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New Parliament Building Inaugurated In Kabul

On Friday, December 25th, during his first visit to Kabul, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially inaugurated Afghanistan’s new parliament building, which is being described as “India’s symbolic gift of democracy to Afghanistan”. President Ashraf Ghani, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Speaker of the Lower of House Parliament (Wolesi Jirga) and Abdul Hadi Muslimyar, Chairman of the […]

December 24, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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$28 million ring road inaugurated in Mazar-e-Sharif city

Khaama Press: The Ministry of Urban Development Affairs (MUDA) inaugurated a ring road in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital city of northern Balkh province of Afghanistan on Sunday. The $28 million ring road having a length of 6.4 kilometers in four lines has been constructed with the financial support of Japan with one third of the project already completed. The […]

December 20, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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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

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
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development

Development projects completed in two northern Afghan provinces

Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported today that 28 development projects have recently been completed in the northern province of Sar-e Pul’s Gosfandi district. The projects were managed and implemented by the the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation, according to the BNA report. The projects completed included such things as the […]

November 18, 2015 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

ADB, donor countries announce $858 mln grant for Afghanistan

Khaama Press: The Asian Development Bank (ADB), which is the leading and largest infrastructure development partner of Afghanistan, together with donor countries have announced a new grant of $858 million for Afghanistan. According to the Ministry of Finance, the announced grant would be used on infrastructure building from the year 2017 to 2020. Click here […]

November 1, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Cardiac Surgery Center Opens In Kabul

Tolo News: Minister of Public Health Ferozuddin Feroz on Saturday inaugurated a cardiac surgery center for adults at the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) in Kabul. The minister said the unit is a vital step towards improving the healthcare services in Afghanistan. “We hope that this center will treat the cardiac patients and prevent […]

October 31, 2015 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Health News, Reconstruction and Development

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
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development

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

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
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

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