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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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Women’s welfare NGOs accused of corruption

Women’s Affair Director Anisa Imrani alleged that a number of women’s welfare NGOs operating in eastern Nangarhar province are misappropriating donor funds. She said the NGOs are operating without coordination with the Women’s Affair Department, allowing them a leeway to

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Power project in Nangarhar completed

Cabinet ministers, parliamentarians, members of provincial council and DABS CEO attended the inaugural ceremony of the power project in Nangarhar on Saturday. The project transfers electricity from Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar and Laghamn provinces. Addressing the gathering, Water and

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Nangarhar’s disabled community complain about lack of job opportunities

The disabled community in Nangarhar has expressed their anger at the government for its failure to provide job opportunities to them. Pajhwok Afghan News reports that Masood Safi, head of the Disabled Association in Nangarhar, alleged that the government has

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Nangahar governor collecting illegal fines from local traders

Officials of the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) accuse authorities in Nangarhar province for collecting illegal money from traders. Head of the ACCI, Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, said the money that Nangarhar authorities obtain from traders for the “reconstruction”

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USD 3.2bn allocated for development projects in the next budget

The draft for development budget was presented on Monday to the Meshrano Jirga, which inquired the three ministries about their plans for the next year. In the new budget, USD 148mn has been allocated to the Ministry of Agriculture, USD

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Power project in Nangarhar to be completed soon

A power extension cable from Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar would be completed soon, Director of Water and Energy Mohibullah Momand said on Sunday. The project was due to be completed five months ago, but due to insecurity the project

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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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Naghlu dam project hampered due to insecurity

Nangarhar Water and Energy Director Mohibullah Momand repeatedly urges the government to provide security to the Sarobi district of Kabul that is posing constant threat to power supply from Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar province. The project was due to

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Boost in Nangarhar Revenue

Officials from the customs department in Nangarhar province have reported that Nangarhar experiences a 20% increase in the state revenue from last year. The increase in revenue is linked to the decline in corruption in the government offices and also

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Nangarhar women demand for traditional bangles dwindling

Afghan women in eastern Nangarhar province are moving away from the traditional red and green colored bangles to buying silver and golden bracelets. Local traders link this shunning of traditional bangles to the influence by the characters in Indian soap

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US shutting down PRT’s in Afghanistan

As part of their withdrawal of forces over the next year, the US has begun shutting down teams that have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into infrastructure developments in the provinces. The U.S. along with his allies had set

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Bribes to customs officials cause prices of sacrificial animals to skyrocket-Afghan merchants

Afghan livestock merchants in eastern Nangarhar province have accused border officials for demanding backhander from traders, as a result of which the prices of sacrificial animals have shot up. According to one buyer, the price of an ox was around

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Afghan traders to get lands in industrial park

Minister of Commerce and Industries Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahadi announced on Thursday that the distribution of land plots to traders in Hesar-e-Shahi industrial parks in eastern Nangarhar province will begin soon. The ministry planned to construct a large petroleum storage

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UAE pledged to build a trade port in Torkham

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged to invest USD 100mn for building a trade port in the Torkham border town in eastern Nangarhar province. This comes after a meeting of UAE delegation with Governor Gul Agha Sherzai sometime ago.

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Lack of government’s attention has caused reduction in Afghanistan’s exports- Chamber of Commerce

Eng. Qasim Yousufi, Head of Chamber of Commerce and Industries in the east zone of the country, sees lack of attention from the government being the reason for the fall in Afghan exports. “Exports of paper, plastic, Pepsi and other

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Disabled protest in Nangarhar calling on the government to fulfill their demands

Dozens of disabled gather in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday and rallied a protest, demanding the government to provide them with shelter, jobs, education, monthly stipends and other facilities. The protest is expected to continue for another day, as more

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Government warns unauthorized NGOs

The economy director Syed Qayas for eastern Nangarhar warned non-governmental organizations that their offices would be shut down if they tried to implement any project without permission after the latest warning. Representatives from various NGOs had been summoned in a

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Nangarhar’s Power Project Launches

A power extension project costing USD 1.5million, funded by the energy department and Sherzai Foundation, was launched on Tuesday in the Sorkhroad district of eastern Nangarhar province. The project would benefit 5,000 residents by providing 3.2 megawatts of power. About

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Increase in Wheat Yields in Nangarhar and Laghman

Agricultural officials reported that wheat production in Nangarhar and Laghman provinces has gone up by 20% compared to last year’s increase. The yield increase was mainly due to adequate rainfall and the use of quality seed. The crop was sown

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Car dealers on hunger strike against Cabinet decision

More than two dozen car dealers from eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday went on a hunger strike against a recent decision of the Cabinet. On Tuesday, the Cabinet decided that 3,800 vehicles — awaiting legal documents — at the Nangarhar

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Work on significant power projects resumes

Ministry of Water and Energy officials on Wednesday said on Wednesday that work on two power projects that were delayed for security reasons had started. The projects are aimed at increasing electricity supply to Laghman and Kunduz provinces. In an

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Returnees receive assistance in Nangarhar

The refugees department in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday disturbed relief items to returnees in Kunar and Laghman provinces, an official said. The assistance including tents and other materials was distributed to families in the Kama district of

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