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Cold Storage Rooms to be built for agricultural products in Kabul

 A group of Afghan traders pledged to build cold storage facilities for agricultural products in some districts of Kabul. Due to improper post harvest  operations, 40% of agricultural products go to waste, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and

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Ministry of Mines Bans Illegal Extraction Of Mines in Bamyan

A source of Ministry of Mines declared that eighty three coal mines in Bamyan where illegal and non-technical extraction was taking place were closed in a special operation.  Deputy Minister of Mines Nasir Ahmad Durrani headed a team of delegation

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Onyx Construction Company fails of promises

Some customers of the Onyx Construction Company have reported complaints against the company for its delayed construction projects.  They say that the construction of residential buildings that belongs to Onyx Construction Company have either stopped or the work is going

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Nangarhar Protestors Demanding Kick-Start of Infra Projects

Youth and civil society members protested on Tuesday in eastern Nangarhar province demanding the government to get mega infrastructure projects going. The protestors threatened they would close all roads leading to central Kabul unless the government launches  the Naghlo power station,

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Tokyo Conference Must Make Clear the World Community Commitment to Afghanistan post 2014

A number of active civil society members in a gathering on Monday called for the specification of commitment from the world community at the Tokyo conference, which is due to be held on July 8. The purpose of the conference

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Healthy economy will bring stability to Afghanistan

Afghanistan may be back in the American consciousness, but this is hardly good news. If anything, US President Barack Obama’s much-needed focus on the campaign against the Taliban has outlined just how difficult the fight has become. Frustrated with what

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Ghazni villages devastated by heavy rainfalls

20 villages in the district of Andar and Deh Yak in southern Ghazni province were hit by heavy rains and hailstorm on Saturday. Farmers from the districts claimed that the rainfall lashed their farms. “I had grown onions in 20

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Corruption and Insecurity Cause Factories to Shutdown in Herat

130 factories are shut down in the industrial city of Herat due to bureaucratic processing through the government , lack of electricity, water and security. According to Hamidullah Khadim, Head of Industries Union, 180 factories are actively working in Herat

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Program to Facilitate Government Service Delivery to Afghans

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) launched a $350 million Capacity Building for Results (CBR) program on 22nd May 2012 in Marmarin palace, financed by the multi-donor Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund

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Low-Value Notes are Valid- Confirms the Central Bank

Da Afghanistan Bank, the Central Bank of Afghanistan, rejected rumors of low-denomination banknotes declared as invalid by the Bank. Rumors had it that the Central Bank has declared small-valued notes as invalid due to which phone card vendors and some

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Reconstruction projects start in Nuristan

Various reconstruction projects including the construction of a road, started in eastern Nuristan province during the visit of ministers of finance and public welfare on Saturday, an official said. Spokesman of Ministry of Finance, Wahidullah Tawhidi, told Pajhwok Afghan News

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“The Chief of audit of Kabul Bank is a liar.” -President Karzai’s brother

Mahmmood Karzai rejected the accusations regarding Kabul Bank issue. He said that poor management and inefficiency in the government have been the reasons why the issue of Kabul Bank was not dealt with properly. Mahmood Karzai  referred to  Abul Hamid

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“The Chief of audit of Kabul Bank is a liar.” -President Karzai's brother

Mahmmood Karzai rejected the accusations regarding Kabul Bank issue. He said that poor management and inefficiency in the government have been the reasons why the issue of Kabul Bank was not dealt with properly. Mahmood Karzai  referred to  Abul Hamid

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IMF head Lagarde: Tax-shy Greeks 'must help themselves'

IMF head Christine Lagarde has urged Greeks to pay taxes, saying she worries more about the plight of children in sub-Saharan Africa than the people of the crisis-hit European nation. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Ms Lagarde suggested

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IMF head Lagarde: Tax-shy Greeks ‘must help themselves’

IMF head Christine Lagarde has urged Greeks to pay taxes, saying she worries more about the plight of children in sub-Saharan Africa than the people of the crisis-hit European nation. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Ms Lagarde suggested

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A government official: Taliban have given their consent about the TAPI project

Afghanistan Government informed the government of Pakistan and India about the agreement of the Taliban regarding the safety of the pipeline. A prominent Afghan government official, who has chosen not to reveal his name, told the Express Tribune newspaper that

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US Embassy %5million Aid to Afghan Businesswomen

US Embassy in Kabul announced a USD 5 million (249 million Afs) in aid for economic development of Afghan businesswomen. The embassy’s coordinating director for Development and Economic Affairs spoke at a news conference about the importance of businesswomen for

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Foreigners Spend Billions in Afghanistan Without Accountability: Arghandiwal

The Afghan government has to account for every cent it spends but foreigners in Afghanistan have spent billions without any transparency or accountability, the Afghan Minister of Economy said Wednesday. Abdul Haid Arghandiwal accused foreigners for abusing as much as

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Norway's annual support to Afghanistan following Nato withdrawal

Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg pledged USD 125 million per annum towards Afghanistan’s reconstruction efforts and another USD 25 million towards security development of the nation following the Chicago summit. President Karzai and Stotenberg met each other on the sidelines

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Norway’s annual support to Afghanistan following Nato withdrawal

Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg pledged USD 125 million per annum towards Afghanistan’s reconstruction efforts and another USD 25 million towards security development of the nation following the Chicago summit. President Karzai and Stotenberg met each other on the sidelines

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NATO and Kyrgzstan Land Transit Agreement

NATO and Kyrgyzstan have signed a land transit agreement through Kyrgyzstan for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan on Tuesday at the NATO summit in Chicago. “It is important for the further development of bilateral cooperation between Kyrgyzstan

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Afghan ministers summoned by the Senate

Finance, Commerce and Economics Ministers were summoned to the National Assembly on 22 May 2012  to address the issue of the lagging economy of Afghanistan. Afghan Senators expressed their concern regarding economic situation of Afghanistan. “Afghanistan has not reached the

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Kabul airport taxiway to be launched

Construction on the international standard taxiway at the Kabul airport was launched on May 22, 2012. The project, funded by Japan, is worth USD 27 million (1350 millions afs). The taxiway would be 44 meters wide and 5.4 kilometers long,

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Mining Profits Should be Invested in Development: IWA

Afghanistan’s extractive industries watchdog Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) on Monday recommended the government form a trust fund from the profits made in mining to invest in other development services in the country. In an exclusive interview with TOLOnews, IWA head

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Demand increases for local made Air Conditioner in Helmand Province

Esmatullah Erfan,  local labor in Helmand province, manufactured a air conditioner using primary level materials and has attracted many customers in Southern provinces. The air conditioner  is made with a few meters of Iron, special wood, a fan of a

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