KABUL (Pajhwok): The dragging electoral process has led to an 80 percent decline in construction work and up to 30 percent firms have either sold their equipment at low prices or have taken their capital out of the country, an official said on Tuesday.
CHAGHCHARAN (Pajhwok): The Embassy of Japan on Tuesday handed over the Human Rights Protection Centre (HRPC) and the Women Rights Consultation (WRC) office to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in western Ghor province.
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Angry over snail-paced work on a water supply project, protestors on Sunday shut the Rural Development Department in southwestern Nimroz province, prompting public representatives to close their office.
KABUL (Pajhwok): Most of recently constructed buildings are in violation of relevant rules and regulations, the Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA) said on Tuesday, introducing national building codes.
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Cabinet has ordered a halt to work on a 24-storey business centre in the Chaman-i-Hazoori area of Kabul till further orders. The project is said to be causing a loss of 2,000 cubic meters of fresh water per hour.