Archive for the ‘Job Creation’ Category

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

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
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

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
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

To boost exports, Afghanistan plans to launch online marketplace

Hassib Rahimi, an executive with the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) recently told France’s AFP news agency that Afghanistan will launch it’s first-ever online marketplace to allow local Afghan businesses to export their products directly to world markets. The effort will improve the Afghan economy as exports will be boosted and new jobs […]

June 18, 2015 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation

May 15, 2015 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

According to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA), the European Union (EU) is expected to lift a long-held ban on Afghan aviation services by the end of 2015. Once the ban is lifted, various Afghan airlines will be able to fly to European destinations. – Tolo News A cultural center will be built […]

May 15, 2015 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Cultural Heritage, Health News, Human Rights, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Training for Afghan women; new school building inaugurated

At least 80,000 women in Afghanistan’s north-eastern province of Badakhshan were provided with vocational training, according to a report yesterday from Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency (BNA). The women were provided with formal training on such fields as livestock raising, handicraft, and raising honey bees. The goal of the education project was to help make the […]

April 21, 2014 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Job Creation, Women's Rights

Program to boost of role of women in Afghanistan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that they will launch a $200 million program to boost the role of women in Afghanistan. Furthermore, with international support such as Australia, Japan, and the European Union, that number could be doubled, according to USAID. The program is called “Promote” and will help women […]

July 18, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Human Rights, Job Creation, Women's Rights

Band-e-Amir National park a hit with tourists

CBS news report shows how the extraordinary national park in Afghanistan is changing life there for the better.

March 31, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Environmental Issues, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

Iron processing factory opens in Herat, New masjid opens in Helmand

An large iron processing and melting factory was officially opened at the industrial park, in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, last week. Herat’s provincial governor Daud Shah Saba, Afghanistan’s Commerce and Industries Minister Anwarul Haq Ahadi, and Afghanistan’s Economic Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal attended the inaugural ceremony held to mark the event. Officials said that […]

September 3, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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Oil Project Starts In Northern Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s 1st Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, various Afghan ministers, provincial governors, other officials, as well as the Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan, attended a special ceremony today marking the start of operations of the Amu Darya River Basin oil deposits, which are located in northern Afghanistan’s Sar-i-Pol province. The fields are expected to contain more […]

June 24, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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Carpet processing factory inaugurated in Herat

A carpet processing factory was inaugurated today in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, according to a report from Afghanistan’s Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). The project was funded by the United States government at a cost of $500,000. This facility will provide more employment opportunities for Afghans, and it will be another big boost for the […]

June 16, 2012 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development