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Arabic firm to improve Kabul municipality services

The Kabul municipality signed four contracts on Monday with an Arabic firm, Khateeb and Alami, to improve services of the municipality. The contracts will focus on establishment of bridges and roads, arrangement of transportation services, cleaning and maintenance of Kabul

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A modern city called ‘Smart City’ to be built in Kabul

Afghan Urban Development Affairs Minister Sayed Sadat Naderi laid the foundation stone of a modern city, named as ‘Smart City’ in capital Kabul on Wednesday. Addressing the ceremony, Minister Naderi said the government would receive USD 100mn from this project,

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Kabul city’s power to be restored in five days

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) officials announced that Kabul’s electricity would be back in five days. Heavy snowfall in Salang destroyed electricity cables and poles that caused power outage for about a month in Kabul city. According to DABS officials,

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Construction work on New Kabul project in Deh Sabz to begin soon

New Kabul City Development Project officials announced Saturday that construction work on the New Kabul project would be inaugurated soon by President Hamid Karzai. New Kabul is built on a 740 kilometer square land in the regions of Deh Sabz

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Breshna Sherkat sets up power transformers in Kabul

Two power transformers, having  a capacity of 800 KV amperes, were inaugurated in Khairkhana area of Kabul city by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). Speaking on the occasion, DABS Chief Executive Officer Abdul Razique Samadi said the transformers would provide

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Marketplace for Afghan women to be built in Kabul city

The Kabul Municipality has undertaken the plan for constructing a marketplace for Afghan women in Kabul city. The purpose of the marketplace is to enable Afghan women to promote and expand their businesses and become financially self-sufficient. Funded by Kabul

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Breshna Sherkat to establish power distribution projects in Kabul

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) CEO Mr. Abdul Razique Samadi launched two power distribution projects in Kabul. An official of DABS, Mirwais Alami, said the projects are implemented and funded by DABS at a total cost of 120mn AFN. The

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Afghan Central Bank sells USD 20mn to Afghan Money Exchangers

Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Afghanistan’s Central Bank, sold USD 20mn to Afghan Money Exchangers on 16 March 2013, according to Sarai Shahzada. The aforementioned amount was sold at an exchange rate between 53.24 AFN and 53.29 AFN. Sarai Shahzada is

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Kabul residents complain about high food prices

Following the hindering of about 4000 Afghan containers at the Karachi Port, prices of food items have soared in Kabul’s markets. The residents urge the government to take measures to solve the issue. “The government must talk with the Pakistani

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“Provided standards must be implemented to prevent air pollution in Kabul”-ANSA

Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA) requested government agencies to implement the standards prepared by the ANSA for pollution reduction. Amid concerns about the rising air pollution in the major cities of Afghanistan, ANSA has put forward a set of standards

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What is impeding the development projects in Kabul?

Officials of Security Transition Commission have cited security issues and lack of good governance as the main hindrances to the implementation of development projects. Speaking at a conference attended by officials from the capital and its districts, the Head of

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Hundreds burned or killed by unsafe gas cylinders and cookers every year in Afghanistan

By Ahmad Masoud Blasts caused by low quality gas cylinders, pressure cookers and contaminated fuels are causing burns to thousands of people in Afghanistan every year. Sources in the Ministry of Public Health say that out of 24,000 burn cases

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Kabul streets get overdue facelift

By Pamela Constable The Washington Post KABUL — On an ordinary weekday, the streets of Kabul are choked with traffic, fetid with clogged drains and crammed with carts displaying potatoes or used sweaters. Shoppers, school children and commuters on bicycles

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Plan for water supply project in Kabul is completed

According to officials of New Kabul project, implementation of a water supply project will be initiated in the coming year. The project’s executive director Eng. Ghulam Hassan Hassanzada informed about the completion of the plan for the project at a

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