24 April 2018

RSS Facebook

Monday, April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The TAPI gas pipeline project survey began in Herat province, and its construction work is due to begin in the fall of this year.
Nargis Nehan, Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum Ministry, told the media that investors are thinking that a project that has not been implemented for 30 years, whether it would be able to be implemented in the next few years? She added that there is still resistance, and we will not be able to implement it in its due time.
Although the armed Taliban said they support the project, but security concerns are still exists.
Last month, Taliban in Farah province intensified their attacks, and some Afghan experts say the motive behind the Taliban attacks is this the TAPI project not to be launched.
It is believed that if this project completes the 1800-kilometer gas pipeline, annually, about 33 billion cubic meters of Turkmenistan gas will be exported to Pakistan and India through Afghanistan.
Afghanistan will consume about 5 billion cubic meters of gas and will change the cooking and refinement of Afghan families.
Meanwhile, the Regional Development Director of ADB says the bank will provide Afghanistan share in TAPI project, and the World Bank will monitor energy and fertilizer projects.
According to the Head of the Regional Development Director, Herat will become an industrial city with the implementation of the project.
Aman Ghaleb, Head of Breshna Sherkat said the company will give priority to electricity production from gas.
The Breshna Sherkat will focus in this issue that in which region the Brishna Kot to be built for gas pipeline project, Ghaleb stated.
The TAPI project is a historic event that with beginning of its work, it would bring great hope to Afghanistan’s economic prosperity, but the concern about the security of the project is the issue that proposed by people’s representatives.
According to a number of representatives of the provinces where pipelines pass through, their districts are believed the project to be confronted with security challenges and say that the Afghan government should be vigilant in the connection.
Nasima Niyazi, representative of the Helmand people in this connection said that of the four provinces where the TAPI gas pipelines will pass is not only in the interest of the regional countries and neighbors, but also with the implementation of this project in Afghanistan, beside the creation of job opportunity for more than 30,000 individuals, Afghanistan will receive $ 500 million annually for gas transit. 
Shukria-Kohistani
 

Monday, April 23, 2018
Trenkot (BNA) Two men were shot dead by Taliban in Urozgan province.
The invaders abducted the men from a region between Urozgan and Diakundi and after that shelling them.
According to ANA commander in south of the country, the two men went for working in south of the country, shot dead by Taliban.
T. Yarzada

Monday, April 23, 2018

Jalalabad (BNA) 20 ISIS affiliates were killed in air strikes of Afghan Security Forces in Nangarhar province last night.
The fighters were targeted in parts of Nangarhar province by air and ground raids of Afghan security forces.
Commander of Selab army corps in east of the country told BNA, 20 ISIS fighters were killed in the raids in their strongholds in parts of Nangarhar province specially in Roadat, Kot and Hasaka Mine Districts.
According to reports, numerous weapons were destroyed.
Another report says that the security officials of Nangarhar province discovered and neutralized five mines from crowded areas of Nangarhar province and prevented from deadly events.
No one has been detained in connection of the case.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday, 23 April 2018 09:38

Hundred Acres of Poppy Farms Destroyed

Monday, April 23, 2018
Jalalabad (BNA) Hundred acres of poppy farms were destroyed in Nangarhar province.
The poppy farms were located in Kot, Shenwar, Khogyani and Dehbala Districts.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, during the last 24 hours, more than 500 acres of poppy farms have been destroyed in that province.
Officials of agriculture, counter narcotic offices and security forces cooperated in destruction of the poppy farms.
According to local officials of that province, destruction of the poppy farms will be continued in that province.
T. Yarzada

