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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Lashker Gah (BNA) Some of the elders in Helmand province believe that cultivation of cotton is a good alternative for poppy in the province.
Abdullah Helmandwal a member of Helmand’s provincial council said, adding that cotton cultivation was famous in Helmand, Kandahar and Farah in the past and more than 26000 hectares of lands had been cultivated.
However, he noted that three decades of war had badly affected cotton cultivation.
Barikzai the head of Nad Ali District council also said that cotton cultivation can replace poppy in the province.
Meantime, Hajji Shirin the director of cotton factory in Helmand said that 2500 tons cotton will be produced in Lashkar Gah this year, saying government’s attention towards cotton cultivation would enable farmers to abandon poppy cultivation in the province.
He also said he has yet to receive a loan of 3 million Afghanis form the finance ministry to support cotton plantation.

Monday, October 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahadi the minister for commerce and industries said yesterday that Afghan traders can take their goods by truck to Waga from now on.
Addressing a press conference here he said that Afghan traders trucks in the past were evacuated in Peshawar and then uploaded to Pakistani trucks for taking to Waga but from now on the goods will be taken to Waga.
The agreement has reached in this regard after visiting Afghan delegation to Pakistan, Dr, Ahadi said, adding Afghanistan hopes Pakistan to respect the agreement.

Monday October 15 2012
Kabul (BNA) The second vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili in the company of high ranking delegation including the ministers for transport, higher education, public health, agriculture and urban development paid a visit to Bamyan on Wednesday and inaugurated several development projects.
The vice president also addressed at Bamyan university and briefed the audience about the situation in the country and after 2014, saying the achievements have made over the past decade will not become the victims of peace talks Taliban.
The vice president also inaugurated the work of Bamyan airport and Shibar two international airport which is going to built at a cost of 15 million US dollars.
He also inaugurated the 98 km Bamyan-Yakalang road and this project will be completed.
The work for solar system was also inaugurated during the visit.
The vice president also inaugurated the agriculture research farm and the building of agriculture directorate in Mullah Ghulam desert during the visit.
Iranian ambassador during the visit to Bamyan also promised 16 scholarships to the students of Bamyan University.
The vice president also laid the foundation stone of 200-bed hospital named after Imam Khumaini in Bamyan to be built at a cost of 20 million US dollars within the next three years.
He also inaugurated the work for Yakalang Township in Zarin desert in 3000 acres land to accommodate up to 50,000 people.
In meeting with the people of Bamyan, the vice president assured that Afghanistan will not become the shelter of terrorists again and the international community would continue to support the country as the commitments made in Chicago and Tokyo conference speak of the fact.

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Bamyan (BNA) Work on the first solar energy started in Bamyan recently.
It is said that this project has the capacity for producing 300 mega watts of electricity and has been completed with the New Zealand PRT assistance, Mohammad Azizi Shafaq, head of the provincial council of Bamyan said that the project covers installation of 250 solar units that would provide energy for 3,000 families in Bamyan city.
According to the source the solar units have been installed in three hills in the center of Bamyan and their power is distributed to the clients. The project costs USD14 million.
Shafaq added that Bamyan has ample quantities of water and it has the capacity for producing enough power and it is hoped that the Breshna Company attach attention in this respect.
According to the head of the provincial council the projects will provide power to 3,000 families in Bamyan center.
The price per KW of power is not specified, Shafaq added. Abdul Razzaq Samadi Director General of Breshna Company who was in Bamyan said that almost 30% of people are utilizing electricity power in Afghanistan and the government has placed provision of power as its priority of work.
According to Samadi in addition to this another project that will be financed by Japan cover production of 200 kw power for the Punjab district and 500 kw for the Topchi area of Bamyan center and with the construction of water dams in the coming year the produced will be distributed to the people there.