The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a three-year extension to its 2010-2016 Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Program (CHAMP) to widen its geographic coverage in Afghanistan and reach more international markets; the extension added nearly $16 million to the project’s previous budget, $46 million.

The Shazada Market money exchangers union in Kabul have raised serious concerns over the invalidation of 500 and 1,000 Indian rupee notes and said that according to their information an estimated 60 million rupees is in circulation in Afghanistan.

Bank-e-Millie Afghan on Sunday said it is hoping to introduce a new home-loan system for Afghans in the near future – a first for Afghanistan in more than 16 years.

Farmers in central Bamyan province collected 300,000 tonnes of potatoes this year, less than last year’s yield, but the crop’s price doubled in 2016.

Around 90 percent of people in Bamyan are reliant on farming. Potato is one of the main agricultural products of the impoverished province, which produced 300,000 tonnes of potatoes in 2016, compare to last year’s 310,000 tonnes.

The western Herat province, home for Afghanistan’s saffron, hosted the second Saffron Flower National Festival.

Saffron farmers displayed saffron flower and demonstrated how to collect pure saffron.

PIA to increase Afghanistan flights to 6 weekly

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 04:01 Written by

Pakistan’s state-owned international air carrier, Pakistan International Airline (PIA), is planning to increase the number of flights between Kabul and Islamabad, it has been reported.

The foundation stone of 10,000 housing units will be laid in the near future as the technical and design assessment of the project has been finalized.

The Minister of Urban Development and Housing Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi informed regarding the foundation laying of the project which will be built with the financial support of China.

Officials in Da Afghanistan Bank (DBA) have stated that they set fire about 5 billion worn Afghan currency annually, saying efforts are underway to in place the Electronic system through internet to protect the Afghan currency from going worn, demanding the people to maintain the currency while exchanging in markets.

Amu River swallows 100,000 acres of Afghan land

Sunday, 06 November 2016 05:04 Written by

The Amu River has swollen about 100,000 acres of land in five Afghanistan’s provinces due to consolidation of the river’s banks by neighbouring countries, the Ministry of Water and Energy said on Saturday.

Foreign tourists to Pamir Mountains on the rise

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 04:00 Written by

More foreign tourists visited the Pamir Mountains in northeastern Badakhshan province this year than last year, local officials said on Monday.
Provincial tourism manager, Sayed Akram Seddiq Lalzad, told Pajhwok Afghan News the number of foreign tourists visiting Pamir peaks reached 120 during the first six months of the current year as compared to 115 during the entire last year.