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Monday August 28, 2017

Shaberghan City (BNA) Agricultural tools have been distributed by agriculture, irrigation and livestock department to women farmers in northern Jawzjan province yesterday.
Mohammad Rahman Arghandiwal head of agriculture, irrigation and livestock told BNA reporter, nine items of agricultural tools have been distributed to 500 women farmers in Faizabad, Aqcha, Khawaja Dwkoh districts and Shaberghan city the provincial capital of the province.
Promoting droplet system, irrigating house gardens and raising economic level of families are the main reasons behind the program.

Monday, August 28, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Based on Khan Mohammad Baz’ head of currency exchangers in Kabul, Shahzada market report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                            68/45 afs                           
One Pound Sterling                              87/20 afs  
One Euro                                             81/10 afs  
One Emirate’s Dirham                         18/55 afs  
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees          639 afs  
One Thousand Indian Rupees               1065 afs                
One Thousand Iranian Rupees           17/60 afs  

Monday, August 28, 2017

Kabul (BNA) As a way to improve their lives, a number of Afghan men and women are engaged in handicrafts throughout the country.
In fact, as the folkloric culture of the Afghan people, the handicrafts have been enjoying particular reputation since long and a number of countrymen have been supporting their families and meeting their economic needs through supply of their products.
The women have always been enjoyed upper hand in promotion of handicrafts and trying to meet their family requirements through this occupation.
Carpets, rugs, Saddle bag, felt carpet, needle work, embroidery and traditional floors have been parts of Afghan women handicrafts. Karakul hats, silk clothes, embroidery and saddler are handicrafts of Herat people.
Kandahari clothes which enjoy reputation across Afghanistan and embroidered hats with gold face, are the handicrafts, of Kandahar province.
In an old-materials selling alley in Kabul, there are many shops selling Herat handicrafts which are including 25 different types of handicrafts.
A shopkeeper, said that since long, there are many shops operational in Shahr-e-Now and we accept any types of hand-made orders with different designs.
He added daily, hundreds of people visit their shops and buy their favorite materials particularly handicrafts.
People love their country’s handicrafts, as we also export some hand-made productions to abroad, he went on to say.
He believes people are really interested to their country’s productions, adding our customers’ number is getting considerably increased by each passing day.
He asked the government to make effort to ensure security of the Afghan people so they can manage their life properly and live in a calm atmosphere.
A women, Gulalai said, “We deliver the orders on time and accept any types of hand-made orders with different designs.”
Likewise, the handicrafts of women of Balkh, Samangan, Sar-e-Pul and Jawzjan include different types and qualities of carpets, rugs, needle work, embroidery, Shawl Knitting, tailoring and traditional Afghan male and female clothes.
This is while that however Afghanistan is an agricultural country, but many people are busy making handicrafts, through which they financially support their families. There is no doubt, if the government particularly the chamber of commerce cooperate with them, they would work better than now.
Shukria Kohistani

Monday August 28, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A contract for three power supply projects had been signed between Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) and three power supply companies costing up to $16 million expected to gratuitously be provided by the World Bank (WB), a statement said Sunday. The contracts were signed at the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to supply for Obay, Karukh, Chasht-e-Sharif and Pashtun Zarghoon districts of the province, said the statement from DABS adding the projects would be completed within 21 months, the first of which would take nine months and the second phase 18 months to complete. The companies signed the contracts are Aster State Corps, Indian-Afghani, Atlas Afrooz Shargh and Ofoghe Alborz Industrial Group, said the statement adding minister of water and power and some provincial council members have attended the ceremony. By the completion of the projects, the statement said up to 16, 000 households would benefit the 10 megawatt electricity.

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