A factory in the Afghan city of Herat recycles plastic waste into filler material for insulation, pillows, and even clothing. Employing some 300 people, the factory plays an important economic role in the city as well as an environmental one.
Ariana: Minister of Mines and Petroleum Mohammad Haroon Chakhansuri on Thursday said that construction work on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Pipeline Project will kick off next year. The minister also said that another project the ministry is working on is the construction of a 94.5 km-long gas pipeline from Sheberghan, capital city of Jawzjan province, to
1TV: The World Bank has said that the Afghan central bank is not giving data needed for the disbursement of $180 million allocated for the country. In a letter to President Ashraf Ghani, the World Bank’s office in Afghanistan has said that the bank is obligated to assess the country’s macroeconomic policy framework prior to
Tolo News: Local officials in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat on Wednesday said that, for the first time, imported goods arrived in the province from Iran via the Herat-Khawaf railway. The cargo was “500 (metric) tons of cement,” said officials. Meanwhile, another passenger train carrying Iranian officials also arrived in the Ghoryan district of Herat.
By Nilly Kohzad December 1, 2020 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Ending America’s “endless war” has been a top goal of successive U.S. administrations since more than 100,000 troops were deployed to the country a decade ago. Today, the U.S. troop presence in the country is markedly smaller, and there are expected to be around 2,500 after
Tolo News: A document seen by Tolo News suggests that Ajmal Ahmadi, the governor of the Central Bank of Afghanistan, has made dozens of new appointments over the recent months with special privileges offered to the candidates. The documents show that some of the newly appointed employees were paid more than 450,000 Afs under the
National Review: The good news is that Afghanistan has developed a new industry that gives it something valuable to export other than heroin. The bad news is that it is methamphetamine. Of course, the Taliban bosses are up to their turbans in the meth trade, imposing a “tax” on drug producers that puts millions and
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 24, 2020 The international community pledged $3 billion in development support for Afghanistan in 2021, and a total of some $12 billion for four years, but conditioned the funds on upholding human rights in the war-torn country amid faltering peace talks with the Taliban. The pledges, made at a donor
BBC News: Heroin has long been a problem in Kabul but now many are turning to meth, a cheaper but equally dangerous drug. A new report released on Tuesday warns that Afghanistan is becoming a significant global producer of methamphetamine. The country’s opium poppy fields are already the source of the majority of the world’s
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 24, 2020 Amid concerns that countries are focused inward on the coronavirus outbreak, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has warned that any reduction in foreign aid to Afghanistan will lead to “major setbacks” in public services, economic activity, and living standards. International aid “is important not only for development but also