Archive for August, 2010

Major increase in the harvesting of pistachio crops

Afghan media recently reported that compared to last year, there has been a major increase in the harvesting of pistachio crops in northern Afghanistan.  Afghanistan’s Tolo news reported that there was an increase of 98 percent in the northern province of Samangan. The province of Samangan is second only to the northwestern province of Badghis [...]

August 10, 2010   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

Still The Champ: Afghan MMA Fighter Defends Title – Wins By Knock Out

Afghan Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, Siyar Bahadurzada, successfully defended his Shooto light heavyweight world championship title tonight in Brazil by defeating Carlos Alexandre Pereira in the first round by KO (knock out). With this win, Bahadurzada improves his record to 17 wins. He only has 4 losses and 1 draw. Before the fight, Bahadurzada [...]

August 6, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  10 Comments

Maternity Hospital Inaugurated In Paktia Province

A new maternity hospital, “Gawhar Taj Bayat”, was officially inaugurated recently by the Bayat Foundation in Gardez, the capital of Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktia.  Paktia’s governor, Juma Khan Hamdard, some members of the Afghan parliament and local officials attended the ceremony. According to a press release issued by the Bayat Foundation, the new hospital [...]

August 6, 2010   Posted in: Health News, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights  One Comment

Many new schools inaugurated in Faryab province

Yesterday, Farooq Wardak, Afghanistan’s Minister of Education, and Norway’s ambassador to Afghanistan officially inaugurated 68 schools in Afghanistan’s northern province of Faryab. A press release from the Ministry of Education said the schools were constructed at a cost of  US $155 million. A lot of the money was donated by the Norwegian government. Wardak announced [...]

August 5, 2010   Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development  One Comment

Largest-ever delivery of medicines and health supplies to Afghanistan

Yesterday, UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission In Afghanistan) reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) is “conducting the largest-ever delivery of medicines and health supplies to Afghanistan, sending 430 tonnes of life-saving materials – enough for 1 million people – to health providers throughout the country.”  The health supplies will be given to Afghanistan’s Ministry [...]

August 4, 2010   Posted in: Health News  Comments Closed

Villagers build their own road

Two years ago, residents of Kamich village in Shahrak district of Ghor province tried to get the government to build a road so they can reach neighboring Herat province easier and faster. According to them, the government wasn’t able to meet their needs and so they took matters into their own hands and build the [...]

August 3, 2010   Posted in: Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed