A 10-megawatt solar power plant, the first of its capacity in Afghanistan, is now under construction near the city of Kandahar after a ceremonial groundbreaking event featuring government officials and representatives of the country’s national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and the Indian company contracted to build and operate the site. The project was made possible by $10 million in incentive funds provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development to mitigate the risk to the contractor, Dynasty Oil & Gas, Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer Abdullah has said free, fair and credible election will leave a positive impact on the security situation in the country.
Poor management and continued corruption in the Ministry of Education (MoE) have prompted international donors to halt assistance to the ministry.
After training Afghan National Army officers and soldiers for four years, India is now planning to train Afghan police officers here as well, says Afghanistan’s envoy to India. The MoU for the proposal, which will be supported by the United Nations Development Programme is a first, and was discussed as a part of enhancing the security partnership between India and Afghanistan during the meeting of the Strategic Partnership Council in Delhi this month.
A major rehabilitation center to treat wounded military and civilian patients will be built at Kabul Military Hospital – also known as Mohammad Daud 400-bed Hospital - the NATO Resolute Support mission said in a press release.
Hamid Karzai still hasn’t forgiven the nation that put him in power. “When the U.S. brings more planes, who are they going to bomb? Our villages and our homes,” he told Foreign Policy in his first interview since the Trump administration announced its new strategy for Afghanistan, a hint of anger breaking through his usually diplomatic demeanor.
The Hezb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar strongly condemned an attempt by an individual to hit the leader of the party with a boot during the Friday prayers, calling it a move hatched by the foreign intelligence.
The modification of the Intrinsic Law of Officers, which lowers the retirement age of military officers from 65 to 55 years, has been initiated by American advisers, political and military analyst say, describing it as American interference in the affairs of Afghan National Army (ANA) to guarantee its interests.