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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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Paktia roads damaged due to poor construction standard

Residents in Paktia called for an urgent reconstruction of the roads that have been severely damaged due to poor-quality materials used in the construction of the roads. Having a road network measuring 370 kilometers, Paktia has several major highways such

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Road connecting Nuristan and Badakhshan to be built soon

Work on the construction of a 10-km road has officially begun in Paroon district of eastern Nuristan province. The road connects Paroon with Karan and Manjan districts of northeastern Badakhshan province. This comes as the residents had repeatedly complained to

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5km road being asphalted in Jalalabad

Nangarhar Municipality officials inaugurated the asphalting work on a 5km road in Jalalabad, capital city of Nangarhar.  Funded by USAID’s Land Reform in Afghanistan (LARA), the project is being implemented at a cost of USD 700,000. Jalalabad Municipal Lal Agha

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Kabul Municipality begins asphalting work of Chehlsitoon Road

Work on the asphalting of Chehlsitton Road—a 3.3km road from Baagh Chehlsitton in District 7 of Kabul city to Bagh-e-Babur—has official begun. This comes as the residents of the area had repeatedly complained about the delay in the reconstruction of

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Japan to pledge USD 30mn to maintain Afghanistan's main highways

Japan has promised to purchase USD 30mn worth of equipments needed for road maintenance projects in Afghanistan’s natural disaster prone areas. The equipments include grader, loader, excavator, dump trucks and snow clearing machinery. Afghan Public Works Ministry officials said the

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Japan to pledge USD 30mn to maintain Afghanistan’s main highways

Japan has promised to purchase USD 30mn worth of equipments needed for road maintenance projects in Afghanistan’s natural disaster prone areas. The equipments include grader, loader, excavator, dump trucks and snow clearing machinery. Afghan Public Works Ministry officials said the

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Heavy loaded trucks benefit weighbridge officials

A number of truck drivers have accused weighbridge officials in eastern Laghman province of demanding bribes in return for allowing overloaded trucks to pass through. Qararuddin, an oil tanker, said he paid 500 AFN to the truck scale staff each

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Logar roads turned into ruins

About 70% of the roads in central Logar province have been damaged, said residents. Heavy snow and rainfall, landmines and heavy vehicles, were cited as the main reasons for the shabby conditions of the roads. The residents alleged that the

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Work on asphalting Herat city’s roads resumes

Herat’s Municipal Mohammad Salim Taraki said 40 kilometers of roads would be blacktopped by next year at a total cost of 749mn AFN. He added the project would be funded by the Municipality budget. Meanwhile, some residents find this move

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Construction of the new Behsud Bridge to begin soon

Nangarhar Public Works Director Rassoul Gul Faqir announced that the survey and design for the new Behsud Bridge on the Kabul River have been completed and the construction project of the bridge would be launched in March. The bridge connects

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Reconstruction of Proje Awal Taimani road in the 4th district of Kabul begins

The 8.3km road in district four of Kabul city is going to be reconstructed, said Kabul Municipality officials. Kabul city’s Municipal Mohammad Younus Nawandish said the 67mn AFN project is funded by the Municipality and local residents. According to Mr.

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Government increases security measures on major highways leading to Mazar-e-Sharif

Police force in Baghlan and Samangan provinces has adopted security measures on the highways leading to Mazar-e-Sharif, where many Afghans travel for the celebration of Nawroz (New Year). Checkpoints in several parts of the highways have been set up. With

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ADB pledges USD 200mn for Afghanistan’s power projects

Asian Development Bank’s country director Joji Tokeshi signed an agreement with Afghan Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal on donating USD 200mn for power projects in Afghanistan. The projects, including power transmission and distribution grid development, are to be implemented in northern,

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Ring roads are the building blocks of Afghan economy-ACCI

Local officials of Faryab province and the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) have been discussing the completion of the ring road from Faryab to Herat province. According to the deputy chairman of ACCI Khan Jan Alokozay, the ring

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Afghanistan’s economic issues must be seriously considered- Ahmadzai

Head of the Afghan Transition Commission Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai warned about the potential threats Afghanistan might face, if significant attention is not paid towards Afghanistan’s economic and investment conditions. He cited the rising youth population, the widespread unemployment and the

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held to Reopen Main Road in Arghistan District

ARGHISTAN DISTRICT, Afghanistan – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to reopen a road in Arghistan district, Kandahar province, Feb 6. Three roadside bombs damaged the district’s only paved road, limiting access to Kandahar city. “We are not happy that the Taliban

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Pakistan yet to build the Jalalabad-Torkham road

Public Works Minister Najibullah Awjan said work on the second lane of the Jalalabd-Torkham would be launched soon upon the completion of the survey next week. The project was initially launched with financial support from Pakistan, but the project has

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Ministry of Public Works signs MoU with DFID on road maintenance

A MoU of worth USD 6mn was signed Tuesday between the Ministry of Public Works and the Department for International Development (DFID). Public Works Minister Najibullah Awzhan said the aid money would be spent towards maintenance of the roads through

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Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development to build roads for dozens of villages

Officials from the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development said the Ministry will soon launch road-construction projects in the remote villages of Afghanistan. Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister, Eng. Wais Barmak, said the contracts for several of the projects have

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More than 10 districts in Badakhshan are cut off due to snow

Districts in northern Badakhshan province, including Ashkashim, Sheghnan, Koshitan, Raghistan and Shekay, are cut off due to heavy snow fall, according to the local officials. Provincial spokesman Abdul Maroof Rasikh warned that the food aid provided by the National Disaster

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Increase in the revenue of Pulkhumri Municipality- Baghlan officials

Municipality officials of Pulkhumri city, center of Baghlan, reported that the revenue of the city has increased by 32% from last year’s. Pulkhumri’s Municipal Sahib Nazar Sangeen said that the municipality is planning to augment development and reconstruction projects in

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2 welfare projects executed in Kapisa province

Two welfare projects, carried out by the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Ministry, are completed in the central Kapisa province. The projects, which took one month to complete, included graveling of a 140km rural road and rehabilitation of a 22km water

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Installation of solar streetlights in Shiberghan

Installation of solar energy streetlights in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, was executed on Sunday. According to the city’s Mayor Mohammad Hussain Saleh, 481 poles would be erected along road that will benefit thousands of shopkeepers. A number

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Herat to have its first overpass

Local officials from the Herat province reported about the stone-laying foundation of the first overpass in the Guzarah district of Herat. The overpass is going to be built in Guzarah district close to the airport on the Herat-Kandahar highway. Herat

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