Process to construct 334 school buildings begins in Herat

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The construction process of as many as 334 school buildings kicked off in western Herat province on Tuesday by laying the foundation stone for a new school building, officials said. Herat governor Abdul Qayum Rahimi,...

2 roads being asphalted, graveled in Aibak city

AIBAK (Pajhwok): Asphalt work on a three-kilometer road and graveling of another one kilometer road was launched on Wednesday in the capital of northern Samangan province. Eng. Sayed MuridSaraj, provincial public works director, told Pajhwok Afghan...

Protestors want work on Gardez-Zurmat road resumed

GARDIZ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of southeastern Pakia province on Saturday staged a protest for the prompt construction of the Gardez-Zurmat highway. The demonstrators claimed officials had promised them several times construction of the...

5 road construction engineers kidnapped in Logar

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Five engineers of a road construction company have been kidnapped in Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province, an official said Saturday. Mohammad Agha district chief, Mohammad Nasir Amin told Pajhwok Afghan News that...

Balkh oil refinery resumes production (Video)

MAZAR-I-SHARIF ( PAN ): An oil-processing plant owned by the Ghazanfar Group has resumed activities after four months of closure at the Hairatan port in northern Balkh province, officials said on Monday. Having the capacity of refining 500 tons of...

1 policeman killed, 4 injured in Helmand suicide attack

LASHKARGAH ( PAN ): One policeman has been killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a police check post in Marjah district of the southern Helmand province, an official said Thursday. Fawad Askari, provincial police spokesperson...

Karzai orders work on power projects, aid to flood-hit families

KABUL ( PAN ): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday asked the departments concerned to initiate practical work on hydro power projects in central Bamyan and other southern provinces on a priority basis. Karzai said this while chairing an extraordinary...

Ghazni to have first-ever international airport

GHAZNI CITY ( PAN ): Ghazni Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the first-ever international airport in the southern province. Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony, the governor hoped the mega project would be...

National Museum attracts more visitors

KABUL ( PAN ): The number of people visiting the National Museum of Afghanistan rose from 16,000 to more than 23,000 last year, officials said on Wednesday, hoping for a further increase. Omara Khan Massoudi, the National Museum director, said each...

Work launched on new building for medical faculty

JALALABAD ( PAN ): Ministers of finance and higher education on Friday laid the foundation stone of a new building for the medical faculty at the Nangarhar University, an official said. With the project cost yet to be ascertained, a university...

US sponsors architectural ideas competition for museum

KABUL ( PAN ): In collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Culture, the United States on Thursday announced to sponsor an International Architectural Ideas Competition for the Afghanistan national museum. “The competition marks a...

11b afs spent on Nangarhar uplift projects

JALALABAD ( PAN ): Up to 2,000 development projects, costing 11 billion afghanis (more than $222 million) have been executed over the past one year in the eastern province of Nangarhar, Governor Gul Aghan Sherzai said on Wednesday. Last year’s...

90 schools to be built in Ghazni

GHAZNI ( PAN ): Ninety schools would be built during the next solar year in the capital and 18 districts of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Tuesday.

$20m earmarked for Ghazni projects

GHAZNI CITY ( PAN ): Funds amounting to $20 million (986.4 million afs) have been set aside for development projects to be completed next year in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Saturday.

Reconstruction projects launched in Nangarhar

JALALABAD ( PAN ): Three reconstruction schemes were launched and a fourth inaugurated in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Tuesday.

Ghazni road damaged a month after inauguration

GHAZNI CITY ( PAN ): A 12-kilometre road that was inaugurated in the capital of southern Ghazni province last month has been damaged, officials said on Tuesday.

New terminal inaugurated at Herat airport

HERAT CITY ( PAN ): A newly-constructed terminal was inaugurated at the Herat International Airport on Monday, officials said. The terminal, a joint venture of the Italian Provincial Reconstruction Team ( PRT ) and the United States, will help...

Hostel inaugurated in Kunar

ASADABAD ( PAN ): Education Minister Dr. Ghulam Farooq Wardak on Wednesday inaugurated a newly-constructed hostel at a teacher training institute in eastern Kunar province.

PRT-funded bridge inaugurated in Nangarhar

JALALABAD ( PAN ): A 300-metre-long bridge, costing $6.5 million, was inaugurated in the Lalpura district of eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, officials said.

40 schools constructed in Maidan Wardak

MAIDAN SHAHR ( PAN ): Construction work on 40 school buildings has been completed in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Wednesday.