Archive for January, 2011

Major agreement signed to protect children in Afghanistan

Today in Kabul, the Afghan government and officials from the United Nations signed an agreement to end recruitment of children in security forces. This is a major achievement because in a United Nations report last year, Afghanistan was listed as one of the countries which had child soldiers. Today’s agreement will prevent under-age recruitment into […]

January 30, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Human Rights, Security in Afghanistan

New school building inaugurated in Nangarhar province

A new building for the Sholgar Middle School, located in the Dur Baba district of Nangarhar province, was inaugurated today, according to an official from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education. Government officials, community leaders, teachers as well as students attended a ceremony celebrating the opening of the new school building. The new building was built in […]

January 24, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

More Roads, Electricity and Water for Afghans!

A ring road originally planned back in the 1960s to connect Afghanistan’s remote areas to its major cities will soon receive fresh funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).  Earlier this week, Afghanistan’s Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal signed a contract with an official from ADB in which Afghanistan will receive $340 million in grants […]

January 20, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development

New school building in Baghlan, new clinic in Kabul, and a new bridge in Oruzgan

Today, an official from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education said that a new school building for the Darah Kag Middle School in the Dushi district of Afghanistan’s province of Baghlan was inaugurated. The new building has 8 classrooms and 2 administrative rooms.  A water well was also put in.  According to the education ministry, the cost […]

January 17, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Health News, Reconstruction and Development

Modern Rug Processing Factory Opened In Kabul

A modern rug processing factory was opened this week in Kabul, according to a report from Pajhwok Afghan News.  The factory will be able to process about 7,000 square meters of rug in a month, and it will employ about 100 workers. The factory was setup with funding ($200,000) from the United States Agency for […]

January 13, 2011 · admin · 3 Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

Major drop in polio cases; New health center building inaugurated in Helmand

Yesterday, officials from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Health announced that the number of people infected with polio has reduced 37% since 2009. While polio is not an issue in the West, the disease disables and kills many people in developing countries like Afghanistan. Acting Health Minister, Dr. Suraya Dalil said the reduction is due to successful […]

January 10, 2011 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Health News, Reconstruction and Development

New airfield to be build in Nimroz province

Afghanistan’s southern province of Nimroz will get a new airfield, according to a report today from Afghanistan’s Tolo news. According to the report, an official from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Aviation and Transportation said that the new airfield is being planned to be made in an area 14 square km wide, and it will be 17 […]

January 8, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development

Park for women inaugurated in Ghazni, and school buildings inaugurated in Helmand and Baghlan provinces

Musa Khan Akbarzada (Governor of Ghazni province), Dr. Husn Banu Ghazanfar (Minister of Women’s Affairs), and other Afghan and foreign officials recently attended a ribbon-cutton ceremony to officially open a new women’s park in the province of Ghazni, said a NATO news release today. The park has a shopping center, garden fountain, benches and large […]

January 3, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Human Rights, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Demand for Afghan made cookers leads to boom in Samangan province

Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reported today that recently there has been a major increase in demand for locally produced pressure cookers in Afghanistan’s northern province of Samangan. As a result, less foreign made products are imported and more jobs have been created for the locals. According to the PAN report, the number of factories have […]

January 2, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation