Saturday, 24 October 2020

Marathon of Afghanistan

Over 400 runners participated in the 2020 Marathon of Afghanistan in Bamyan Province that ended on Friday, 23 October. 
40% of the participants were women. Runners from Afghanistan, Scotland, Wales, US, France, Swiss and Russian Federation took part in the race to compete in 42,1 km distance. Afghan runners participated in the event from eight provinces. It was the 6th year the Marathon is held in Bamyan.

Friday, 23 October 2020

A critical time to support Afghanistan's poorest

Poverty is rapidly increasing in Afghanistan because of COVID-19. It is cause for concern and requires urgent and continued attention from the international community.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Help turn good ideas into great projects!

Cancer and disability have changed my life, however they have also given me the strength to move many of my ideas into reality. So I made the decision to start fundraising campaigns as an individual, and coordinate my projects with my individual company registered with the Ministry of Industry & Commerce of Afghanistan, as I believe this will bring Donors closer to my activities and to Afghanistan, and will create a direct dialogue between them and the Afghans, leading to more transparency during the realization of my projects. If you decide to become a donor, I will keep you posted about my projects and activities at all times, and you can always have a look at my finances, so you feel confident in how I invest your money. 

Your help will not be forgotten! and I will always be available to assist you in case you are interested in carrying out projects in Afghanistan, regardless of whether your projects are commercial or not for profit.

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Tuesday, 20 October 2020

First-Ever paper production factory opens in Kabul, Afghanistan

The first-ever paper factory has opened in Kabul, and it has the potential to meet the annual demand for white paper in the country. According to the factory officials, the factory has the capacity to produce 120 tons of paper daily. With a staff of over 200, the factory collects and recycles up to 15 tons of paper waste a day in Kabul. Based on unofficial statistics, Afghanistan needs more than 10,000 tons of white paper annually, most of which is imported from abroad. 


Monday, 19 October 2020

Afghanistan Kandahar Province produces five tons of Pistachios this year

The Department of Agriculture of Kandahar expect pistachio production in the province to reach 5 tons this year. “Farmers here are fond of growing pistachios, and we’ve made sure to implement programs that strengthening gardening in the province,” said a representative of Kandahar’s Department of Agriculture. According to the officials, pistachio seedlings have been planted in about 4,500 acres of land in 6 districts of the Province. As many as 450,000 hectares of pistachios have been registered in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Ukraine is now ready to deepen relations with Afghanistan

Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleh Uruskyy held an official meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Wali Monawar. During the event, the current state of relations between the countries and prospects for their development in the future were discussed. The parties also stressed the need to deepen bilateral cooperation and increase trade between the states. According to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Wali Monawar, today both the leadership of Afghanistan and Ukraine have a mutual interest in the development of economic relations in various areas. "Afghanistan would like to open a new page in cooperation between the countries. Currently, important areas of bilateral cooperation are education, energy and military-technical cooperation," said Mr. Wali Monawar. The Ambassador also stressed that the official trade turnover between the countries should be increased and assured that this is an important task of his mission in Ukraine. In turn, Oleh Uruskyy stressed: "Ukraine is now ready to deepen relations with Afghanistan. There is political will and significant potential for cooperation. Of course, the current official level of trade between the countries is insufficient. We must set ourselves more ambitious goals and achieve even higher performance of cooperation."

Italy has allocated $118 million for the construction of an electric power line in Afghanistan

The Italian Government has allocated 118 million USD through the Afghan National Army Trust Fund for the construction of an electric power line in the provinces of Herat and Farah, in Western Afghanistan. The project, which will be carried out by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), will lead to a 220 kV, 311 kilometers long electric power line being laid between Herat and Farah. It will entail the construction of sub-stations, which are crucial for the distribution of power to the end-user, in Farah and Shindand, as well as the renovation of the Herat substation. By financing this important project, which is part of a wider initiative for the electrification of the Country by ADP and DABS, the Afghan state-controlled energy company, Italy reaffirms its leading role in Western Afghanistan, where the Italian military contingent trains, advises and assists the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). Once completed, the power line financed by Italy will bring affordable, sustainable and reliable energy to the local Afghan National Army outposts as well as to 27.000 households in the region, thus contributing substantially to their welfare and livelihoods. 

NATO and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is leading a non-combat mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces and institutions. The Resolute Support Mission (RSM) was launched in January 2015, following the completion of the mission of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in December 2014, when responsibility for security in Afghanistan was transferred to the Afghan national defence and security forces. NATO Allies welcome the start of intra-Afghan peace negotiations and urge the Afghan government and the Taliban to fulfil their commitments to working towards a comprehensive peace agreement. Allies will adjust their troop presence to support the peace process, while remaining committed to training and funding the Afghan security forces and institutions. The NATO-Afghanistan Enduring Partnership provides a framework for wider political dialogue and practical cooperation.
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Wednesday, 14 October 2020

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