Archive for April, 2012

Khost gets new medical university; water improvements made in Jalalabad

Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reported Saturday that the Ahmad Shah Baba Medical University was officially opened at a well attended inaugural ceremony. The private university is the first of its kind in the southeastern Khost province. It is fully equipped, and staffed by local and foreign teachers. There are currently 105 students, though there is […]

April 29, 2012 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Health News, Reconstruction and Development

Construction work has begun on two new roads in northern Afghanistan

Construction work on two new roads funded by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has begun, according to recent reports from Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). One is A 75 kilometer road connecting Maimi and Shaghnan districts in northeastern Badakhshan province, and the other is a 45 kilometer road from Balamarghab district that reaches […]

April 23, 2012 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

New school building inaugurated and another school is reopened

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education announced today that a new building for a girls middle school was inaugurated in the Gosfandi district of Afghanistan’s province of Sar-e Pol. A special ceremony was held to honor the event in which community leaders, teachers and students attended. The school building took 1 year to build at a cost […]

April 22, 2012 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Afghan MMA fighter makes history – wins his first ever UFC fight!

Last night, at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Afghan mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Siyar Bahadurzada knocked out his Brazilian opponent Paulo Thiago in just 42 seconds of the first round. Bahadurzada made history as he has now become the first ever Afghan to fight in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), the largest […]

April 15, 2012 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News

First-ever international airport to be built in Ghazni

Last week, Pajhwok Afghan News reported that the first-ever international airport will be built in Afghanistan’s province of Ghazni. PAN reported that the foundation stone has already been laid by the provincial governor, Musa Khan Akbarzada. The airport, which is scheduled to be completed in 2013, will be built in the Deh Yak district of […]

April 15, 2012 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

New school building inaugurated in Nangarhar, another to be built in Parwan

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education announced today that a building for a vocational high school specializing in agriculture was inaugurated in the Rodat district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. Officials as well as students and teachers were present in a special opening ceremony. According to a ministry official, the school building was built in 5 months at […]

April 8, 2012 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development