August 23, 2013 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced that $50 million will be invested to change the broadcast of TV channels from analog to digital, greatly improving picture quality. The new digital system will cover all of Afghanistan. – Ariana News

A park and community center for women were inaugurated in Afghanistan’s central Bamyan province yesterday. In the center, women will be able to weave carpets, hold meetings, and discuss issues and problems affecting their community. The project worth $550,000 was funded by Japan, and it took one year to complete. – Pajhwok Afghan News

A power tower was inaugurated in the Derwaz district of Badakhshan province in northern Afghanistan earlier this week to provide the residents of the frontier districts with electricity. – Bakhtar News Agency

Local officials in Farah province announced earlier in the week that the yield from this year’s watermelon harvest of 544,000 tons doubled the amount produced last year. Broader distribution of seeds, favorable weather conditions and successful efforts to curb pest infestation, were cited as reasons for the increase. – Tolo news

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled announced earlier in the week that in past two years, nearly 7,500 men and women have undergone vocational trainings in 13 provinces. – Shamshad TV

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