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
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 25, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The World Bank has disputed U.S. government findings that billions of dollars of donor funds flowing into Afghanistan are at risk due to lack of oversight and transparency. The project in question is called Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, or ARTF, and is being administered by the World
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