VOA News May 16, 2016 KABUL—Tens of thousands of ethnic minority Hazaras, protesting the rerouting of a power line, were blocked in their attempt to march to the presidential palace in Kabul Monday. Authorities, fearing violence, set up shipping containers overnight, effectively closing off Kabul’s commercial center to foot and motor traffic. Leaders of Monday’s
Khaama Press: Thousands of residents of central Bamyan province participated in a demonstration on Friday to protest against the change of TUTAP power project route from Bamyan to Salang. The protesters demanded from the government to implement the 500kV project from Bamyan, accusing the unity government leaders for remaining reckless in development of Bamyan province. Click here
1TV: Mohammad Muhaqqiq, the second deputy for Afghanistan’s Chief Executive, has claimed that rejecting Bamyan as the route for electricity transmission from Central Asia is ‘discriminatory’. Afghanistan’s cabinet on Saturday decided that the 500 kV electricity grid TUTAP would pass through Baghlan province despite demonstrations that demanded it to pass via Bamyan. Click here to read
Khaama Press: The provincial government media office said the projects will be launched in the next Afghan calendar year which includes construction of a cultural center, reconstruction of the historic Gholghola city, strengthening the porches for Buddhas located in the west, awareness regarding Hajigak iron ore exploration and its effects on historic monuments, research on local
Khaama Press: The 6th round of ski competition, Afghan Ski Challenge, was inaugurated in central Bamyan province of Afghanistan on Thursday evening. Athletes from Afghanistan and abroad will participate in the contest with local officials saying the sporting events will help Bamyan to attract more tourists that could play a key role in expanding the economy. Click
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan – Published on Feb 15, 2016 Skiers in search of the next challenge might want to consider a place which is unlikely to come to mind: Afghanistan. Locals — including women in this traditionally conservative country — have already been drawn to the frozen fun on the slopes of Bamiyan.