September 27, 2013 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

This week, officials from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) announced that they are planning to invest $1.5 million (US) to train nearly 2000 government officials including 1,200 policemen in order to combat violence against women and girls in the country. – Shamshad TV

A new political movement, “Mawje Tahwol” or “Waves of Change” was formed this week as a means to encourage greater women’s participation in the upcoming elections and create awareness among the masses to vote responsibly, according to its head, Fawzia Kofi. – Tolo News

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said this week that saffron cultivation and production have increased compared to last year, and that cultivation has been increased to almost 26 provinces. The Ministry said that in the future, the cultivation of saffron will have a strong positive effect on Afghanistan’s economy. – Bakhtar News Agency

The Afghan power company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS), said earlier this week that a contract with a Turkish company for a power expansion project in Kabul has been signed. According to DABS, more than 40,000 families of Qala Mohib, Chil Dokhtaran and Dashti Barchi areas would have access to power as a result of this project. – Pajhwok Afghan News

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