Archive for July, 2012

Hundreds of historical artifacts returned to Afghanistan

Earlier this week, it was announced that more than 800 items that were stolen and smuggled out of Afghanistan has been returned, with the help of the British Museum. The rare artifacts include a sculpture of Buddha, ivories dating back to the 1st century BC, as well as bronze age carvings, and Islamic coins. The […]

July 21, 2012 В· admin В· No Comments
Posted in: Cultural Heritage

New building to be built in Baghlan and renovations begin in Ghazni

Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported today that the foundation stone of a new building for Baghlan University was laid down in Pul-e Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province. The new building will be 2 stories high, and will have both administrative and teaching sections. Once the building is completed, the issue of classroom shortage […]

July 15, 2012 В· admin В· No Comments
Posted in: Cultural Heritage, Education, Reconstruction and Development

Minister: Power station and dam to be reconstructed

Mohammad Ismael Khan, Afghanistan’s Minister of Water and Power, during a visit to Afghanistan’s north eastern province Baghlan last week announced that the Pul-e Khumri power station and the Kilagi dam would be reconstructed. The minister added that funding for the project will come from Germany and the World Bank. The trip to Baghlan is […]

July 8, 2012 В· admin В· No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Environmental Issues, Reconstruction and Development