Archive for July, 2010

Numerous Development Projects Have Been Completed In Nangarhar Province

As many as 41 projects have been completed recently in the Kot district of Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar. Farmland that has been sitting dry for over 30 years is now able to be watered and will soon flourish. 37 waterheads (intakes) were built on streams that originate from the Spin Ghar Mountain, and 7 […]

July 30, 2010 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Environmental Issues, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

Airport to be built in Uruzgan

A new airport will be built in Afghanistan’s central province of Uruzgan.  The acting governor of the province, Haji Khuda-i-Dad Rahim attended a ceremony earlier this week to lay the ceremonial foundation stone.  The airport is scheduled to be completed in one year, and funding for the project, which is estimated to be 17 million […]

July 28, 2010 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Reconstruction and Development

School re-opened in Herat Province

A school in the Parmakhan village of Herat province that was badly damaged during fighting against the Taliban back in 2007 has been repaired at a cost of $120,000.  Local and American officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony recently to celebrate the re-opening. The work involved masonry, tiling, painting, installation of bathroom fixtures, a new water […]

July 27, 2010 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

New schools in Paktya and Nangarhar provinces

Yesterday, Afghan and foreign officials inaugurated fifteen school buildings through out Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktya.  According to Mihrabuddin Shafaq, an official from the province’s education department told the media that schools were built in the Chamkani, Dand-e-Patan, Aryoub Zazi and Jani Khel districts of Paktya.  Funding for the projects were provided by the World […]

July 26, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

School is reopened in Zabul Province

A school in Afghanistan’s southern province of Zabul that has been closed for a year due to the facilities falling into disrepair was reopened this week, thanks to help from Afghan National Security Forces, NATO and support from the Lithuanian government.  For the last two months, the locals were engaged to build a new wall, metal […]

July 23, 2010 · admin · 3 Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

New road to make Bamyan to Kabul travel easier

This week, Habiba Sarobi, the governor of Afghanistan’s central province of Bamyan, attended a road sealing ceremony with officials from New Zealand’s Provincial Reconstruction Team.  An important part of the Bamyan-Kabul Road will be paved with asphalt; this will open Bamyan to Kabul in the east and allow Bamyan farmers to take their produce to […]

July 22, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Grant signed to help Afghan farmers

A $100 million grant that will give Afghan farmers more access to financial credit was signed at a ceremony today at Kabul’s Badam Bagh Demonstration Farm.  The main purpose of the grant, which is called the Agricultural Development Fund is to help Afghan farmers expand their production. This will further improve Afghanistan’s economy and eventually improve […]

July 21, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development

Program to Improve Work Conditions Launched

Amena Afzali, Afghanistan’s Minister of Work, Social Affairs, Martyred, and Disabled told reporters today that the Afghan government, working with representatives of labor and union, and with support from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations have launched a program to create better working conditions for Afghans, especially for women, children and people […]

July 17, 2010 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Human Rights

Two wins in a row for young Afghan cricket team

Today at the Asian Cricket Council Under 16 Tournament (U-16 Challenge Cup 2010), currently being held in Penang, Malaysia, Afghanistan (78 for 3 off 21.1 overs) defeated Bhutan (74 all out off 28 overs) by seven wickets. Qayum Zazai was awarded the Man of the Match award. The coach of the team, Asadullah Khan said, […]

July 14, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News

Young Afghan cricket team defeats team from Maldives

Yesterday, Afghanistan competed against Maldives in the Asian Cricket Council Under 16 Tournament (U-16 Challenge Cup 2010). The tournament is currently being held Penang, Malaysia. Afghanistan (39 for 1 off 9.4 overs) easily defeated Maldives (38 all out off 13.4 overs) by 9 wickets. Afghanistan coach Assadullah Khan was happy with the win and said […]

July 13, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News

Plan to bring thousands of trees to Panjshir province

An American led Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) met with Panjshir Governor Keramuddin Keram earlier this month to present a large-scale reforestation project in the north eastern province of Panjshir. The goal is to have as many as 35,000 new trees in the province before the end of this year. The province will benefit immensely from […]

July 10, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Environmental Issues, Reconstruction and Development

Kabul Medical University now has a faculty of public health and 5 new schools constructed in Samangan

Recently, Kabul Medical University inaugurated a new Faculty of Public Health for students of preventive medicine. The dean of the university told the media that the new faculty will provide a four year course and around 100 students are expected to be enrolled next year.  The science of Public Health involves protecting and improving the […]

July 9, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Health News, Reconstruction and Development