Major reconstruction projects next year: Nuristani

JALALABAD ( PAN ): Nuristan Governor Tamim Nuristani said on Tuesday the next solar year would be a year of progress in terms of reconstruction projects for residents of the eastern province.

Kandahar security has improved: Weesa

KANDAHAR CITY ( PAN ): The security situation in southern Kandahar province is improved ahead of transition to Afghan forces next summer, the governor said on Wednesday. Toryalai Weesa said after a meeting with the UN deputy representative for...

Work on 3 projects launched in Laghman

MEHTARLAM ( PAN ): The foundation stone of three projects, including a library, was laid and a fourth completed in eastern Laghman province on Wednesday, an official said. Work on a 610 meters protective wall was completed in the Kandy village of...

Mangal promises new projects in Kajaki soon

LASHKARGAH ( PAN ): The Helmand governor on Monday promised development projects would be launched soon in Kajaki district of the southern province. Mohammad Gulab Mangal said his office was paying more attention to northern parts of the province in...

Herat a security paradigm for other provinces: governor

HERAT CITY ( PAN ): Although the strength of the police force in western Herat province was inadequate, the overall security situation had improved there, setting a paradigm for the rest of the country, Governor Daud Shah Saba said on Sunday. One...

Key bridge on Kunar River inaugurated

ASADABAD/LASHKARGAH ( PAN ): A 330 metres long bridge on the Kunar River was inaugurated in Sawakai district of the eastern province on Sunday. Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi, inaugurating the 10-metre wide bridge, said the USAID -funded project...

Helmand education system termed a failure

LASHKARGAH ( PAN ): Reform council members in southern Helmand province on Tuesday said the education department had failed to provide books, hire teachers and ensure facilities for students. The reform council, monitoring development projects and...

Initial work on Kamal Khan Dam begins

ZARANJ ( PAN ): Initial construction work on the key Kamal Khan Dam has been launched in the Charborjak district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.

Work on 2 road schemes launched in Herat

HERAT CITY ( PAN ): Work on two road construction projects in the western province of Herat was launched at the cost of $5.6 million (277 million afghanis), officials had said. Asphalting the two roads in Shindand and Angel districts of the province...

Foundation stone of customs academy laid

KABUL ( PAN ): The foundation stone of a building for the Kabul Customs Training Centre, a $18 million (874.2 afghanis) project being jointly funded by the US and European Union, was laid on Tuesday. Being constructed on 17 acres of land, the...

School buildings inaugurated in Logar

JALALABAD/MEHTARLAN/PUL-I-ALAM ( PAN ): The foundation stone of a school was laid in Nangarhar, while three newly-constructed buildings for schools were inaugurated in Logar and work on a green belt launched in Laghman, officials said on Monday...

Khost forests shrink, thanks to illegal logging

KHOST CITY ( PAN ): Agriculture officials in southeastern Khost province say that 65 percent of forests have been destroyed as a result of illegal logging. Many forests have disappeared over the last three decades of conflict and deforestation in...

Projects benefitting 1,000 families executed in Jawzjan

SHIBERGHAN ( PAN ): Three development projects, benefitting more than 1,000 families, were inaugurated in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday. Costing $200,000 (9,708,000 afghanis), the projects included 117 water tanks, 7 wells,...

MPs asked to monitor development projects

KABUL ( PAN ): Ministry of Finance officials on Monday asked the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of Parliament, to increase its monitoring of development activities by all ministries for the better use of the development budget. Of the 74 billion...

Cleanliness of historic Ghazni fort begins

GHAZNI CITY ( PAN ): The cleanliness of the historic Bala Hisar Fort in southern Ghazni province got under way on Sunday, a senior official said. The 1.5 million pounds (95,170,000 afghanis) reconstruction would be paid by the Aachen University of...

Dozens of Badghis canals desilted

QALA-I-NAW ( PAN ): Around 2150 acres of barren land has become arable with the desilting of canals and construction of a retaining wall in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Monday.

Work on 12-km road begins in Nuristan

JALALABAD ( PAN ): Construction work on a 12-kilometer road connecting two districts in eastern Nuristan province was launched on Tuesday, officials said.

36-km road constructed in Uruzgan

TIRINKOT ( PAN ): A 36-kilometre road linking Chora district with Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, was inaugurated, officials said on Wednesday.

Work on road construction launched in Nuristan

JALALABAD ( PAN ): Construction work on a road linking central and western parts of eastern Nuristan province was launched on Sunday, a senior official said.

Top US embassy official visits Surkhrod

JALALABAD ( PAN ): A high-ranking US embassy official paid a visit to Surkhrod district to inspect ongoing reconstruction projects in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday.