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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Kabul (BNA) the third Fuel Reservoir was inaugurated in Kabul yesterday.
BNA reported, In a function was held for this purpose in the Kabul International Airport, Mohammad Faheem Hashimi head of Hashimi group said that the reservoir has been constructed at the cost of 12 million dollars according to international standard and can hold more than 50 metric tons of plane fuel.
Also in the function, Dr. Anwarulhaq Ahadi Minister of Commerce and Industry talking on the issue said competition plays a major role in the growth of trade and the commerce ministry besides creating necessary facilities for private sectors always controlled the market in order to prevent corruption on distribution and selling fuel.
Also, Dr. Daud Ali Najafi Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation said, we hope the building of such fuel Reservoirs will reduce the cost of plane fuel.
At  the end of the function Qurban Haqjo head of Chambers and Commerce of Afghanistan also  said investment more than 12 million dollars in this storage indicates that the national marchlands of the country are ready for huge investment in various sectors in the country.  

Monday, June 24, 2013
Aibak (BNA) The construction work of 2 roads at the cost of more than 27 million Afghanis began by public work ministry in Samangan province.
Engineer Zia Homayoon acting head of public work Dept. of Samangan said BNA, the construction of the road which connects Aibak to Dara-e-Soff Paen district starts from Ghulam Ali Jan pass and ends in Balkul area of the district , with nearly 20 km length will be constructed  at cost 23 million Afghanis.
Zea Homayoon added the second road with 3 km lengths will be constructed in the Tarabelagh area, of Dara-e-Soff Bala district and started from Tara Belagh pass and ended in Johi area of the district.
According to him the construction of the roads cost 4 million Afghanis and with completion work of the roads, this region will be linked to Yakawalang district of Bamyan.
The roads will facilitate the transportation of hundreds tons of coal and also brings facilities in transportation for people. T. Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Pul-e-Alam (BNA) gardening tools assisted to vanguard farmers and ordinary gardeners in Logar province.
The Ministry of Agricultures and Irrigation assisted agricultural tools to vanguard farmers in Mohammadagha district of Logar province.
Engineer Mohammad Homayoon Omar head of agriculture and irrigation dept of Logar said BNA, the national  agriculture and livestock project of agriculture and irrigation ministry disseminated agricultural tools for 17 farmers of Mohammadagha district.
This dept assisted farmers in construction of garden, prevention of disease and pests, improvement of irrigation system, providing markets for the products and training of farmers, and so far such programs of services have been carried in 22 provinces of the country.
According to the source, the project started activity in last year in center and Mohammadagha district providing more than 800 jiribs for orchard.  
Abdul Rahman one of the farmers expressing thanks to the authorities of the project, requested such project to be constructed in the other districts of the province.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The World Bank had approved an additional grant of $12.5 million from the International Development Association (IDA), “its concessional lending arm, to finance the continuation of a project to provide safety nets to the country’s poorest people and improve the public pension schemes.
The Safety Nets and Pensions Support Project started in 2009 to improve the administration of the public pension schemes and pilot a modest program to provide a social safety net to the most vulnerable people.  The project has made steady and encouraging progress.
The Pension Development’s institutional and human resources structure has been reformed and the key elements of a modernized administration have been put in place.  Over the past two years, more than 16,000 of the poorest families and close to 80,000 individuals have received cash assistance.
Today’s additional financing will help the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs.  Martyrs and Disabled scale up and expand the progress made to date.  It will further improve the administration of the public pension schemes and develop administrative systems for expanding safety nets, with a focus on targeting the poorest families with cash benefits in selected pilot districts.
“Afghanistan has made promising progress in building institutional systems to better administer its pension schemes, “said Robet Saum, World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan.
“The Government’s efforts to identify and assist the poorest families in difficult winter times are equally commendable.
We are happy to continue supporting Afghanistan’s efforts to manage its social safety net programs more efficiently, so that poor people can better withstand economic and weather-related hardships and benefit from economic growth.”
The Government’s Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) and National Priority programs (NPPs) include a Social Protection Strategy.
The planning and budgetary framework is increasingly pro-poor and includes mapping of pro-poor expenditures.  The formal social protection system comprises of a safety net and pension scheme for public sector workers.
Within the safety net, government and donors target various population groups through a number of unconditional and conditional cash and in-kind benefit programs.  They also provide social care services and skills development programs.
In addition to the government run programs, there are other programs run by international donors and NGOs which are mainly cash or food-for-work schemes, primarily in rural areas.
The project is expected to be completed by 30 June 2016.  Specifically, the additional financing will support.
Completion of building renovations and the rollout of the Management Information System (MIS) of the Public Pension scheme,
Scaling up the administrative reform of the pension system to expand coverage to the Martyrs and Disabled Pension Program (MDPP),
Expansion of the cash transfer interventions to another 10,000- 12,000 poor families (nearly 60,000 individuals), while continuing to improve processes for effective targeting and payment delivery.  This will support developing the administrative systems of the Afghanistan Social Protection Program (ASPP) before any major scale up.
Building institutional capacity of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled to manage and implement the pension reforms and safety net policy and interventions.