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Afghanistan’s city transportation to be standardized

By Qiam Noori-The Afghan Transportation and Civil Aviation Ministry says a program is going to be implemented that will standardize the city transportation services. India has pledged to provide the ministry with 1000 autobuses, the ministry officials added. “A plan

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Poor quality flour imported from Iran recovered

Herat’s customs officials have recovered over 70 tons of substandard flour imported from Iran through Islam Qala border, Herat’s main transit point with Iran. Custom Director Khaliqullah said five businessmen had imported 1,444 bags of substandard flour in trucks. The

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Japan donates USD 116.9mn for 4 projects

Japan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Hiroshi Takahashi signed a fresh contract worth USD 116.9mn with Afghan Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul for four key projects. The projects include rehabilitation and expansion of aircraft parking space at Kabul airport and water

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22 midwives graduated from community midwifery education program

Upon completion of two years training, 22 midwives graduated from SCA Community Midwifery Education (CME) program in Sar-e-Pul province. The graduation of this fourth batch of midwives brought the figure to 84, trained by Swedish Committee for Afghanistan CME programme

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Afghanistan is one of the leaders in mobile banking

Minister of Information and Technology Amirzai Sangeen said mobile banking in Afghanistan is leading a revolution in the world of technology. Mobile banking was initiated in Afghanistan two years ago by Roshan Telecommunication Company with collaboration from the British telecom

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Two defendants of Kabul Bank scandal receive prison sentence

Kabul Bank’s former chairman Sherkhan Farnood and former Chief executive Khalil Ferozi receive a 5 year prison sentence in today’s hearing of the case. Twenty other former employees of the bank have also been involved in the scandal. Kabul Bank

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Kabul Bank’s special tribunal urges the government to take the verdict seriously

Kabul Bank’s special tribunal head Shams-ul-Rahman Shams said Monday that the government must heed the verdict of the court on the 22 defendants, which will be handed down tomorrow. “We demand the executive power to take the court’s decision seriously

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Afghanistan-Turkey 92nd anniversary of Friendship Treaty

The 92nd anniversary of the signing of the Afghanistan-Turkey Treaty of Friendship is celebrated at a time when relations between the two countries enjoy unprecedented strength and stability. The close friendship between the nations of the two countries has a

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Afghanistan holds a workshop on CBR program

Key ministers, deputy ministers and heads of government departments attended a workshop on Capacity Building for Results Facility (CBR) on Sunday. Addressing the workshop, Dr. Najibullah Wardak, in charge of CBR program at the Ministry of Finance, said the program

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Afghan company wins tender to renovate the Salang Tunnel

The tender for the renovation of Afghanistan’s major south-north route, the Salang Tunnel, is awarded to an Afghan company. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has pledged to provide USD 11mn in financial assistance for the renovation of the tunnel.

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USAID suspends work on the rehabilitation of Darunta Dam

The United States Agency for International Development said Sunday that it had suspended the rehabilitation project of the Darunta Hydroelectric Power Plant in eastern Nangarhar province. According to the USAID official Mike Dempsey, the project is suspended due to the

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Afghanistan signs contracts for the construction of dams with FAO

The contract for construction of small power and irrigation dams was signed between Afghan Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail and Food and Agriculture Organization representative Ousmane Guindo in Kabul on Sunday. Japanese government has pledged to fund the

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Villagers Host First Midwife Training in Zengabad Region, Panjwai District

Another Afghan child dies. “On a night the roads were really dangerous, one of our women experiencing a difficult pregnancy couldn’t leave her house and her husband didn’t know what to do,” said an Afghan female at the training. “That woman lost her baby.”

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Update on Afghanistan’s dams and their power generation capacity

According to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan will need 3,000 MW of electricity by 2020 (less than 7 years). There are dams that can produce over 18,000 MW of electricity that you can read about here. How much electricity

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Afghanistan to establish a stock exchange market

The Afghanistan central bank, Da Bank of Afghanistan (DAB), plans to create the first ever stock exchange market in Afghanistan. Head of DAB Noorullah Delawari said the plan is proposed to the president and hoped to gain his approval. Mr.

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ISAF to renovate Afghanistan’s Salang Tunnel

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has pledged to provide USD 11mn in financial assistance for the renovation of Salang Tunnel, Afghanistan’s only major south-north route. Crossing the Hindu Kush mountain range under the treacherous Salang Pass, the 2.6km (1.6

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Afghan private sector warns to halt import of basic goods

In retaliation to the collection of toll from traders at the entrance of various provinces by the Municipality, representatives of the private sector have warned the government about halting imports of basic goods, if the government continues to collect such

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Fans of 7D cinema growing in Afghanistan

Kabul’s Gulbahar Center has attracted a good number of Afghan youths, children and adults towards its “7D cinema”. Located at the heart of Kabul, Gulbahar Center has become the exciting shopping and leisure destination choice for discerning individuals in the

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Afghanistan’s accession to WTO possible this year- Commerce Minister

Commerce and Industries Minister Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahady said Afghanistan is likely to complete the accession process to the World Trade Organization this year. “Afghanistan’s WTO accession process has gone well. We hope we would be able to complete the

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Food down, fuel & gold up in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-Food items’ prices decreased during the outgoing week in Kabul, where the rates of gold and fuel edged up, retailers said on Thursday. Food Traders’ Union head Fazal Rahman said the price of a 50-kg

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Food down, fuel & gold up in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-Food items’ prices decreased during the outgoing week in Kabul, where the rates of gold and fuel edged up, retailers said on Thursday. Food Traders’ Union head Fazal Rahman said the price of a 50-kg

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US-Afghanistan TIFA Council 7th meeting

 Senior officials from the Governments of the United States and Afghanistan met Wednesday to continue their trade dialogue and evaluate progress under the United States-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). The officials discussed a wide range of trade and

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Japan pledges USD 281mn in aid to Afghanistan

Japan signed a USD 281mn contract with the Afghan government on Thursday for the completion of 14 projects through 9 offices of the United Nations in Afghanistan. The money would be spent towards the agriculture sector, education sector, health sector,

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AISA presents Afghanistan’s investment plans to international donors

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) presented a four-year blueprint to the donors stating ways on how to attract investors into Afghanistan. The AISA officials have projected the plan to cost USD 200mn, with a hope that it will  be

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DABS solves power problems of Northern provinces

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat  (DABS) would soon solve the weak and inconsistent power supply problem in some of the northern provinces of Afghanistan, announced DABS CEO Abdul Razique Samadi at a press conference with the members of the lower house

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