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MoPH vows to augment healthcare services in remote areas

AT-KABUL: Despite the fact that millions of dollars were spent on improvement of healthcare services in the country in past 14 years, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said Wednesday that still 50 percent of Afghans are deprived of healthcare services, most of them in remote areas. “We are trying …

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KM vows to improve capital city sewerage system

AT-KABUL: Pledging to improve the sub-standard canalization system in Kabul city, the Kabul Municipality (KM) on Wednesday kicked off work on construction of a drainage system in 10th jurisdiction of the city. “The sanitation system is 1,700 meters in length, and has the capacity of draining huge amount of sewages. …

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Afghan delegation leaves for Pakistan to attend TAPI steering committee meeting

AT-KABUL: An Afghan delegation led by the minister of mines and petroleum left for Islamabad to attend the 19th steering committee meeting on Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project. Delegates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and India are expected to discuss operational phase of the pipeline project in the meeting on February 11. …

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Choose qualified cabinet picks, bring electoral reforms: Civil society to govt

KABUL: Afghanistan Civil Society Federation (ACSF) urged the government to bring about electoral reforms and choose qualified people as cabinet picks. Members of the ACSF in a press conference on Tuesday called on the national unity government (NUG) to bring electoral reforms and chose qualified people as cabinet members. They …

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ADB, EU donate $ 130m for transport network development

KABUL: The Asia Development Band (ADB) and the European Union donated $130 million for construction of 108 kilometer road and tertiary infrastructure along route. The agreement of the grant was signed by the Minister of Finance, Aklil Hakimi, and country director of the ADB, Thomas Panell here on Tuesday. Hakimi …

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Ghani in Munich and war on terror

As new threats have started emerging in the Arab peninsula, President Ashraf Ghani called on the international community at the Munich Security Conference that Afghanistan shouldn’t be kept on backburner. His call is timely and needs attention. Though too many other global challenges have emerged, but Afghanistan shouldn’t be ignored …

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Countrywide survey on factories, products to be kicked off

KABUL: The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) and the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) have planned to conduct a nationwide survey to collect precise information about industries and factories as well as their products. The results of the survey would enable the government to adopt an efficient policy for …

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Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister calls on Ghani

The Deputy Foreign Minister also held a press conference where he said China will try all means to make Afghan-led peace process successful AT News Report KABUL: The Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister called on President Ashraf Ghani in the presidential palace on Monday, wherein they exchanged views on different issues …

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