Archive for September, 2010

Road construction projects underway in Faryab, Kabul, Parwan and Bamiyan provinces

Earlier this week, Afghanistan’s Public Works Ministry announced that a 7.7 kilometer road will be built in Maimana, the capital of Afghanistan’s northern province of Faryab.  The project will cost $2.4 million and it is scheduled to take one year to complete.  The ministry said that the government has given the construction work to a […]

September 30, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

Revenue increases in Samangan and Herat

In Afghanistan’s northern province of Samangan, the head of the coal mining enterprises told Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) that revenues from the Dara-e-Sauf coalmine has tripled. 300 million afghanis has been made in the first six months of this year, compared to the 102 million afghanis during the same period in 2009. According to the […]

September 28, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Security in Afghanistan

Construction has started on a new building for a high school in Balkh

Construction on a new school building for the Aliabad high school in the Nahri Shahi district of Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh has started. A press released issued by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education states that the cost of the construction project is estimated to be around $300,000, and that it will take 6 months to […]

September 26, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

New clinic buildings inaugurated; maternal mortality rates drop; health ministry to receive $4.35 million

Three new single-story health clinic buildings were inaugurated today in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh. The new buildings are located in the Kart-e-Noor Khuda, Kart-e-Shad, and Ali Chopan areas of the city. The cost of the construction project which was $450,000 was provided by the Indian government.  India’s ambassador to Afghanistan, […]

September 26, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Health News, Reconstruction and Development

Afghan National Army Gets 29 More Female Officers

Yesterday, a graduation ceremony was held for 29 Afghan women who completed advanced training, and are now 2nd lieutenants in the Afghan National Army. There are already close to 300 women in the Afghan Army, however, these women are the first to have graduated from a formalized training program. The women learned basic military skills, […]

September 24, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Security in Afghanistan, Women's Rights

Afghanistan and China sign agreement on railway construction

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Mines and the state-owned China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) signed an agreement today in Kabul in which the Chinese firm agreed to construct a railway corridor in Afghanistan. MCC will construct a railway corridor from Aynak Copper Mine in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Logar to eastern Torkham and northern Hairatan border towns. […]

September 22, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

School building inaugurated in Parwan province

Afghan education officials, Parwan’s provincial governor Abdul Basir Salangi, students, and teachers, attended an inauguration ceremony for a newly constructed 2-story school building, according to a Ministry of Education press release today.  The building is for the Ghulam Ali Girl’s Middle School in Bagram district, which is located in central Parwan province. The $207,000 of […]

September 21, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

New hospital to open in Khost; development projects announced in Farah and Kandahar

This fall, Khost City will have a new 100-bed hospital, according to a NATO news release. Work is nearly complete on the hospital, which will have an emergency room, male, female and children’s wards, mid-wife and maternity wards, x-ray and oncology departments, laboratories,  inpatient and outpatient care facilities, as well as office space for medial […]

September 20, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Health News, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

2 vocational schools to be constructed in Logar

Afghan media reported recently that in Pul-e-Alam, the capital of Afghanistan’s Logar province, two new vocational schools will be constructed – one related to agriculture and the other to mechanics.  Students will study for two years and will be given a certificate. The goal is to help train Afghans so that they can find jobs […]

September 16, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

Afghan Woman Wins Asia Social Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Today at the World Economic Forum’s annual Summer Davos meeting, three businesspeople were awarded the Asia “Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award”. One of the winners was Afghanistan’s own Sakena Yacoobi. She was presented the award by Hilde Schwab, Co-Founder and Chairperson of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Ms. Yacoobi was recognized as a […]

September 14, 2010 · admin · 8 Comments
Posted in: Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Eid Mubarak – We wish you and your family a happy and blessed Eid!

September 10, 2010 · admin · One Comment
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Health center to be built in Herat; Farah hospital to get stable source of power

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health has announced that a new health center will be built in the Injil district of Afghanistan’s western province of Herat. A groundbreaking ceremony for the center was held last Sunday. The structure will be built by the the Italian Provincial Reconstruction Team.  Dr. Suraya Dalil, Afghanistan’s Acting Minister of Public […]

September 8, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Health News, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development