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    Graves impede Herat road projects

    HERAT CITY (PAN): Many road projects have been left incomplete or delayed because of old graves at the sites in western Herat province, municipality officials said on Saturday.


    14-km road inaugurated in Laghman

    JALALABAD (PAN): A road connecting Mehtarlam with Qarghayee district was inaugurated in eastern Laghman province on Thursday, an official said.


    45-km road being asphalted in Herat

    HERAT CITY (PAN): Asphalting of a 45-kilometer road between Guzra and Pashtun Zarghon districts of western Herat province began on Tuesday, an official said.


    Denmark promises continued assistance

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation Christian Friis Bach on Tuesday promised his country would continue assistance to Afghanistan beyond 2014, when most international combat troops would leave.


    New master plan ready for Spin Boldak

     KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A new master plan for road, housing, commercial, educational and recreational schemes in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province would be executed soon, officials say.


    Residents fund construction of road

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Residents of the Sancharak district of northern Sar-i-Pul province said on Monday they had funded the construction of a four-kilometre road with their own resources.


    Work on German-funded road begins

    TALOQAN/CHAGCHARAN (PAN): Asphalting of the Taloqan-Hazar Somach road, funded by Germany, began in northern Takhar province on Thursday, officials said.


    Drawdown to impede project oversight: SIGAR

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The scheduled drawdown of US troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 would make difficult monitoring of the progress of projects in the country, a top American inspector general said on Monday.


    ERC ready to deal with winter disasters

    KABUL (PAN): The Emergency Response Committee (ERC) on Saturday said two million individuals would be vulnerable to winter calamities, asserting its readiness to deal with possible disasters. 


    Benefit gala for Afghan children, widows next week

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Indian ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao will host a benefit gala next week here for children and widows being supported by the Nooristan Foundation, organisers said Thursday.