Archive for the ‘Reconstruction and Development’ Category

New school building inaugurated in Ghor and 2 schools reopened in Farah

Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported that a new building for the Ahengran Girls School in Ghor province was inaugurated earlier this week. The $130,000 project was funded by the Japanese government and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). According to the BNA report, the building has 8 classrooms, 3 administrative rooms, and […]

January 9, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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First Soy Milk Factory To Be Built In Afghanistan

The World Food Programme (WFP) reported today that the government of South Korea will contribute $12 million to the organization so that the first soy milk factory can be built in Afghanistan. WFP will work with an organization called Nutrition Education International (NEI), a non-governmental organization (NGO), to build the factory in Afghanistan’s northern province […]

December 11, 2014 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Health News, Reconstruction and Development

Playgrounds to be built in Wardak; Funding pledged for women’s empowerment

Thirty-six playgrounds will be built in Afghanistan’s central east province of Maidan Wardak, according to a report today from Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for Maidwan Wardak’s provincial governor, told the news agency that 46 million Afghanis will be spent to construct these playgrounds. He added that they will be used for […]

October 17, 2014 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Afghanistan's Economy, Human Rights, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Hospitals in Kapisa and a sports center in Kabul inaugurated

Yesterday, Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reported that two new 50-bed hospitals were inaugurated in Afghanistan’s north-eastern province of Kapisa. The hospitals are both in the provincial capital, Mahmud-i-Raqi. One is a maternity hospital, and the other will serve as a drug rehabilitation facility. Per the PAN report, funding for the projects came from Afghanistan’s Ministry […]

August 15, 2014 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Health News, Reconstruction and Development

Bridge in Baghlan and new school buildings in Bamiyan

Construction work on a bridge started yesterday in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province, according to the Bakhtar News Agency (BNA). According to the BNA report, the new bridge, which is expected to be 12 meters long and 4 meters wide, will be built in the Qandahari village of Pul-e-Khomri city. It should be completed in 9 months, […]

July 8, 2014 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Reconstruction and Development

Cricket stadium to be built in Khost; Road projects in Kabul

Construction work on a cricket stadium in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost officially started today, according to a report from Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). The new stadium, which will have the capacity for 30,000 spectators, will be financed by the government of Germany at a cost of $1.3 million, according to the PAN report. The […]

January 23, 2014 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Reconstruction and Development

Museum and cultural center to be built in Bamiyan

A museum and cultural center will be built in Afghanistan’s central province of Bamiyan, officials announced today in Kabul. The museum will be built on land that will be provided by the Afghan government, and the $5.4 million funding for the construction project will come from the South Korean government. A funding agreement was signed today […]

December 17, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Cultural Heritage, Education, Reconstruction and Development

Report: School reopened in Kandahar

Afghanistan’s Pajhwok Afghan News reported today that a middle school for boys that was closed for 8 years due to insecurity has been reopened. The school is in the Zheri district of Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province. An education official told Pajhwok Afghan News that the school was made operational 10 years but had to close […]

November 26, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

Report: Afghanistan has become more business friendly

Afghanistan has become more business-friendly, according to a 316-page report released yesterday jointly by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Two years ago, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoIC) implemented the Afghanistan Business Licensing Reform project with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and opportunities for corruption. The efforts of the […]

October 31, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development

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 […]

August 23, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights

Construction work on a bridge in Khost underway

An inauguration ceremony was held yesterday in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost celebrating the start of construction on a new 160 meter long bridge that will traverse the Sheml river in the Farm Bagh area of the province. The project, which is expected to take 18 months, is being funded by the World Bank at […]

August 19, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development

Construction work on building for Kabul University’s Computer Science Faculty started

Construction work on a new building for Kabul University’s Computer Science Faculty was inaugurated today by Afghanistan’s Minister of Higher Education, Obaidullah Obaid, and the Japanese Ambassador to Afghanistan, Hiroshi Takahashi. The planned four-story building is being funded by the Japanese government at a cost of $8.2 million, and is expected to be completed in […]

August 13, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development