The Star: For six years, John Sopko has served as Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction with a broad mandate to assess how U.S. cash for Afghan reconstruction is spent. His investigations have found that billions of dollars in American aid has been lost to corruption, waste and futile efforts in Afghanistan suggests Canada has likely
Ariana: The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) says the living conditions of Afghan refugees have been improved in Iran and Pakistan. “Afghan refugees join school in Iran without having any documents and it can help Afghan families to have impunity too,” Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi, the Minister of Refugees said. Click here to read more
Tolo News: “All the promises that the president has made are not true; all are just lies, all his moves and his government and his administration are not based on reality but are based on lies. He made promises, but our youths drowned in water(on their way to Europe) and the Jalalabad hospital was subjected to
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