Arab News: Solar photovoltaic and wind power projects signed by Afghanistan under a $160 million international deal on Wednesday evening will add 110 megawatts to the country’s grid in the next 16 months, officials said. The projects will be developed in Kabul, Balkh and Herat by a local company with partners from Turkey, India and
RFE/RL’s Tajik Service September 18, 2020 Afghanistan says it plans to sign a strategic partnership agreement with neighboring Tajikistan. The Afghan Foreign Ministry made the announcement on September 17, but did not specify when and where the document would be signed. The statement came hours after visiting acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Mohammad Haneef Atmar
By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 16, 2020 The Taliban’s burgeoning financial might could make the militant group immune to pressure from the international community as it negotiates a role in postwar Afghanistan, according to a confidential report commissioned by NATO and obtained by RFE/RL. The Taliban “has achieved, or is close to achieving,
By Shapoor Saber and Nilly Kohzad Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 15, 2020 Mohammad Akbar, known as Afghanistan’s “saffron father,” died on September 14 at the age of 83 in his home province of Herat in the country’s west. Akbar was one of the first Afghan farmers to pioneer the cultivation of saffron in the
Reuters: Large-scale deforestation driven mainly by four decades of war has contributed to widespread flooding throughout Afghanistan, prompting many in rural areas to move to the capital Kabul or leave the country. Click here to read more (external link). Related Charikar flood survivors mourn dead as Afghanistan grows increasingly vulnerable to climate change
Ariana: Tajikistan has resumed the supply of electricity to Afghanistan after water levels in the reservoir powering the Nurek Hydroelectric Power Plant reached the required levels. Tajikistan suspended the supply of electricity to Afghanistan in July due to a dramatic drop in water levels in the Nurek reservoir. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Flood-hit residents in Nijrab district of Kapisa province on Friday blamed the government for not providing any aid to those affected due to recent flooding in the province. The residents said they have lost all their belongings. Roads and infrastructures were also badly damaged in Nejrab, according to residents. “They took our phone
VOA News September 3, 2020 A Kabul-based company this week unveiled a fleet of locally made solar- and battery-powered passenger vehicles, as well as hybrid and conventional gas-powered cars and trucks, designed to give Afghans an alternative to imports. At a ceremony Wednesday in the Afghan capital, Amin Noor Industrial Companies introduced 11 vehicle models
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan September 3, 2020 CHARIKAR, Afghanistan — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has pledged an urgent aid and recovery package to the residents of Parwan Province, which has been hit by heavy flooding in recent days. During a visit to Parwan’s capital, Charikar, on September 3, Ghani said that his government “will make
Xinhua: Afghanistan’s Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation is predicting that the country could harvest 24 tons saffron in current year as more lands have been cultivated with the valuable plant, a local media outlet reported Wednesday. Click here to read more (external link).