Archive for the ‘Reconstruction and Development’ Category

Over a thousand families in Parwan now have access to electricity; Afghans start use of Iran’s Chabahar Port

Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported today that a power transformer was inaugurated on Saturday in Charikar, the capital city of Parwan province that will provide 1,100 families with access to electricity. The transformer was installed by the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) power company. The local residents expressed happiness over the project, reported BNA. [...]

July 28, 2013   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

July 26, 2013 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

Government officials from Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh announced earlier this week that thanks to plans implemented by the government, there has been a 50% decline in the crime. “This year, crimes such as murder, robbery and kidnapping have reduced by over 50 percent. It is a big achievement for the Balkh police department,” said [...]

July 26, 2013   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Health News, Reconstruction and Development, Security in Afghanistan  Comments Closed

New school buildings to be built in Khost and Jowzjan provinces

Special foundation stone laying ceremonies have been held in Khost and Jowzjan provinces, an official from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education announced today. In the eastern province of Khost, an agricultural high school building is expected to be built in 6 months at a cost of 13,007,000 afghanis. The funding for the project will come from [...]

July 23, 2013   Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

Roads and bridges to be built in 5 Afghan provinces

In an effort to further improve Afghanistan’s infrastructure, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Works announced road and bridge building projects in 5 different provinces yesterday. The projects which will be funded by the world Bank at a cost of 358 million afghanis will be completed by provide Afghan companies. Specifically, a 28km road in Kunduz, a [...]

July 23, 2013   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Reconstruction and Development, Security in Afghanistan  Comments Closed

Afghanistan unveils new incentives to investors

In an effort to attract new investors and prevent current investments from leaving Afghanistan, a new package of incentives were announced today by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance, according to an AFP report. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, Afghanistan’s Minister of Finance told reporters that “the goal of this policy is to support investment in different sectors, especially [...]

July 21, 2013   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

July 19, 2013 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

Yesterday construction started on a road from Pul-e-Sokhta to the Darulaman area in the sixth precinct of Kabul. The project will cost $11 million and will be funded by Turkey. It is expected to be completed in 10 months. – Ariana News South Korea signed an agreement with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation [...]

July 19, 2013   Posted in: Cultural Heritage, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

Reports: Paktika, Herat and Logar schools to get buildings

Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reported today that an official from Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktika said that forty-six school building will be constructed during the current year in the province. The buildings will be constructed at a cost of $11 million, per the PAN report. Funding from the project will come from the ministries of [...]

June 24, 2013   Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

Report: Japan to help Afghanistan maintain its highways

The government of Japan will purchase 106 road construction vehicles and equipment worth $30 million to help Afghanistan maintain its main highways, according to a report today from Khaama Press. The equipment, which will also include snow clearing machines will go to the Afghan Pubic Works Ministry. The snow clearing machines will be very helpful [...]

May 28, 2013   Posted in: Environmental Issues, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

School buildings to be constructed/reconstructed

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has agreed to grant Afghanistan’s education ministry with $68.5 million, according to a report yesterday from Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). Per the report, under the agreement signed in Kabul, 2,270 schools will be built in Afghanistan’s rural areas to pave the way to provide education to 555,000 [...]

March 31, 2013   Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development  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

Kunar University get a new building, and 2 bridges inaugurated in Ghor

An inauguration ceremony was held today in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar for a newly constructed building for the Syed Jamaludin Afghan University, Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) has reported. The project to build the 2-story building was funded by the Minister of Higher Education at a cost $550,000, Kunar’s provincial governor, Syed Fazlullah Wahidi, told [...]

February 11, 2013   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

New turbines inaugurated; western provinces to see increase in power

Yesterday, the Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou came to Afghanistan to meet with Afghanistan’s Minister of Water and Energy Mohammad Ismael Khan. The two ministers attended an inauguration ceremony on Sunday for two newly operational Iranian-made electrical turbines, as well held talks to further expand ties between the neighboring countries. The new turbines have the [...]

January 28, 2013   Posted in: Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed