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Anti-polio vaccination program has started in southern Nimroz province yesterday.

With a sum of USD 2,000,000 the construction works of 14 health projects have been initiated by Ferozidin Feroz Minister for Public Health during an official visit in Herat province.

The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) are set to initiate a joint polio vaccination campaign across Afghanistan in less than two weeks.

 

An Afghan doctor, Safiullah Sadat, has developed and built a device that could prevent the amputation of the feet and hands of hundreds of wounded security force members.

Every year World Blood Donor Day, June 14, is marked around the world. This year the theme was "blood connects us all".

The Center for Strategic Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan held a one-day joint seminar with the cooperation of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China under the theme of “One Belt and One Road” chaired by the Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Hekmat Khalil Karzai with the participation of the Chinese Ambassador to Kabul and members of the Chinese Embassy, National Assembly members, researchers, Analysts, Faculty members, and Senior Official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul.

Saffron is the best and the most effective alternative for poppy cultivation in Afghanistan.

Nangarhar Canal palm garden ready for production
Agriculture department of Nangarhar hope Canal palm garden will produce two tons of date next solar year.

With 60 percent of Afghans working in agriculture, the government’s commitment to dramatically expand the country’s cold storage capacity stands to make a big difference economically far and wide.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged $100 million USD for agricultural development in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan is highly dependent on agriculture and this sector has been suffering from multiple diseases and insect pests. Having this harsh reality in mind, MAIL has prioritized to identify all existing plant pests and diseases, and later on how to prevent. Deputy minister Mr. Mir Amanudin Haidari at the Stakeholder Planning Workshop of this survey said “we have many diseases in Afghanistan and they have cost us a lot even as a trade barrier.

Strengthening ties between agricultural business and government counterparts was the focus of a UN-backed meeting in Kabul, where community representatives and high-level officials met to discuss ways to foster growth in this critical sector of the Afghan economy.

World Volunteers Day was marked, with a number of youth donating blood on the occasion, under the slogan of “Stay beside volunteers and identify their share at the society” in a meeting held by joint effort of the Youth Affairs Deputy of the Ministry of information and Culture here in Kabul said.

A number of the Afghan traders have signed contracts with some international companies for the trade of precious stones.

The High Economic Council (HEC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held session here the other day and discussed different issues, including ministries’ performances in line with endorsement of the council, investment on carpet industry, women’s economic empowerment, assigning of a specific place for dried fruit market and Singapore training programs for government employees, a statement said.

Mr. Mujeeb Ur Rahman Sherzad, General Director of Revenue Department and other officials met the owner and members of wedding halls union on Monday 16 Jan 2017. They discussed upon the new plan to verify revenue from Wedding Halls, Debt Collection of Last years, Tax payment by installment, survey of Hotels and Wedding Halls in Kabul.

Japan has pledged investment to support Afghanistan have proper access to Chabahar port in a bid to help the Afghan traders export their commodities using the port.

Eklil Hakimi, the Minister of Finance accompanied by Ghulam Nabi Farahi, State Minister for Parliamentry Affairs, attended the budget and financial commission of Lower House (Welosi Jirga) to give information regarding FY1396 national budget and hear MPs suggestions.

A contract worth $11.4 million for the establishment of prefabricated construction factory was signed in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani today.

Muzhdah Hashimi and Agha Mohammad Sahar, senior students at the computer science department of Kabul University, have developed new software that can manage traffic systems.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is due to start the construction work of a major Islamic University in Afghanistan with an estimated cost of $500 million. According to local officials in Nangarhar, the university will be constructed in Ghazi Amanullah Khan township in Rodat district.

Deputy Minister on Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Information and Culture, Dr. Kamal Sadat handed over 8000 books donated by the ministry’s Public Libraries directorate to the Ministry of Education here yesterday, BNA reported.

bookshelftFoundation stone of new building for public library in Nangarhar laid down the other day.

Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani on Sunday officially inaugurated the first women's educational complex in Kabul in an effort to help Afghan female students pursue education in a number of key fields including medical science, computer technology and management.

Modernising Afghanistan's education system is part of the socio-economic development the international community continues to support.

Afghanistan’s first and only all women orchestra (Zohra) has been chosen the winner of Freemuse Award 2017.

Art Lords of Afghanistan, a group of Afghan activists and artists, was among the winners of the inaugural Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani anti-corruption innovation awards.

Raising awareness about the dangers to children in armed conflict, including from underage recruitment and mines, was the focus of a series of UN-backed theatre performances in central Bamyan.

An Afghan actress has won the Award for the best performance by an actress in Marrakech International Film Festival, it has been reported.
The award was given to Fereshteh Hosseini during the 16th Marrakech International Film Festival on Saturday.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the iconic Afghan woman Sharbat Gula and her family members after they returned to Afghanistan after more than 30 years.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over the manuscript collection of Al Tawaif and Safiana al Zaraif which is a valuable, historical, scientific, literary and mystical work to the Ministry of Information and Culture.

At least six Taliban insurgents were killed during a night raid by security forces in southern Helmand province on Monday night, local officials said. In addition, four other insurgents were injured.

The passport department's new ability to process passports between two and three days – instead of the more than 20 days in the past – has been welcomed by Afghan travelers.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar formally signed the peace agreement through a video teleconference played in ARG Palace today.

The ceremony was attended by several high level government officials and prominent political figures including members of Hezb-e-Islami led by Hekmatyar.

The draft peace agreement concluded between Hezb-e-Islami delegation and the Afghanistan High Peace Council last Thursday and was signed by the two sides.

Hekmatyar signed the draft peace agreement in order to pave the way for the formal signing by President Ghani, the party’s chief negotiator Karim Amin said.

The peace agreement with Hezb-e-Islami concluded after almost six months negotiations which started earlier this year with the formation of a Quadrilateral Coordination Group for the Afghan peace talks.

Hezb-e-Islami was the first anti-government armed militant group to join direct peace talks with the Afghan government. In his speech ahead of the formal signing today, Hekmatyar asked the neighboring countries of Afghanistan not to seek their interests in persistent violence in Afghanistan, and he urged members of other insurgent groups around the country to enter into peace talks with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

 

The governor for Logar province laid the foundation stone of cricket playground yesterday.

The construction work of two irrigation canals has started by Qamaruddin Shakeeb deputy governor of Logar province the other day.

The 48 sub projects completed in various villages of the provincial capital, Burka, Nahrin, Dushi, Dahne Ghori, Deh Salah, Tala wa Barfak and Pul-I-Hisar districts of Baghlan province will enable approximately 8,184 households to have access to better services .