Archive for June, 2010

Ancient Buddha Statue Found In Bamiyan Province

Afghan media reported today that a team lead by Afghan archeologist Zemaryalai Tarzi have found an 18 meter (59.1 foot) long statue of Buddha in Afghanistan’s central province of Bamiyan.  In addition to that, Afghan officials say that a pot, two ancient coins and 3 other small statues were found.  These monuments are estimated to […]

June 29, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Cultural Heritage

$300 Million Dollar Power Station Built In Kabul

Officials from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Water and Energy announced today that construction on a new 105 Megawatts power station has been completed. The new station is located in the village of Tarakhel which is located in the south-western part of Deh Sabz district of Kabul province. Ministry officials said that this new station will be […]

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

School for the deaf to be built in Kabul

On five-acres of land donated by the Afghan government in April of this year, a new school that will educate deaf children will be built – possibly by the end of summer. Work on the perimeter wall already started yesterday. The Afghan National Association for the Deaf (ANAD) is working with a US based nonprofit […]

June 23, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Human Rights, Reconstruction and Development

Two new hospitals under construction in Paktya province

Two hospitals with a total bed capacity of 120 are being built in the eastern province of Paktya where health care is gaining ground. Already home to three hospitals with a total bed capacity of 110, Paktya is about to more than double its hospital bed capacity with the ongoing construction of the two hospitals. […]

June 23, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Health News, Reconstruction and Development

Historical Qazi Garden To Be Restored In Old Kabul

On Saturday, June 19th, Afghan and American officials attended a ceremony signifying the start of phase two of the renovation of the Qazi historical garden in old Kabul. According to a press released issued by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), “Most of the trees in the original 3.5 hectare historical garden were […]

June 21, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Environmental Issues, Reconstruction and Development

DSL rolled out in Mazar-i-Sharif and new police building is opened in Kabul

Afghanistan’s Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology, Amirzai Sangin, and Balkh Governor, Atta Muhammad Noor inaugurated the Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) in Mazar-i-Sharif earlier this week. Mazar-i-Sharif is one of 6 cities in which the ministry is implementing DSL. With DSL, Afghans will have access to high speed internet access. They will have faster access […]

June 19, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development

Two school building reconstructed in Kabul, and new school to be built in Herat

Afghan officials led by Minister of Education Farooq Wardak and French officials inaugurated two reconstructed school buildings this week. The construction costs (1.5 million euros) were donated by the French government. The new buildings will be able to accommodate the needs of 10,000 students. Also this week, officials from Herat’s Education Department were joined by […]

June 17, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth Much More Than Previously Estimated

New surveys have revealed that the amount of mineral riches in Afghanistan are much more than previously estimated. The New York Times reported today that a new report from the American military and the United States Geological Survey states that nearly $1 trillion worth of untapped minerals such as deposits of iron, copper, gold, semi-precious […]

June 14, 2010 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development

5 More School Buildings Inaugurated In Nimroz Province

Thanks to land donated by local Afghan land owners and $350,000 worth of funding from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), Afghanistan’s southwestern province of Nimroz now has 5 more school buildings. Many more students in the province will no longer have to study under tents.  Each of the new school buildings have 6 classrooms, a […]

June 13, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

Ancient Monuments To Be Reconstructed in Ghazni

Earlier this week, Afghan officials, led by Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, and foreign officials, attended the launch of a reconstruction project to rebuild 10 ancient monuments in Ghazni province. The cost of rebuilding these ancient monuments will be $850,000 US. Raheen told reporters that he would seek assistance from other Islamic countries […]

June 10, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Reconstruction and Development

Afghanistan to get cargo ships to transport goods

According to an Afghan media report (Quqnoos) yesterday, the Iranian government is planning on allocating two large cargo ships so that Afghan merchandise can be transported to India and various other countries. On top of that, the Iranians have also pledged 50,000 hectares of land for Afghan merchants.  With this help from Iran, Afghanistan will […]

June 9, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy

Video: Afghan Air Corps provide help to local Afghan citizens

The Afghan National Army Air Corp has performed their first-ever humanitarian assistance distribution mission with support from their Combined Air Power Transition Force mentors.

June 8, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Human Rights, Security in Afghanistan