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Improved security boosts transport revenue in Helmand

According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the Helmand Transport Department has reported a revenue increase of 44% during the current fiscal year. The revenue is currently standing at 24 million AFN compared with last year’s 17 million. Director of Transport

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High Unemployment Rate hits Helmand Province

Afghan government officials have expressed concerns over the high unemployment rate that has fueled insecurity in southern Helmand province. About 65% of Helmand population is currently unemployed, according to a survey by Labor and Social Affairs officials. Unemployment has resulted

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Agricultural projects worth USD 100mn on the cards for Helmand province

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MoAIL) has undertaken plans for execution of agriculture and livestock projects worth USD 100mn in southern Helmand province. Distribution of saffron corms to farmers in 11 districts is part of the scheme. MoAIL’s provincial

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President Karzai yet to fulfill his promises made to Nawa residents of Helmand province

President Hamid Karzai during his visit to the Nawa district in southern Helmand province had promised to execute development projects in the town. Three years later the residents have gathered to remind the President of his promises. The president had

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Helmandis stage protest, demand government to solve their problems

Hundreds of residents from Helmand gathered in front of the Ministry of Water and Energy on Saturday, demanding the government to address their problems. The residents spoke of their problems to the media and said the government has not paid

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Khanshen sees no reconstruction works despite security improvement

The security issue in the Khanshen district in southern Helmand province has improved, but uplift projects are yet to be implemented. According to the Pajhwok Afghan News, 158 policemen are deployed in the district with an additional 100 policemen from

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