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Afghan Government signs 18 agreements with local construction companies

Afghan Ministry of Public Works signed 18 construction projects’ agreements with local construction companies on Tuesday. The projects include road and bridge construction that will be implemented in Baghlan, Nooristan, Nimroz, Khost, Pakisa and Ghazni provinces. Of the 18 projects,

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Afghanistan's 2013 infrastructure projects receive criticism

Officials from the Ministry of Economy (MoE) and the National Economic Committee House have expressed dissatisfaction about the implementation of infrastructure projects in the country during the year 2013. MoE representative Sayed Aref Nazif refuted the 2013 reports on the

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Afghanistan’s 2013 infrastructure projects receive criticism

Officials from the Ministry of Economy (MoE) and the National Economic Committee House have expressed dissatisfaction about the implementation of infrastructure projects in the country during the year 2013. MoE representative Sayed Aref Nazif refuted the 2013 reports on the

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Better tax collection system increases Mazar municipality revenue

The municipality department in Mazar-e-Sharif, capital of the northern Balkh province, has reported that its revenue has increased from 300mn AFN in 2012 to 400mn AFN this year. Mayor Mohammad Yonus Muqim linked the 40% boost in revenue to better

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World Bank-funded construction projects being executed

Construction projects, funded by the World Bank at a total cost of 226 million AFN, are being implemented under the Public Works Ministry’s National Rural Support Program in various provinces. Agreements to that effect have been signed with six local

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Salang roads starting to deteriorate

 Drivers have expressed concerns over the deteriorating condition of Salang roads and fear the roads will only get worse when snowing season starts. According to the drivers, lack of a proper water drainage system has destroyed the roads. With the

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Afghan Finance Ministry signs USD 220mn contract with ADB on road projects

A contract worth USD 220mn was signed between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Afghan Finance Ministry on the development and expansion of Afghanistan’s linking roads. The contract includes reconstruction of the 178km Dara-Suf to Yakawlang highway, preliminary survey of

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Afghan Public Works Ministry funds construction of 45-km road in Herat

A 45-km road is being asphalted in western Herat province at an estimated cost of USD 9million. Funded by the Public Works Ministry, the road runs between Guzra and Pashtun Zarghon districts. The road would help resolve transportation problems of

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Afghan residents fund construction of road after municipality ignores requests

Residents of the Sancharak district of northern Sar-e-Pul province pooled money to construct a 4-km road after the district municipality did not act upon their repeated requests. Connecting the Frashqan  village to the district center, the road is built at

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Afghan Public Works Ministry signs 8 road construction contracts

Public Work Ministry has signed 8 contracts on road construction projects in 4 provinces. Deputy Minister Mohammad Akbar Barekzai said the projects were funded by the World Bank. Costing USD 7 million, the projects include road graveling and asphalting in

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High fuel and food prices hit Daikundi province

Residents of Kajran and Kiti districts in Daikundi province have complained about the soaring prices of food and fuel. Local officials have cited blockade of the roads connecting the districts to Kandahar province as the main reason behind the increasing

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A connecting road to be constructed in Panjshir province

Afghan Public Works Ministry reported that a connecting road would be constructed in Panjshir province, connecting several villages to the main highways. Estimated to cost about 13 million AFN, the project would be funded from the Ministry’s budget. Director of

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New road being built in Tirinkot

A new 20-km road is being built between Tirinkot, capital of Uruzgan province, and Dehrawud district. Funded by the Ministry of Public Works (MoPW), the projects would be completed over the next eight months at a cost of 414 million

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Dilapidated road a nuisance for Rahman Mina residents in Kabul city

Residents of Rahman Mina of Kabul city have accused the Municipality of failing to fulfill its promises of construction the main road in the area. A 4-km road in the area connects the Bagrami districts of Kabul with Logar province.

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Germany funds construction of a 10-km road in Balkh

Work on the construction o a 10-km road in northern Balkh province begun on Wednesday. The road, connecting Balkh and Chamtal districts, would take a year to complete at  a cost of USD 3mn, said provincial public works director Inayatullah.

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Swedish Committee to launch 14mn AFN projects in Dehdadi district of Balkh province

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan will spend more than 14 million Afghanis in Dehdadi district of northern Balkh province, as the Northern Rural Project (NRP) officially extended in the province. SCA will implement the infrastructure and vocational training projects proposed by the

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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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8 Afghan companies to embark on infra projects

Funded by the World Bank, infrastructure projects would be executed in the Qala Zal, Kashm, Tagab and Wars districts of northern Kunduz, north-eastern Badakhshan, central Bamyan and northern Baghlan province. The projects worth USD 7.4mn are given to eight Afghan

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Infrastructure projects to be implemented in 3 provinces

Under a contract signed between the Afghan Ministry of Public Works and the World Bank, infrastructure projects would be implemented in 3 provinces. The projects included a 60km road in Badakhshan, 48km road in Bamyan, 28km in Kunduz, a 68m

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Asphalting of 70km roads completed in Ghazni city

As many as 70 kilometers of roads have been asphalted in Ghazni city, while work on the asphalting of another 10km road is in the process. Ghazni Governor Mosa Khan Akbarzada said Ghazni has witnessed tremendous development projects since it

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Kabul residents protest, seeking compensation for the losses of houses

Residents in Char Dehi area of Kabul have rallied, seeking compensation from the Afghan government for their houses that were destroyed due to the expansion of a road in their area. The protestors have blocked a busy road linking the

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Kazakhstan to invest in Afghanistan's infrastructure

Kazakhstan has expressed interest in investing in Afghanistan’s infrastructure in a bid to increase trade activity between the two countries. “In consideration of Afghanistan’s needs for access to central Asian markets and the reliance of Kazakhstan on central Asia and

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Kazakhstan to invest in Afghanistan’s infrastructure

Kazakhstan has expressed interest in investing in Afghanistan’s infrastructure in a bid to increase trade activity between the two countries. “In consideration of Afghanistan’s needs for access to central Asian markets and the reliance of Kazakhstan on central Asia and

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Khenjan-Bano road being asphalted at a cost of more than USD 15mn

Work on asphalting of the 38km long Khenjan-Bano road in Baghlan was inaugurated by the Public Works Deputy Noorgul Mangal on Saturday. Costing more than USD 15mn, the road will reduce commuting time from 4 hours to half an hour.

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Afghan Public Work Ministry launches work on Nangarhar's key road

Work on the construction of Nangarhar’s key road, the Chaparhar-Pachir Agam, was officially launched on Saturday. Funded by the Ministry of Public Work, the construction work of the road costs 95mn AFN. The 7.7km long road is expected to be

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