VOA News | August 19, 2018: People in big cities around the world typically enjoy a wide range of public transportation options. Those who own smartphones also have the choice of using some of the increasingly popular ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. And now, Kabul residents in Afghanistan can, too. VOA’s Haseeb Maudoodi
Tolo News: The Independent Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan on Thursday assumed full control of Afghanistan’s airspace after almost 26 years. Presidential Palace said in a statement that a new radar system was inaugurated in the presence of President Ashraf Ghani at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The project, that will cost about 18 million AFs, will be the first of its kind for women in the province. According to the provincial governor Waheedullah Kalimzai, who was attending the ground-breaking ceremony, the project would be funded by the Women’s Affairs Ministry. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News
Ariana: Estimated to cost in the range of USD 150mn to USD 300mn, the dam will be built on the Kabul river basin, one of the five river basins in Afghanistan. The proposed dam will provide potable water to more than 2 million residents in Kabul and pave ground for irrigation of 4,000 hectares of land
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript: The National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul had once been ranked one of the most important museums in Asia, home to over 100,000 objects excavated in Afghanistan. Over the years, however, stray bombs and looting had depleted about 70-percent of the collection and much of the museum building by the mid-1990s. Click here
WASHINGTON, June 20 (Sputnik) – The US government has spent at least $249 million over the past dozen years on an Afghan road project that is only 15 percent complete and more money is expected to be wasted going forward, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a new report on Wednesday.
Ariana: The construction work on Balkh cricket stadium was officially inaugurated on Tuesday with financial assistance from the government of India. The stadium will be built on 14 acres of land with a cost of 1 million USD in the provincial capital Mazar-e-Sharif City. Click here to read more (external link). Related Afghanistan to play Tests
Press TV May 24, 2018 A US government watchdog has found that the United States wasted billions of dollars, purportedly trying to stabilize fragile parts of Afghanistan over the past 17 years. The assessment has been made by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko who presented a report in Washington on Thursday. “Despite
The Globalist: U.S. government investigators have found far-reaching mismanagement by the World Bank in its capacity as the administrator of the largest multi-country official fund to assist the Afghan government with its social expenditures and to reconstruct the country. A report to the U.S. Congress, issued by the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR), found that
Modern Diplomacy: Naghlu Hydropower Plant (NHPP), Afghanistan’s largest hydropower plant, has restarted operations of one of its four turbines after being nonfunctional since 2012, providing electricity for thousands in the three provinces of Kabul, Kapisa, and Nangarhar. The rehabilitation of the NHPP is considered a great achievement in the development of Afghanistan’s hydropower infrastructure. Click