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    Italy to spend $300m on Herat projects

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Italian ambassador to Afghanistan on Wednesday said his country would spend $300 million on development projects during the ongoing year in western Herat province.


    Asphalting of Takhar road begins

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Asphalting of a 4.5-kilometre road between Taloqan, the provincial capital, and Hazar Somch district began in norther Takhar province on Tuesday, an official said.


    Bamyan varsity lacks classrooms, hostels

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The foundation-stone of a building for the Agriculture Faculty of the public sector university in central Bamyan province was laid on Monday.


    Salma dam to be completed this year

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Eighty percent of work on the Indian-funded Salam dam, a mega hydropower and irrigation project in western Herat province, has been completed, the governor said on Sunday.

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    Swedish PRT wraps up mission in north

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Swedish senior civilian representative in northern Afghanistan on Saturday said his country had set aside $2.2 billion in aid to the war-torn country over the next decade.


    Nimroz trader builds rehab for drug addicts

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A rehabilitation centre for drug addicts has been built by a local trader in southwestern Nimroz province, where more than 10,000 people are using narcotics, officials said on Saturday.


    Asphalting of Silk Road kicks off

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Work on asphalting a seven-kilometre portion of the Silk Road was launched in central Bamyan province on Saturday, an official said.


    Work on 100-bed Nimroz hospital begins

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The foundation stone of a 100-bed hospital has been laid in the capital of western Nimroz province, officials said on Thursday.   


    Charbagh canal to help irrigate 5,000 acres of land

     JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on Charbagh canal in eastern Laghman province had been completed, which would help irrigate 5,000 acres of agriculture land, an official said Wednesday.


    More projects launched in Andar district

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): More rehabilitation projects have been launched in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province after a marked improvement in the security situation there, officials said on Wednesday.