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Nangarhar Talc Strategy To Attract $15mn Investment

The High Economic Council (HEC) has approved the ‘Nangarhar Talc Strategy’, said Ministry of Petroleum and Mines (MoPM) said on Saturday.  The strategy is expected to attract $15 million investment in talc extraction and processing.  Talc, a soft clay mineral

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Third Shipment Sent Via Lapis Lazuli Route

Afghanistan sent its third shipment via the Lapis Lazuli route from the Aqina port in Faryab province. This shipment, carrying 115 tons of marble in five trucks, marked the first shipment of Afghan goods sent to Azerbaijan. According to sources

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Insecurity Causes DABS Annual Loss of $3.8MN

Afghanistan’s national utility company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), loses over USD 3.8 million annually in revenue due to failure to collect electricity bills in insecure areas. DABS head Amanullah Ghalib said that his administration cannot collect electricity bills in

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600,000 People Benefit from Road Reconstruction in Badakhshan

A contract was signed for reconstructing a ten kilometers long road in Feyzabad District, Badakhshan that connects the villages Dashti Qurogh and Lai Aba in the presence of representatives of the provincial government and Public Works Department (PWD). The project

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National Procurement Commission Cancels Takhar Mining Contract

The National Procurement Commission (NPC), has canceled the contract for exploration of Nuraba gold in mine in Chahab District of northern Takhar province. According to NPC, the awardee fails to fulfill obligations in the agreement such as non-payment of debts.

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2.5 Million Afghans Remain Unemployed

According to the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, at least 2.5 million Afghans are unemployed–the highest number of unemployed workforce in the world. The Ministry had planned to create 74,500 jobs in 2018, but it created only

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Afghanistan To Request for Re-Validation after EITI Suspension

Afghanistan was temporarily suspended from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in January 2019 after demonstrating “inadequate progress” in implementing the required standards. The country intends to request re-validation in the Global Conference in Paris in June 2019. Afghanistan is

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Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce Among World Chambers Competition 2019 Finalists

Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (AWCCI) is among 16 chambers of commerce moving on to the final round of the World Chambers Competition.  Representing 11 countries, the selected 16 chambers will each have the opportunity to present their

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