KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Counter-Narcotics and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed on Wednesday that the poppy cultivation has increased by 87 percent this year.
Dozens of rural businesses from five zones of the country, most of them women, exhibited rural products and handicrafts in Rural Market Exhibition in Kabul. This exhibition was commenced at Bagh Babur (Babur Garden) in Kabul and will continue for three days.
HERAT CITY (SW): Herat on Monday hosted the third annual saffron festival aimed at encouraging farming and export of Afghanistan’s ‘red gold’.
The Seventh Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA VII) will be held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan tomorrow.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Monday approved imposing 100 per cent duty on tobacco products, mainly cigarettes in the country.
KABUL (SW): Ahmad Jawed Sadat, deputy director for policy at the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), has said work on relocating historic relics from the site of Mes Aynak copper mines in Logar would not allow extraction of the mineral for at least three years.
KABUL (SW): Officials from Afghanistan, Iran and India on Saturday underlined importance of the Chabahar port in boosting trade and trilateral ties.
Officials at the Ministry of Finance said that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has set a target of 153 billion AFNs for collecting national income in the fiscal year 1396
KABUL (SW): In the last four years, the shares of agriculture and industry in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have fallen significantly.
Kandahar soap, a product of Afghanistan that is said to have entered the world markets including the US and Canada markets, and has good reputation.
JALALABAD (SW): The olive yield in eastern Nangarhar province has improved significantly from the estimated 500 tons to 1200 tons.
KABUL (SW): Pakistan has raised tariff by three-fold on imports from Afghanistan that pose serious threat in particular to fresh and dried fruits' traders.
Many cars were standing in the Qalai Zaman Khan Road and each of them performed some construction tasks for this road. One picked the stone, the other put out the soil, and the workers were standing with the shovels and wheelbarrows along the road,
Officials of the Capital Region Development Authority said that as part of the second job creation plan in the Kabul River’s Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Project, thousand jobs have been created for the residence of Kabul.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday voted with majority against the presidential decree on collecting 10 per cent tax from mobile phone consumers.
KABUL (SW): With the passage of 2 years, there is still no system for monitoring the collection of 10 percent of the tax on subscribers of telecommunications companies.
KABUL (SW): The Department of Petroleum and Liquid Gas Enterprise (DPLGE) reported on readiness to control the fuel prices during the winter season.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Public Works signed 4 contracts for the construction of roads in Kabul, Maidan Wardak, Parwan and Farah provinces with the aid fund of Japan and development budget of the government here in Kabul on Tuesday.
KABUL (SW): Officials at the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) finalizing the new export strategy here in Kabul on Tuesday, stated that exports have increased to 170 thousand tons compared to 141 thousand tons compared to last year.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Public Welfare (MoPW) on Tuesday inked deals with private firms for construction of main roads in four provinces.
KABUL (SW): The First Lady Bibi Gul inaugurated the Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) here on Monday.
Takhar money exchangers demand security
TALOQAN (SW): The money exchangers of Takhar provinces protested against increasing insecurity in Taloqan city on Saturday.
NEW DELHI (SW): Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government, has said ‘Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show' is an ideal opportunity for promoting regional economic development.
NEW DELHI (SW): In a bid to boost exports from Afghanistan and pursue new high-end markets for the country’s premier products, the US and India joined hands to host ‘Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show’ in New Delhi.
TALOQAN (SW): Sebghatullah Nazari, head of provincial rural development directorate, talking to Salam Watandar, said that since the beginning of the year, out of 349 development projects, 277 projects have been completed in the center and several districts of the province.
KABUL (SW): Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Unity Government (NUG), on Monday’s Council of Ministers meeting criticized that India has been contributing to development projects throughout the country, but has not been used without timely reimbursement.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government (NUG), on Sunday oversaw inauguration of the 10MW solar power plant in Kandahar.
KABUL (SW): Director for rural reconstruction and development in Herat has charged the National Procurement Council (NPC) for delaying transferring of funds.
KABUL (SW): The Officials of the Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) on the occasion of signing contracts for road construction here in Kabul on Wednesday, said the 5 projects worth 1.4 million dollars will be implemented in 6 provinces by private companies.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock’s officials have signed a contract for 10 thousand metric tons of improved seed worth 6 million dollars with the National Seed Board which will be distributed to 200 thousand farmers in 34 provinces of the country.
HERAT CITY (SW): The first wind and solar power plant worth 3.7 million dollars in the industrial city of Herat launched by the Minister of Energy and Water, director of DABS and some local officials. The Plant will provide electricity to over 15 thousand families.
KABUL (SW): According to the Ministry of Agriculture, saffron harvesting in the country during the 20 years of investment had reached 3 tons by 2013, but in 2016 the saffron production has surged to 6.5 tons.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has acknowledged that the utilization of development budget by various government entities has slightly improved this year.
HERAT CITY (SW): Abdul Malik Katibi, the provincial director of Afghanistan Independent Land Authority (ARAZI), in a press conference in Herat on Wednesday, talking about Herat’s AILA (ARAZI) inability to stand against land grabbers said he has been threatened several times by the land grabbers.
KABUL (SW): A number of capital's residents complained of rising gas prices in the Kabul markets.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development will reconstruct and rehabilitate the 90 irrigation channels of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock.
KABUL (SW): With the arrival of Eid-ul-Adha, an evident surge is seen in the prices of dry fruits that are selling like hot cakes as part of the festivities.
KABUL (SW): The Customs and Revenue Department (CRD) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has witnessed a notable 10 per cent increase in its collections during the first six months of this year in comparison to the last year, officials said on Sunday.
KABUL (SW): A privately-owned postal service called "Air Parcel" began operating in Kabul.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) announces preparations for the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
KABUL (SW): The National Union of Afghanistan Workers and Employees (NUAWE) on Wednesday urged the government to meet its promises on eliminating the menace of drug addiction, child labor and unemployment.
FAIZABAD (SW): The once booming trade of copperware and craft of coppersmith are on the verge of decline in Badakhshan province.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (SW): 60 raisin factories are put into operation in Balkh province on Wednesday.
HERAT CITY (SW): Agriculture authorities have named 27th July as National Honey Day on Thursday in Herat.
MAZAR-E-SHARIF (SW): Ragging violence and insecurity on key highways in northern parts of the country have hampered imports and exports of good via the Hairatan port, an official said on Thursday.
KABUL (SW): Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the Afghanistan-India air corridor on Monday afternoon here in Kabul.
KABUL (AA): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has reiterated its resolve in fighting corruption at all levels.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): The 22-day-closure of Spin Boldak – Chaman crossing point between Afghanistan and Pakistan has inflicted financial losses worth millions of dollars.
KABUL (SW): A private company called “Modern Methods” has promised to create up to one million jobs in Afghanistan within 3 years.
KABUL (SW): Authorities at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MoRRD) have claimed that the Ministry has saved 1.5 billion afghanis in procurement in the past year.