Archive for January, 2010

President Karzai: Afghan geological reserves worth a trillion dollars

Afghan President Hamid Karzai told reporters today that Afghanistan is sitting on mineral and petroleum reserves worth an estimated one trillion dollars!  President Karzai further stated that Afghanistan could become one of the richest nations if these resources are adequately tapped.   President Karzai said this is based on a survey being carried out by the […]

January 31, 2010 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy

Afghanistan Picks Up a Bronze Medal in Judo!

In the  2010 South Asian Games currently being held in Bangladesh, Afghan martial artist, Mohammad Tawfiq won a bronze medal in judo in the Under 90 KG group.  In recent years,  Afghanistan has clearly established itself as a dominant force in the martial arts. The South Asian Games is a major multi-sport event.  It began on […]

January 31, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News

Little-Known Bird Found Breeding In Afghanistan

A little bird dubbed by scientists as “the world’s least-known bird species” was found breeding  in the remote, peaceful Wakhan Corridor in northeastern Afghanistan.  This area also supports a wide range of large mammal species, including the Marco Polo sheep (Ovis ammon polii), the Siberian ibex (Capra ibex sibericus), the lynx (Lynx lynx), and the snow […]

January 30, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Environmental Issues

Afghanistan Sports Committee for the Deaf

Early this week,  the head of Afghanistan’s National Olympic Committee (NOC), Gen. Muhammad Zahir Aghbar announced the formation of the first ever Afghanistan Sports Committee for the Deaf.  This committee will works towards encouraging and providing more opportunities for deaf athletes to participate in various sports.  The committee is headed by Baktash Nasrat.

January 28, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News

Job opportunities for more than 250 in Laghman

UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan) reported today that 3 projects (funded by the Japanese government) have been setup in Laghman province.  The projects which include stream and intake construction, will provide job opportunities for more than 250 people.

January 27, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development