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Monday, September 03, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) plans to expand its services in remote parts of the country.
The contract for installation of equipment of GMC services was signed with the winner company and the MCIT.
The contract was signed by Eng. Baryalai Hessam technical deputy minister of MCIT, Eng. Gul Ahmad Rasteen director of the Afghan Telecom-Mohammad Nasser in charge of the services of MTN and Eng. Wali Mohammad Sultan an in charge of the Afghan Wireless Company.
Eng. Baryalai Hessam before signing the contract talked at details in respect to responsibilities of the MCTI in relation to expansion and development of the communication sector in areas where they are covered communication services and added that the ministry had placed at bidding 220 internet communication sites throughout the country among the communication companies as a result of which the Afghan Telecom won 196 sites, MTN 16 sites and the AWCC 9 sites respectively.
He added that the tower will be built by the wining company in one and half years in the remote parts of the country and populated regions so far were not covered by the communication services.
He added that with the activation of the tower 15% of the population of the country who are deprived of communications services will be covered. Eng. Hessam anticipated the expenses of the towers at around USD28 million that will be met by the development budget of the MCIT.
It should be mentioned that all the companies providing communication services are obligated to deliver 2.5% of their income to the communication development fund annually.
The MICT say that there are 4760 tower active towers throughout the country through which 85% of the countrymen have been covered by communication services and only 15% of people will be covered with the installation of the new towers.

Sunday, September 02, 2012
Sharan (BNA) The construction work of a refrigerating room for preservation of orchard and farmers’ production was started in Orgoon district of Paktika province yesterday. 
This refrigerating room will construct at the length of 35 meter and wide of 15 meters. 
Mokhlis Afghan spokesman of Paktika governor said to BNA, this refrigerating room will be constructed from budget of government at the cost of 200,000 dollars and will help preservation and keeping of farmers and orchards productions. 
Afghan added, a function was held for this purpose, Mohibullah Samim governor of Paktika mentioned from creating of two other projects which consisted of a religious school and a conference hall in Orgoon district and said the construction of these projects will start soon. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Sunday, September 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The USAID intends to assist the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation towards strengthening of research and extension through a grant of USD 65 million.
The objective of the research and extension program is increase in the income of farmers, with usage of modern technology in the center and provinces.
Mohammad Asif Rahimi Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Animal Husbandry in a joint press conference with the representative of the USAID said that the USD 65 million to be assisted by the USAID, USD 40 million will be expended by the government of Afghanistan and another USD 25 million through the USAID to the mentioned purpose. 
Rahimi added that initially the money will be expended in 50 districts specified by the ministry in 16 provinces.
The representative of the USAID, at this meeting emphasized on the continue cooperation of the USAID with Afghanistan.

Saturday, September 01, 2012
Charikar (BNA) The construction work of a medical clinic and 7 bridges was commenced in Salang district of Parwan province. 
Local authorities of Parwan said these projects costs more than one million dollars, will be funded by PRT of South Korea. 
Abdul Khalil governor of Salang said to BNA, these projects consist of construction of seven bridges and a medical clinic.
Each bridge will have 30 to 51 meter length and two meter wide and will be construction in seven regions of this district. 
With construction of these bridges the transportation problem of more than 4000 families will be tackled, said the source.  
Governor of Salang said a medical clinic will be constructed in the Qaqcha area of Salang district which approximately 1000 families of the mentioned district will be covered under medical services. 
According to him, the building of this clinic will have 8 administrative rooms, interior wards, XR, liberator, pharmacy, and the construction work of this clinic will be completed within one year. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada