Archive for the ‘Afghanistan’s Economy’ Category

First oxygen and nitrogen production factory starts work in Nangarhar

Khaama Press: The first ever factory producing oxygen and nitrogen has started operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan with a local doctor investing hundreds of thousands of dollars to locally produce the elements and create jobs for the local residents. The provincial government said the factory will provide enough oxygen and nitrogen to respond to […]

July 7, 2017 · admin · No Comments
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Afghanistan-India cargo flights to operate from June 15

ANI: The first cargo flight of the Afghanistan-India air corridor, to take Afghan goods to India, will leave Kabul for New Delhi on June 15.  ACCI (Afghanistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries) deputy chairman Khan Jan Alkozay highlighted the potential of this project in empowering traders to export high quality [products] to the vast Indian market […]

June 3, 2017 · admin · No Comments
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36 project contracts signed, providing job opportunities for over 180 thousand people

1TV: The Afghanistan Rural Rehabilitation Ministry (MRRD) has signed 36 development project contracts, worth 201,122,035 Afghanis with villages councils, providing job opportunities to more than 180 thousand people. The projects will include, construction of retaining walls, canals, intakes, bridges and roads and will be implemented in 17 provinces through the cohesion programs regional office of MRRD. […]

November 20, 2016 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation

Lazuli railway network to link Afghanistan to Europe and China soon

Khaama Press: The Lazuli railway network is due to be inaugurated in the near future to link Afghanistan with the European countries and China via Central Asia. Mohammad Shaker Kargar, the special envoy of the President for Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), said the inauguration of the railway network will act as an alternative to link the […]

October 19, 2016 · admin · No Comments
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Trade ties between Afghanistan and China continue to grow

The Chinese news agency, Xinhua, reported on Thursday, August 25th, that China launched it’s first freight train service from it’s Nantong City to Hairatan in Afghanistan. The train carrying 84 containers is expected to take 15 days and will pass first through Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. According to Chinese officials, 2 trains will be scheduled each […]

August 28, 2016 · admin · No Comments
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Afghanistan-India Friendship Dam Inaugurated in Afghanistan

VOA News: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a dam in Afghanistan’s western Herat province Saturday that had been 40 years in the making due to war and upheaval in the country. The Salma Dam, referred to as the Afghanistan India Friendship Dam by both countries, is built with $300 million of Indian money. The 107 meter high, […]

June 4, 2016 · admin · No Comments
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Afghan cement factory reopens

Reuters: After a break of 20 years, Afghanistan’s first cement factory is once more clanking noisily in the countryside near Kabul as crushed-up limestone rocks rattle along a battered conveyor belt to the newly restored kiln. “By selling our products and improving the factory’s production, we can avoid having our young generation go abroad,” said Amir Mohammad. […]

May 30, 2016 · admin · No Comments
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Major electricity importing project to be inaugurated in May

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday that the $1.17 billion Central Asia South Asia electricity importing project, or CASA-1000, will be inaugurated by officials on May 12th. Officials from the four main countries involved, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Pakistan will meet for a ground-breaking ceremony in Tajikistan. The Krygyz Republic and Tajikistan have […]

April 24, 2016 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Environmental Issues, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development, Security in Afghanistan

Gardez-Khost highway inaugurated

Construction work on a highway that connects Gardez (Paktia) with Khost City has been completed, and an inauguration ceremony was held today. Work on the highway had started 9 years ago.The 101 km long and 9 meters wide road was completed in two phases. The first phase (63km) was completed by an American construction company, […]

December 15, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Asian Development Bank to build five slaughterhouses in Afghanistan

Khaama Press: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced a grant of $11 million for enhanced project facilities, primarily to support slaughterhouses and modernization of the livestock industry. Click here to read more (external link).

November 29, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Roshan Telecom Company Receives ‘IBA Stevie’ Awards

Tolo News: Roshan, an Afghan telecommunication company, on Tuesday received five “Stevie” awards at the 12th annual International Business Awards (IBAs) in Toronto, Canada. Roshan’s CEO Karim Khoja was named “Executive of the Year” for the telecommunications industry, receiving a Gold Stevie Award, the telecom company said in a statement. “I’m exceptionally proud of the […]

October 29, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Afghanistan’s Safi Airways Plans Route Expansion, Jet Purchases

Bloomberg: The carrier is targeting growth markets such as Iran, Kuwait and Kazakhstan, Chief Commercial Officer Joshua Bustos told reporters in Dubai. The airline is looking to add 10 to 20 planes in three to five years and is interested in narrow-bodies including Airbus A319, A320, Boeing 737s as well as turboprops, he said. “The […]

October 25, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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