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USAID Supports 4 Renewable Energy Projects In Afghanistan

Afghan government signed agreements with USAID-funded Independent Power Producers to support four renewable energy projects to increase access to reliable and affordable electricity for Afghans.  “Congratulations to everyone who made this happen. The successful and timely completion of these projects

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Report: How Nimroz Moved into Afghanistan’s Primary International Trade Hub?

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) reveals how Nimroz, one of Afghanistan’s under-researched provinces, has transformed into one of Afghanistan’s primary hubs for international trade in its recent working papers, “Catapults, Pickups and Tankers: Cross Border Production and Trade

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Today’s Exchange Rates in Kabul Market

1USD دالر 1 76.80 1 EUR 1 یورو 89.90 1 POUND 1 پوند 98.30 1 S.RIAL 1 ریال سعودی 20.20 1 UAE DIRHAMS 1 درهم امارات 20.75 1 FRANC 1 فرانک 83.00 1 AUS $ 1 دالر آسترالیا 55.00 1

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ADB Pledges $100mn to Afghanistan to Counter COVID-19 Impacts

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has pledged $100 million to support small and medium enterprises impacted by the pandemic. “We understand that the economic impacts of COVID-19 pandemic will be widespread. To counter these challenges, ADB is preparing a countercyclical

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Summit Held in Dubai to Attract Investors in Afghanistan

A two-day business summit is being held in Dubai to attract investors in Afghanistan.  Over 120 Afghan and foreign investors have attended this summit.  Organized  by Harakat and Afghanistan’s private sector representativs, this summit is expected to lure major companies

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More Than 9000 Containers of Afghan Goods Stopped in Pakistan

Afghanistan chamber of commerce and industry (ACCI) said that more than 9 thousand containers full of Afghanistan’s goods have been stopped in Pakistan, inflicting a daily loss of about $2 million on Afghan traders.   Khan Jan Alokozai, a member of

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Kam Air Airline Removed from UAE Civil Aviation Authority Blacklist

The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) announced on Thursday that the Kam Air airline has successfully complied with the terms and standards of General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates and has been removed from their blacklist. The

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Nangarhar To Produce 150 Tons of Dates This Year

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) reported that Nangarhar’s date yield increases every year, and this year it may reach about 50 tons. In Nangarhar province, 80 acres of date orchards have been built so far, most of which

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Afghanistan To Provide Banking Services Through Branchless Banking

In an effort to facilitate access to the banking services through branchless banking, a trilateral MOU was signed between Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Afghan Post, and Afghanistan Banking Association. The signing of this MOU is part of DAB’s efforts to

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How Rich Countries’ National Interest Will Threaten Fair Distribution of COVID-19 Shots

Recent forecasts have indicated that the US economy shrank by an annual rate of 32.9% between April and June as coronavirus cases spike again all across the US. This is the country’s worst quarter since then second World War. Meanwhile,

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Afghanistan To Produce 200 Thousand Tons of Pomegranate This Year

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) announced that data shows a significant increase in pomegranate production in the country. According to MAIL, pomegranate products will reach 200 thousand tons this year. “Over 190 thousand tons of pomegranate will be

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Turkmenistan Agrees On Electricity Transmission to Pakistan Through Afghanistan

Da Afghan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghan national company, announced that Turkmenistan agreed with Afghanistan and Pakistan on electricity transmission to Pakistan though Afghanistan. Addressing a press conference, DABS Plan and Policy Director Mujtaba Hoshmand said, “DABS has undertaken a new

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Bamyan To Produce 52 Tons of Honey This Year

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said honey production is on the rise in Bamyan province and will likely reach 52 tons this year. “We have promoted beekeeping industry for the past 6 years, and now there are

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Saffron Cultivated Lands Up By 10% in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) announced that saffron cultivated lands in Afghanistan have increased 10 percent this year. Akbar Rustami, spokesman for MAIL, said in addition to 10 percent increase in saffron cultivated lands, the production of

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Herat Agricultural Products Exhibition Inaugurated

Herat’s fifth agricultural products exhibition was inaugurated on Tuesday with the presence of Herat local officials, farmers and traders. Different types of grapes, honey and figs were put on display at the exhibition. “The neighboring countries have special interest in

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Afghan Made Vehicles Exhibited in Presidential Palace

Motor vehicles made by Afghan company,  Muhammad Amen Noor Vehicle Company, exhibited some of its cars in Afghan presidential palace.  President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani visited the exhibition and even drone one of them in Chahar Chenar Palace, said a statement

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National Institutes of Road and Railway Construction Established For The First Time

Afghan Ministry of Public Works announced in a statement the signing of contracts for establishing two railway and road construction institutes. The contracts were signed between head of Afghanistan Railway Authority and acting Minister for Public Works, Mohammad Yama Shams,

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Afghanistan & Uzbekistan Agree To Sign 10-Year Electricity Transmission Contract 

The  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan announced that acting Foreign Minister Muhammad Hanif Atmar and his Uzbek counterpart, Abdul Aziz Kamilov, agreed to sign a 10-year electricity transmission contract.  Ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement that the

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An Agreement Signed For Reconstruction of Bala Hissar in Kabul

An agreement was signed for reconstruction of Bala Hisaar (“High Fort”) in Kabul, with the presence of President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani, between Veny Kumar, Indian ambassador in Kabul, and Shaheerazada Harche, diplomatic representative of Agha Khan. India will pay the

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Kandahar’s Pomegranate Yield Up By 10%

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said in a statement that Kandahar’s pomegranate yield will increase by10 percent in comparison to last year’s yield. According to MAIL, Kandahar produced more than 178 thousand tons of pomegranates last year,

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Australian Billionaire Keen To Invest in Afghanistan’s Mining Sector

An Australian billionaire is willing to invest in Afghanistan’s one trillion dollar worth mining sector. “An Australian billionaire is interested to invest in Afghanistan’s natural resources, which are estimated to be worth over one trillion dollars,” said an Australian governmental

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Samangan’s Pistachio Yield Reaches 69 Tons

Pistachio yield Samangan province has reached to 69 tons this year, according to officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). Samangan is the second largest producer of pistachio after Badghes province in Afghanistan. According to Muhammad Rahman

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Kandahar Produces 290 Thousand Tons of Grapes This Year

Authorities in Kandahar’s directorate of agriculture, irrigation and livestock said that grape harvest has increased to 290,000 tons this year. “We had produced 273,060 tons of grapes last year, but this year we have harvested 290,000 tons of grapes,” said Sayeed Hafezullah

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Herat Expected To Produce 8,000 Tons of Figs This Year

Officials of the agriculture department in Herat have reported about a 7% increase in the province’s fig production. “Fig production in Herat may reach up to 8,000 tons this year,” said Shukrullah Amini, head of the provincial agriculture department. Amini

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Reconstructed Road to Benefit 22,000 Citizens in Samangan

Provincial officials of Samangan province and representatives of the Afghan-German Cooperation inaugurated a reconstructed 3.8-kilometre long road on Thursday. The asphalt road connects Aybak city to Dara-e Zhowandon village and with the Mazar-e Sharif to Kabul Highway. More than 22,000

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