At least nine districts in Badakhshan province – in the far northeast of Afghanistan – have no access to local telecommunication services, local officials said, adding that resident are using SIM cards from Tajikistan communication companies.  According to them this has been an ongoing for a number of years. 

Chabahar Port –A new Trade Paradigm in the Region

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 03:25 Written by

The Chabahar Project was conceived fifteen years ago. But because of US-imposed International Sanctions on Iran, the project stalled for several years. During 2016 Iran reached  an agreement on its nuclear program with group of World Powers known as the P5+1 (the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council –the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, China, and France; plus Germany). The agreement lifted some of the sanctions. The sanctions easement prompted India to invest USD 500 million in an effort to build cargo berths, terminals and connecting roads and rail lines is the foundation of the strategy to improve linkage to Afghanistan and Central Asia.

Bamyan women facilitated with 150 greenhouses

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 03:23 Written by

At least 150 greenhouses have been established for women farmers in central Bamyan province, an official says.

Recent figures are showing rise in Afghanistan's trade with Iran, but trade with Pakistan is declining due to disturbing political ties, chairman of Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Saturday.

The first shipment from India, of wheat, via Iran's Chabahar Port arrived in Nimroz, in the country’s west, on Saturday.

USAID provides $75 million to MoE

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 02:47 Written by

US Embassy Special Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Hugo Llorens and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah, launched the Second Textbook Printing and Distribution Project, a statement from the US diplomatic mission said on Tuesday.

Trade volume Increases between Afghanistan and Iran

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 03:03 Written by

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has said that given the ease of trade with Iran, the trade volume between Afghanistan and its neighbor continues to increase. 

Pakistan’s Foreign Office said the country does not regard Iran, India and Afghanistan’s endeavor to use Iranian southeastern port of Chabahar for bilateral trade as an alliance against the country and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Around 20 shops burnt down in Kabul

Sunday, 05 November 2017 02:14 Written by

Around 20 shops were gutted as fire broke out in a market in the Afghan capital of Kabul, police said Saturday.

Chabahar could replace Karachi as country’s key port

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 03:14 Written by

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) on Monday said Chabahar port, in south eastern Iran, could become Afghanistan’s primary sea port as it is only 550km from Afghanistan – opposed to Pakistan’s Karachi port which is over 800km from the country’s closest border.