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ADB grants $110m to build Kabul-Jalalabad highway

ADB grants $110m to build Kabul-Jalalabad highway | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
KABUL (PAN): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted $110 million to Afghanistan on Tuesday for the construction of second Kabul-Jalalabad carriage highway, officials said.
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AFGHANISTAN TIMES

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Kabul hosted the first ever Information and Communications Technology (ICT) conference and exhibition aimed to give IT companies the exposure that they need to establish a good market for their services and products. 
Second Vice President, Karim Khalili, said that such conferences and exhibitions are important for growth of IT sector. 

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Inside Afghanistan's Burgeoning Social-Media Campaign for Progress

Inside Afghanistan's Burgeoning Social-Media Campaign for Progress | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
This weekend Afghani web denizens gathered for the country's first-ever social media summit.
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"PAIWAND"- First Social Media Summit Held in Kabul

"PAIWAND"- First Social Media Summit Held in Kabul | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Afghanistan's leading government and private-sector organisations have come together to hold the country's first social media summit titled- Paiwand, meaning connection in Dari.
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AWCC employees complete training in Information Technology

AWCC employees complete training in Information Technology | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
A number of employees of Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) have graduated from two training programs on Information Technology.
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Onion crops tripled in Takhar

Onion crops tripled in Takhar | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
In an unprecedented increase in agricultural products, the onion crops have improved three-fold as compared to past year in Taloqan city of northern Takhar province.
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A connecting road to be constructed in Panjshir province

A connecting road to be constructed in Panjshir province | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Afghan Public Works Ministry reported that a connecting road would be constructed in Panjshir province,…
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5km road being asphalted in Jalalabad

5km road being asphalted in Jalalabad | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Nangarhar Municipality officials inaugurated the asphalting work on a 5km road in Jalalabad, capital city…
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'Afghan women increasingly adopting cell phones'

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KABUL (PAN): A late 2012 survey shows some 80 percent of Afghan women have regular or occasional access to mobile phones, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) said on Wednesday.
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Afghanistan catching up with the Internet and modern lifestyle - WORLD - Globaltimes.cn

Some 12 years ago, it was unthinkable to have Internet cafes in Afghanistan.  But today, Kabul, and some other cities and towns in the country, have Internet shops where Afghans, especially students, can surf and look for the information that they need.

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85 DDP uplift projects completed in Helmand

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Local authorities of southern Helmand province say about 85 reconstruction projects were completed last year in the province.
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From the Oscars to Carnegie Hall, Afghans showcase their talents | Bpeace Official Blog

From the Oscars to Carnegie Hall, Afghans showcase their talents | Bpeace Official Blog | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

Afghanistan is everywhere you look – and not in the way you would expect. 

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Domestic airport to be built in Nuristan

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The ministry of transport and civil aviation has launched the construction of a domestic airport in eastern Nuristan, considering it an important need of the people.
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Afghan media revolution follows Taliban overthrow - Central Asia Online

Afghan media revolution follows Taliban overthrow - Central Asia Online | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
After years of militants blocking information and entertainment outlets, Afghanistan is building an independent media that is crucial for democracy and transparency, analysts say.
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Viral Justice and Frozen Yougurt: Redefining Social Media at a Summit in Afghanistan

Viral Justice and Frozen Yougurt: Redefining Social Media at a Summit in Afghanistan - The Huffington Post
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DABS to expand electricity access in western Kabul

DABS to expand electricity access in western Kabul | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) will sign a contract with the Turkish company FEKA on expanding electricity access in western Kabul on Monday.

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United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan today kicked off its first ever social media summit – known as ‘Paiwand’ – in the capital, Kabul, with the aim of connecting the country’s social media community in person as well as exploring ways to grow its use.

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Afghanistan’s First Social Media Summit to be held on September 22nd-23rd

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Afghanistan's first social media summit will be held in Kabul.

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New Cashmere Processing Facility in Herat Will Boost Underdeveloped Sector

New Cashmere Processing Facility in Herat Will Boost Underdeveloped Sector | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
The MIGA-supported project will boost a nascent industry, create direct and indirect employment, and transfer technical know-how in a country undergoing a period of transition.
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Bamyan, site of famous giant Buddha, now slowly recovers as tourist destination - WORLD - Globaltimes.cn

Once a popular tourist destination for having the world's tallest statue of Buddha and with its rich Buddhist civilization, Bamyan is now slowly recovering as a major tourist attraction in Afghanistan.
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80% of Afghan Women Have Access To Telecommunication Services: USAID Survey

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in a recently conducted survey found that over 80% of Afghan women have access to telecommunication services.
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Tourism to Afghanistan increases by 100% | News | Wanderlust

Tourism to Afghanistan increases by 100% | News | Wanderlust | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Visitor numbers to Afghanistan have increased by 100% compared to last year
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School Officially Opens, Shows Dedication to Education in Arghistan

School Officially Opens, Shows Dedication to Education in Arghistan | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
The District Education Representative (DER) Issa Mohammad celebrated the official opening of Amin Kalay School…
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Commerce in Kabul - FT.com

Commerce in Kabul - FT.com | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Hassina Syed, founder and chief executive of Afghanistan’s Syed Group, seems remarkably calm for a mother of three who has spent time in a crowded Kabul jail for failing to pay protection money to the police and has sent her older children to the ...
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Saffron Exports Almost Doubled Last Year: Officials

Saffron Exports Almost Doubled Last Year: Officials | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Saffron exports ballooned to more than 2.8 tonnes in the past year – a 95 percent increase on the previous corresponding period, government officials said.
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