key infra projects launched in Surkhrod, Nangarhar

Work on the Bagrami-Sabzabad road with a protective wall along it in the Surkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province has officially begun. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Rural Development Minister Wais Barmak said the 3-km road would help address the long-standing

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Fight against corruption results in 19% increase in Nangarhar’s customs revenues

Officials have reported an increase of 19% in Nangarhar’s customs revenues over the first quarter of the current Afghan fiscal year. They hope the figure would double by the end of the this year. The hike in the revenues is

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Fight against corruption results in 19% increase in Nangarhar's customs revenues

Officials have reported an increase of 19% in Nangarhar’s customs revenues over the first quarter of the current Afghan fiscal year. They hope the figure would double by the end of the this year. The hike in the revenues is

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75% of Nangarhar’s economy relies on agriculture

According to the Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation officials in Nangarhar province, the economic progress of Nangarhar province relies on its agriculture and livestock sectors that form 75% of the province’s economy. The province has witnessed significant progress in its agriculture

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New governor’s office launched in Nangarhar

Governor Gul Agha Sherzai, Indpendent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and other officials laid the foundation stone of the governor’s new office in Nangarhar province. The building would be at a cost of 26.5mn AFN, having 42 rooms with all

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Construction of the new Behsud Bridge to begin soon

Nangarhar Public Works Director Rassoul Gul Faqir announced that the survey and design for the new Behsud Bridge on the Kabul River have been completed and the construction project of the bridge would be launched in March. The bridge connects

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Center for religious studies opened in Nangarhar

Afghan Senator Lotfullah Baba opened a religious center worth 15mn AFN in eastern Nangarhar province. The objective behind the establishment of the religious center is to provide religious education opportunities to those Afghan children who are sent to Pakistan to

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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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Aviation Ministry to provide public transport buses to Nangarhar

Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Daud Ali Najafi said that his ministry would provide some public transport buses to the provincial authorities. In addition, the Nangarhar airport would transition from foreign troops to the Afghan government in near future. Minister

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