July 26, 2013 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

Government officials from Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh announced earlier this week that thanks to plans implemented by the government, there has been a 50% decline in the crime. “This year, crimes such as murder, robbery and kidnapping have reduced by over 50 percent. It is a big achievement for the Balkh police department,” said Abdul Razaq, a provincial security official. – Tolo news

Thanks to financial assistance from the United States, a free medical treatment drive has been launched in precincts 6 and 13 of Kabul for families that cannot afford private health facilities. The program provides services in the fields of gynecology, maternity and internal diseases. The medicines are also provided free of cost. – Ariana News

A big conference will be held in Kandahar province aimed at luring foreign and local investments, Afghanistan’s Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal announced yesterday. – Pajhwok Afghan News

Construction work on streets within the Industrial Park of Pul-e Charkhi in Kabul started on Wednesday, July 24th. According to the Afghan Investment Support Agency (AISA), the project will cost about US$6 million and will be completed in two years. – 1TV

Earlier this week, the World Bank granted US$12.5 million to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs so it can be used to modernize the pension system and assist needy families in the provinces.- Shamshad TV

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