18 November 2018

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Nearly 3600 metric tons of Jujube worth 2 billion Afghani have been produced in Farah province.
Abdul Manan Mateen head of Farah agricultural department told BNA correspondent, Farah is one of the most important producer of Jujube which farmers and merchants of this province have received nearly 2 billion Afghani from Jujube production.
Jujube is one of the most valuable medicinal fruits which has been named (Telae Sourkh) (Red Gold) in Farah province.
According to reports, more than 1,000 hectares of land are under Jujube cultivation in this province.
Jujube of Farah province is exported to India and Pakistan, agricultural officials of Jujube production in Farah province said, the Jujube grows a lot every year in this province.
The main center of Jujube production is in Poshtroad, Anar Dara Districts, villages and suburb of Farah province and also Poshtkoh and Qala-e-Kah Districts.
According to the head of Farah agricultural department, currently Jujube has been widely cultivated in all districts and villages of that province.
Two years ago, the project for the construction and spread of Jujube gardens in Pashtoonkoh and Qala-e-Kah districts of Farah province implemented at the cost of 70,000 $, and a total of 100 Jujube gardens were created in the two mentioned districts and center of Farah province.
Officials of Farah agricultural department say technical and vocational training has been given to 200 gardeners in Farah province with the implementation of a project to expand Jujube gardens.
Farmers in Farah province say that this product is also good, and in terms of resources and energy, it is considered gourmet fruit.
Jujube fruit is used both freshly and in dry form.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                           
One Dollar                                                              75/80        Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            97/80       Afs
One Euro                                                            86       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       20/50       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           566       Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1035       Afs
One Thousand Iranian
 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                           
One Dollar                                                              75/60       Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            97/50       Afs
One Euro                                                            85/8550       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       50/45      Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           570      Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1035       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            05/40       Afs
Yarzada
 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kabul 9BNA) World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday signed agreement with Afghanistan to co-finance Dhala Dam rehabilitation project in southern Kandahar province.
The agreement was signed between Afghanistan’s Acting Minister of Finance Mohammad Humayoun Qayoumi and country directors of World Bank and ADB in a ceremony in Kabul that was also attended y President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
Dahla Dam is the largest dam in Kandahar and second largest in Afghanistan.  The dam was built in 1952, but it was subject to siltation of the reservoir due to neglect over the years of war.
The rehabilitation project is expected to cost $400 million, which will be financed by World Bank and ADB, the president’s office said in a statement.
Tranche I of four expected tranches includes raising Dahla Dam’s height by 12 meters as a result of which its capacity will increase from 298 million cubic meters to 798 cubic meters.
Tranche 2 includes building system to irrigate 20,000 hectares of agriculture land Trench 3 involves water supply to Kandahar city and its neighboring villages.  Trench 4 includes installing 24-megawatt capacity of hydropower turbines.
Contract for engineering studies of the project was signed in September 2017 and the process is expected to be completed in August next year.
 

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