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Japan funds construction of school buildings in Afghanistan

Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Takahashi signed a USD 25mn contract for the construction of school buildings in Bamyan, Daikundi and Ghor provinces with Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak. With the construction of the 51 buildings, more than 450,000 students would benefit

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Japan to finance 28 development projects in Afghanistan

Twenty eight development projects will be implemented through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Program (GAGP) with financial collaboration from Japan in six provinces. The agreement to this effect was signed between the Japanese Embassy and 19 non-governmental organizations on Sunday.

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Japan and IOM to support Indra Gandhi Children Hospital in Afghanistan

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will provide medical equipments to the Indra Gandhi Children Hospital in Kabul with financial collaboration from the Japanese government. The medical equipments, costing USD 53,000, include blood detection machine. “We hope this assistance would

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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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Japan to donate more than USD 3mn to Herat

Japan has pledged USD 3mn and 400 thousand in aid to Herat’s municipality. The aid is aimed at urban development and urban management through the municipality. Herat’s municipal Mohammad Salim Taraki said Japanese officials in an official meeting in Turkey

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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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Japan pledges USD 13mn in aid for uplift projects in Afghanistan

Japan signed a new agreement with the Afghan foreign ministry, pledging over USD 13mn to support development projects in Afghanistan. The funds are allocated to building schools, clinics, bridges and culverts at Behsud and Surkhrod districts of eastern Nangarhar province.

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Japan donates snow-clearing machines to Afghanistan

Eight snow-clearing machines have been donated to Afghanistan by the Japanese government, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) said on Thursday. Three of the machines have been delivered to the Ministry of Public Health and Natural Disaster Management

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Japan’s USD 13.5mn aid to Afghanistan for polio eradication

The Japanese government has pledged USD 13.5mn in aid to the Afghan Ministry of Public Health to eradicate polio and prevent other epidemic diseases. Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil signed the grant agreement with Japan’s Ambassador Hiroshi Takahashi and

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Japan’s million dollar aid to Afghanistan’s agriculture sector

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal signed the USD 18.5mn contract with Hiroshi Takashi, Japan’s ambassador to Afghanistan, and the Head of the Asian Development Bank, Joji Tokeshi, on Wednesday. The aid money is allocated for construction of cold storage rooms,

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Japan to reconstruct the Kabul International Airport

Afghan Ministry of Transport and Aviation signed the contract on reconstructing the Kabul International Airport with Japan’s ambassador to Afghanistan. Transport Minister Daud Ali Najfi said the project, costing USD 20mn, is funded by the government of Japan. According to

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Bamyan Airport to expand

Work on Bamyan’s expansion project, including the construction of a 2km runway and a boundary wall, was launched in Bamyan on Wednesday. Funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the project’s cost is USD 15mn. The airport is currently

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Bamyan road asphalted

Second Vice-President Mohammad Karim Khalili and Public Works Minister Najibullah Awjan attended the inaugural ceremony for the new asphalted road between the provincial capital and Yakawland district. The asphalted road has reduced the four-hour distance between the two regions to

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UNICEF funds building of 75 schools in central Afghanistan

  A friend and partner of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is providing funds for 75 schools in central Afghanistan. A delegation of the UNICEF joined the Education Minister Dr. Farooq Wardak on Saturday to lay the foundation of

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Kabul airport taxiway to be launched

Construction on the international standard taxiway at the Kabul airport was launched on May 22, 2012. The project, funded by Japan, is worth USD 27 million (1350 millions afs). The taxiway would be 44 meters wide and 5.4 kilometers long,

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