The American Conservative: From faulty power stations and shoddy buildings to billions wasted, new evidence shows it was a pipedream – The United States is achieving very little in the way of sustainable development in Afghanistan, even with the enormous amount of time and resources that have been invested. To continue in this manner after almost
The Washington Post: Foreign donors have poured billions of dollars into road-building here since the toppling of the Taliban in 2001. But much of that money has gone to roads of strategic importance for the ongoing Western military intervention. Some of Afghanistan’s most economically vital roads are in utter disrepair. Click here to read more (external
1TV: The first of the three-phase project is funded by USAID and which is scheduled to be completed in two years and seven months. With the completion of the project, 10,000 families are expected to benefit from clean and standard water services round the clock. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday raised concern over construction of dams in Afghanistan. “Dam construction in Afghanistan and Sistan-Baluchestan province (in Iran) play a role in the desiccation of rivers,” Rouhani said addressing at the opening of a three-day international conference on combating sand and dust storms in Tehran, Iran’s Financial Tribune daily reported.
ASTANA, June 8 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Afghan counterpart, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, pledged on Thursday to boost bilateral cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative. The two heads of state made the remarks during their meeting in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan. Xi arrived here Wednesday evening for
IWPR: The ruins of Kabul’s once grand Darulaman Palace, devastated by decades of war, have long been an iconic sight in the capital. An ambitious Afghan-led 16 million US dollar reconstruction project agreed in May 2016 aims to both restore the palace built by King Amanullah Khan in the 1920s and turn it into a symbol
The Washington Fee Beacon: Afghanistan is ramping up investment in economic development as part of an effort to stabilize the country’s security environment while moving away from reliance on foreign aid, the chief adviser to Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said Friday. “There’s not any country that has moved from poverty to prosperity through foreign aid.
United Nations: Nili, the capital city of Daikundi province has always had a market, but no one used it much because it was filthy and difficult to reach. The people requested something be done and so the Government of Afghanistan and UNDP provided roads, toilets, drinking water and a landfill site for waste. Now people can
The Art Newspaper: A cultural centre at the Unesco World Heritage site in Afghanistan where the Taliban destroyed the Bamiyan Buddhas is due to open to the public in summer 2018. Construction began in September on the 2,450 sq. m building by the Argentinian firm M2R Arquitectos, which beat more than 1,000 other entrants in an
January 9, 2017 Xinhua | KABUL – A Chinese construction firm signed a contract on Sunday to build a key road in central Afghanistan. Afghan Minister of Public Works Mahmuod Baligh and Vice-Chairman of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) Lu Shan signed the $205 million deal during a ceremony held in Afghan Presidential Palace which