The Kabul municipality on Tuesday unveiled new developments regarding the metro bus service project with the officials saying the project is expected to concluded within the next one and half years.

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Sunday said Afghanistan plans to extend its economic cooperation with Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) nations. 

More than 4,000 Afghan women have been provided with internships and apprenticeships under USAID's Promote program to help them compete in job market, the acting U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan has said.

Grape farmers expect bumper crop this year

Sunday, 10 September 2017 03:14 Written by

Figures by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) show that at least 100,000 tons of grapes will be harvested across the country this year.

According to the ministry, this is an increase of more than 15 percent against last year. 

The Natural Resources Monitoring Network said embezzlement and bad management at mines was costing the country millions of dollars.

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The Iranian government is offering huge discounts on customs duties at Chabahar Port to attract more Afghan traders.

Govt spends under 30% of development budget

Sunday, 27 August 2017 02:38 Written by

With only four months left of the current fiscal year, government has still to spend a staggering 72 percent of its development budget for this year. 

NPC approves 3 contracts worth 9 billion Afghanis

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 02:44 Written by

The Afghan government has approved three new large contracts having a total value of around nine billion Afghanis.

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) on Sunday said although the ministry has made numerous efforts, it has still not managed to launch the Real Time Dynamics Monitoring System (Timer) to monitor telecommunication tax collection. 

Third wind turbine erected in Afghanistan

Monday, 21 August 2017 02:34 Written by

Afghan authorities said on Sunday that the country's third wind turbine to generate electricity was erected in the western province of Herat.

The turbine will generate 100 kilowatts of electricity, the Ministry of Energy and Water said.

It is part of a project to produce 2 megawatts of electricity including also from solar.

Of the 2 MW, 1.7MW will be generated from solar energy, with 5320 panels, while the remaining 300 megawatts will be generated from wind, with three turbines.

The project is estimated to cost $3.5 million, which is provided by Japan.

Afghanistan’s power supply remains vulnerable and the country is largely reliant on imports.

President Ashrarf Ghani has said that Afghanistan is capable of producing 316,000 MW of electricity from hydropower, solar and wind.