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    79m euros spent on airport reconstruction

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Officials said on Saturday 79 million euros had been spent on the reconstruction of Kandahar International Airport.



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    World Bank OKs $526.5m for CASA-1000

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The World Bank has announced approving $526.5 million in grant and credit financing for the Central Asia-South Asia electricity transmission and trade project (CASA-1000).



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    $1.3b oil refinery’s design finalised

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The design of a $1.3 billion oil refinery, which the Chinese National Petroleum Company (CNPC) plans to build in northern Jawzjan province, has been finalised, an official said on Wednesday.



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    US supports trilateral gas pipeline project

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States on Thursday supported a gas pipeline project involving Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan and the supply of electricity from Central Asia.



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    Prices of daily-use items stable in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of food and other use items stayed stable during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



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    AWCC also issued with 3G licence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) issued a Third Generation (3G) technology licence to the Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) on Wednesday.



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    US has spent $53b funding Afghan forces

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States has spent around $53 billion funding the Afghan security forces, in addition to providing the Afghan National Army (ANA) with 160 aircrafts, a coalition spokesman said on Wednesday.



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    20pc cut in Afghan transit trade via Pakistan

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan traders on Monday said they had reduced by 20 percent imports of commercial goods via Pakistan due to problems they faced in the neighbouring country. But Pakistani traders also complain about hardships they encounter in Afghanistan.



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    Iodised salt factory starts production

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The first-ever iodised salt factory started production in the industrial park in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, the governor’s office said.



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    Afghan riches need railroad to be unlocked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The short stretch of track is intended to be the start of 3,600 kilometers of rail that will be the key to unlock Afghanistan’s mineral riches, including iron, copper and gold, a media report said." border="0" height="1" width="1">

    The Bloomberg.com in a report pointed to the establishment of Afghanistan’s railroad, problems and current status with respect to the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan after 2014.