The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a US$1.1 million purchase of 4,000 metric tons of locally grown wheat in Hirat, Afghanistan, as a way of overcoming continuing security pr

Government promises facilities for fruit exporters

Bilal Basharat from Kabul Minister for Commerce and Industries Dr Muhammad Amin Farhang said yesterday that the government would provide better facilities to fruit exporters. Naming grapes, melon

The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF)

Management Committee approved a US $33 million grant to continue supporting the Afghanistan’s Microfinance Support for Poverty Reduction Project. With this additional commitment, which is aligned

Strong Economic Growth in Afghanistan Could Serve all its Citizens

The World Bank’s Country Director for Afghanistan said strong economic growth and successful national development programs should translate into real improvements in lives of Afghans. Speaking ahea

Baghlan sugar factory rehabilitated and begins sugar production

After 15 year of non-operation, the New Baghlan Sugar Company (NBSC), recommenced sugar production on Wednesday 29 November 2006. This factory was re-established by contribution of the Government of A

Islamic banking principles behind new microfinance services in Afghanistan

DACAAR’s microfinance programme MADRAC launches new credit services for needy people in rural areas based on the Islamic banking system called 'Murabaha'. Murabaha means 'profitable' in Arabic and is

Major Conference in U.S. to Highlight Business Opportunities in Afghanistan

As part of its objective to facilitate business and investment between the United States and Afghanistan, the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC), in conjunction with the Afghanistan Internatio

Lemar, Afghanistan’s most recent news and entertainment channel, goes beyond Kabul

Lemar is Afghanistan’s newest TV station, commenced its operations in the city of Assadabad, Kunar yesterday. Afghan owned and operated, Lemar is the third broadcast entity in the media group whic

Lemar TV - The new light for Afghanistan is Lemar

Lemar is Afghanistan’s newest TV station, launching this evening it is the first to dedicate its programming to news and current affairs. Afghan owned and operated, Lemar is the third broadcast entit

Afghanistan’s first investment conference attracts many

The first ever gathering of investors in Afghanistan was inaugurated today by President Hamid Karzai with an appeal to businessmen to bring in more money now to take out more later. Speaking to a

Kabul International Exhibition begins

Kabul International Exhibition 2006 was opened in Kabul on Monday to promote private investment opportunities in Afghanistan. The exhibition was organised by Afghanistan Investment Support Agency

Air Arabia now flies to Afghanistan / Kabul

Dubai: Launching its second new destination this month, Air Arabia, the first low-fares airline in the Middle East and North Africa, made its first flight to Kabul on Thursday in a landmark event for

Kabul to hold international investment conference

KABUL - Afghanistan International Investment Conference (AIIC) will be held in the central capital from 9th to 12th May. The conference is aimed to attract foreign entrepreneurs to the country. Bu

Investcom selects Ericsson for GSM network in Afghanistan

Investcom, the international telecommunications company, today announced that it has selected Ericsson as its supplier for the infrastructure and telecommunication services to support the development

Afghan gas pipeline nears reality

KABUL - KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - If all goes well this week, Afghanistan may soon be on its way to having a gas pipeline going through its territory. The ninth meeting of oil ministers for Turkmenista

Landmark Meeting of Trans-Afghan Pipeline Begins Monday in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat - The long-dormant Trans-Afghan Pipeline project (TAP) for shipment of natural gas from Turkmenistan via Afghanistan to Pakistan and possibly India, could finally be poised to step off the dr

Afghan-made Coca-Cola hits the streets of Kabul

KABUL (AFP) - Afghan-made Coca-Cola hit the streets of Kabul as distribution started from a 25-million-dollar plant that represents one of the most significant investments in the war-torn country sinc

Kabul, the Emerging Destination of the Year

CREATING a five-star hotel in a landlocked, war-torn country presents a series of fairly stunning logistical problems. By the time Christopher Newbery started work as the general manager at Kabul's ne

Afghanistan Int'l Bank Begins ATM Service For Int'l Credit Cards

KABUL, Jan 13 Asia Pulse - Afghanistan International Bank has begun ATM services for holders of a variety of international credit cards. The ATMs accept cards including MasterCard, Visa, American

Security of Gas Pipe Line Via Afghanistan Controllable

The security situation of Turkmenistan gas pipeline via Afghanistan to Pakistan is controllable. In a report sent by the Asian Development Bank to the Mine and Industries Ministry it said security

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