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Training for Afghan women; new school building inaugurated

п»їп»їAt 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   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Job Creation, Women's Rights  Comments Closed

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   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Human Rights, Job Creation, Women's Rights  Comments Closed

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   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Environmental Issues, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

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

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

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

Construction work has begun on two new roads in northern Afghanistan

Construction work on two new roads funded by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has begun, according to recent reports from Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). One is A 75 kilometer road connecting Maimi and Shaghnan districts in northeastern Badakhshan province, and the other is a 45 kilometer road from Balamarghab district that reaches [...]

April 23, 2012   Posted in: Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

First-ever international airport to be built in Ghazni

Last week, Pajhwok Afghan News reported that the first-ever international airport will be built in Afghanistan’s province of Ghazni. PAN reported that the foundation stone has already been laid by the provincial governor, Musa Khan Akbarzada. The airport, which is scheduled to be completed in 2013, will be built in the Deh Yak district of [...]

April 15, 2012   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

Cement factory to be built in Herat province

The Iranian company Peshgaman Sanat-i-Majad will invest $150 million in establishing a cement factory that will produce one million tons of cement in the Zinda Jan district of Herat province, according to a report today from Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). Afghanistan’s Minister of Mines, Wahidullah Shahrani said that this project will boost the country’s annual [...]

March 18, 2012   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

Afghanistan to receive grant to boost electricity production

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance announced this weekend that an agreement has been signed where the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will grant Afghanistan with $75.4 million. The money is going to be used to boost electricity production so that more than 50,000 residents of Gerishk district in Helmand province will have electricity. According to Afghan media [...]

January 22, 2012   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development  One Comment

Reports: Mega poultry farm to be setup in Nangarhar and a new school building inaugurated in Faryab

The foundation stone for a mega poultry farm was laid yesterday in the Kama district of Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, according to a Pajhwok Afghan News report. Senior officials told the news agency that it will employ over 1000 Afghan men and women, and that the project is expected to take three and half [...]

January 16, 2012   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights  2 Comments

Salt Refinery Plant Inaugurated In Balkh Province

Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reported today that a $4 million private salt refinery was inaugurated today in Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh. The factory was setup by the Mullah Azad Group, the director of the factory, Mahfoozullah Fagur, told PAN. The factory currently employs 200 people and will soon be raised to 1000 once another [...]

September 25, 2011   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights  Comments Closed