1TV: In 2018, the country’s economic growth was 2.2 percent. ADB said that focusing on infrastructure development will help bring about long-term growth in Afghanistan and address persistent issues affecting the country’s economic prospects, apart from security, including poor connectivity, poor access to limited energy supply, and low agriculture productivity. Click here to read more (external
Tolo News: Based on the study, 32 percent of six-member families had only one working person. The study shows that 48 percent of families have no educated woman. The level of multidimensional poverty, according to the study, ranges from a low of 12 percent in Kabul to a high of 81 percent in Badghis province in
Power Technology: Global technology company Siemens has received an order from Bayat Power to supply SGT-A45 mobile unit for the Bayat Power Phase 1 project in Afghanistan. Equipped with an aero-derivative gas turbine, the SGT-A45 mobile unit has the capacity to generate up to 41MW, enough to power approximately 200,000 homes in the region.The gas-fired power
1TV: “A country cannot call itself a country and claim to be independent unless it is economically independent,” Ghani said addressing a ceremony to introduce his new adviser Waheed Omar. “Foreign aid has taken no country to prosperity, it has been an instrument.” Ghani said that Afghanistan’s resources should be developed in a balanced manner. Click
1TV: Afghanistan is ranked third least happy country in the world, according to an annual survey released on Wednesday. The 2019 World Happiness Report, released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, showed that Afghanistan were nine spots down from last year. Afghanistan is only above Central African Republic and South Sudan in the latest index.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 16, 2019 The United Nations Security Council has adopted a temporary six-month rollover of the UN mission in Afghanistan after a spat between the United States and China prevented a full resolution. Council diplomats on March 15 said the United States objected to language in a resolution that urged strengthened
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 5, 2019 Uzbekistan’s Foreign Ministry says the head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar has expressed interest in cooperating with Tashkent in order to push Afghanistan’s peace process forward. A ministry statement issued from Tashkent on March 5 says Afghan Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar also welcomed Uzbekistan’s
1TV: The Integrity Watch, an anti-corruption watchdog, admitted that foreign official trips are needed, but claimed that many of the trips are arranged based on personal preference. According to the watchdog, high-level officials book expensive hotels and air tickets. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: An Afghan airliner en route to India was barred from crossing Pakistan’s airspace and was forced to return to Kabul, an official from Kabul-based Kam Air said. Najib Paiman, a spokesman for the airline, said the plane was forced to return due to the tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi. Afghanistan’s Civil Aviation Authority
Tehran Times February 26, 2019 At the inauguration ceremony of the new export route in Nimruz that would allow the war-ravaged country have access to markets overseas, President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan was slowly improving its exports in a bid to reduce its trade deficit. “Chabahar port is the result of healthy cooperation between India,