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    Zakhilwal signs $255m projects with WB

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal on Friday signed with the World Bank (WB) four projects worth $255.5 million, which once implemented, would play a significant role in Afghanistan's development.


    112 projects being implemented in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Development work to implement 112 development projects as part of the stability program in southern Helmand province has been expedited, an official said on Wednesday.


    50-bed hospital being built in Baghlan

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): More than 100,000 families would benefit from a 50-bed hospital being built in the Deh Salah district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Wednesday.

    Business & Economics,Reconstruction

    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.


    Aircraft repair workshop to be built in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An aircraft repair workshop -- the first ever of its kind -- would be built soon at the Kandahar International Airport, officials said on Friday.

    Security and Crime,Reconstruction

    Newly-built police building opens in Lashkargah

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for the police support centre in the Karez area of Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand, was inaugurated on Wednesday.


    Trilateral pact on Chabahar port soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A trilateral agreement on construction of the Chabahar sea port would be signed soon among Afghanistan, Iran and India, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday.


    Work on Khost bridges near-complete

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on three bridges is underway in full swing and would be ready soon for inauguration in southeastern Khost province, the governor said on Friday.


    4 new police buildings open in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): German Ambassador to Afghanistan Martin Jager on Thursday joined Afghan officials at a ceremony marking the inauguration of four newly-constructed buildings for border police personnel in northern Balkh province.


    $103m set aside for 2 dams in south

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Energy and Water has decided to construct two water dams in southern Afghanistan and has set aside $103 million for the purpose, an official said on Friday.