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A new bridge connecting 16 villages to district centre opens in Khulm, Balkh

A new bridge opened in the village of Khwaja Burhan in Khulm district in Balkh, connecting 16 villages with the district centre. Villagers now have quick and safe access to healthcare, schools, markets and administrative facilities. The costs of construction

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Families in Balkh benefit from development projects

With a cost of more than 15,734,000 AFN, six projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) were recently completed in Balkh province. According to the provincial manager of NSP in Balkh province,

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Distribution of 2 million books begins in Balkh Province

The Afghan Education Ministry has begun distribution of 2 million books for primary schools in the capital and districts of Balkh province. Costing 60mn AFN, the books are expected to be distributed across the province in a month. “We will

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Groundbreaking ceremony for Balkh province administrative building

The Provincial Council of Balkh province celebrated the groundbreaking of a new administrative building in Mazar-e Sharif on Tuesday.  The ceremony marks the start of a three-component project for strengthening the ability of the Provincial Council to fulfill its administrative

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Uzbek, Turkmen, Afghan businessmen meet to improve trade relations

Businessmen from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan gathered in the capital of northern Balkh province on Tuesday to confer on options on improving trade ties. As many as 40 Central Asian businessmen joined their Afghan colleagues at the largest ever conference

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Kaldar District Administration Building inaugurated in Balkh Province

Kaldar’s new district administration building was inaugurated in Balkh province to help local government provide better services for citizens, leading to improved relations. The opening ceremony was attended Mohammad Alem Akbari, District Specialist of Balkh Provincial Governor Office, Mirwais Hotak,

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‘Donkey Ambulances’ developed to carry Afghan women in labor

A donkey saddle has been invented by the British charity HealthProm to carry women in labor across Afghanistan’s difficult terrain so that they can get the medical care they require. Afghanistan has a high concentration of donkeys. Up until today

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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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Mass wedding of 52 young Afghan couples held in Mazar-e-Sharif

Mazar-e-Sharif MP Ahmad Shah Ramazan organized a mass wedding of 52 young Afghan couples at a cost of USD 40,000. The ceremony was organized to help those who could not get married due to financial constraints. The couples also received

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US traders evince interest in investments in Balkh

American entrepreneurs expressed their interest in investments in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital city of northern Balkh province, at a meeting of traders held by the provincial chapter of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI). Addressing the meeting, ACCI head

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Providing the Homes of 750 Families with Clean Water in Balkh City

On Wednesday, 6th March, construction of a new water supply system in Balkh City has begun. The homes of around 750 families will be connected to the water supply system. Five in access points in public places will be additionally

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