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The national session of media under the name of professional rights, security and professionalism held in Media Center yesterday.
According BNA report Dr. Abdulla Abdullah the executive chief of the unity government calling the national session of media an initiative of media staff said,” I am very pleased that during the current year there have been positive changes in activities of joint committees of media, investigation of cases of anti-journalists violence, and amendment of media laws and procedures.”
Dr. Abdulla after hearing the figures related to violence said, “last year we were witness of more casualties among media staffs pay tribute to clean soul of martyrs.”
Dr. Abdullah calling the casualties the work of terrorist groups said that in spite of problems and heavy casualties, journalists did not leave their trenches continued their activities.
He said that there were huge problems on the way of journalists asked the journalists federation and other relevant organs carry their joint effort for improvement of the situation.
Fazil Sancharaki the publications deputy minister of information and culture ministry talking about the programs of ministry of information and culture for media and journalist express gratitude from Dr. Abdulla as a patron and supporter of media.
Sancharaki added after 17 or 18 years the laws and procedures of media assessed and necessary amendments made according the needs of time.
The deputy publications minister claimed that media organs and activists have persistently assessed their status and activities critically in order to take effective steps toward professionalism.
Sancharaki relating capacity building of media said this work should be done through implementing various programs.
He added the organs and authorities of media have great responsibility to work on capacity building of journalists.
He regarding the works performed for media said that all measures that has been taken for solving the problems of media not taken by a person but in consultations of relevant organs and experts of the profession.
At the national session of media the authorities of organs of NAI, journalists’ union and journalists’ federation talked on working together, violence against journalists investigating the cases of violence, the figures of violence and casualties of journalist in 1396.
These organs expressing gratitude for activities of joint committees regarding the investigation of the cases of violence against journalists said that for the first time, the government with the help of media organs has investigated 48 cases among 164 cases. The investigations of 13 cases have been completed 29 cases solved through compromises of the sides, the work on 29 cases is underway, and 116 cases have not investigated yet.
Najib Khilwatgar a member of investigation committee and head of supporting freelance journalists organ calling the figure of violence against journalists in 1396 164 cases, among them 29 cases of murder, 4 cases of injuries, 16 case of arrest added that Haqani’s  network, IS and Taliban were responsible for  most of the violations.
Qadir Shaheen the head of journalists union of western zone talking on behalf of the journalists of that zone sais said that the situation of  journalists from economic and security point of view is worse than previous year. He complaint that for seven months the staffs of median have not received their monthly salaries.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA General Director
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Contracts on three power supply projects have been signed between the Afghan Breshna Shirkat, the main power supply company and three foreign companies’ chiefs, at the Char Chanar Palace, a statement from the Presidential Palace said Sunday.
During a ceremony attended by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, some Afghan high ranking officials and representatives of Bamyan province, chief of the Afghan Breshna Shirkat and the in charges of KEC and Shima Power of India and M.S. Chijian Power of China to supply electricity to the central province of Bamyan, the statement said.
The projects contains extension of 220KVs power with the capacity of 300 megawatt from the Dushi power sub-station to the Bamyan province with the length of up to 180 kilometers costing up to $43.8 million by the Indian KEC company, creation of a substation with the capacity of 20,220 KVs in the Dasht-e-Azhdar of Bamyan province transmitting 32 megawatt electricity costing $11.6 million by the Chinese M.S. Shijiang company, according to the statement.
Likewise, another contract was signed with the Shima power of China supplying power at the cost of $24.1 million to the Bamyan province, providing up to 20,000 households with electricity currently and up to 450,000 customers in the future, said the statement.
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in Media National Conference held yesterday in Kabul said media was strong trench of freedom of expression and national unity government was committed to supporting media in the country.
The country’s chief executive instructed Afghans security forces to seriously cooperate with media and journalists while preparing reports and provided them with necessary facilitations.
“Media and journalists are working in critical situation in the country and we will work together by mutual and close cooperation morale to each other,” Dr. Abdullah said, adding that serious step would be taken in connection with work safety of journalists addressing murder cases and violence against journalists and access to information.  In the conference, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Sayed Aga Fazil Sancharaki informed of bringing necessary reforms in work of media and unprecedented facilities for operation of media and journalists in the country. 
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a message has strongly condemned the heinous terrorist attacks in Kabul and Pul-e-Khumri. In the message, the country’s President wished Allah’s mercy upon those who martyred, speedy recovery to the wounded, and conveyed his deep condolences to victims’ families. President Ghani instructed relevant institutions to provide support and care to those affected.  In a separate message, chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah condemned the terrorist attack on a voter registration center in western Kabul, killing dozens of innocent civilians including women and children.
“Our resolve for fair and transparent election will continue and terrorists won’t win against the will of the Afghan people,” Dr. Abdullah said in his message. Meanwhile, National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar has also condemned yesterday’s brutal and inhuman terrorist attacks on the voter registration centers in Kabul and Baghlan, conveying condolences to the victim families.
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A meeting was held at the Chahar Chanar Palace, where the president of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan, initially met with the UAE delegation who arrived in Kabul to attend the inauguration ceremony of the township, said a statement from the Presidential Palace.
The delegation said the UAE’s private sector was ready to invest in Afghanistan, according to the statement.
The president said the government of Afghanistan has prepared the ground for investment, mainly in the field of house building and agriculture, the statement added.
Both the president and the UAE delegation attended the inauguration ceremony of the Shaikh Khalifa Bene Zayed Ale Nehyan township, which was funded by the Abu Dhabi Development Fund.
Attended at the ceremony, Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Sayed Mansoor Naderi said the township which was built based on modern equipment and facilities, contained 3330 residential apartments which was expected to be completed in 1393, but postponed due to some reasons, the statement quoted.
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Several Afghan National Army troops were martyred when they faced with ambush of Taliban militants in Badghis province last night.
Abdul Aziz Baig head of provincial council of Badghis told BNA local reporter, the incident took place, while over 10 Afghan National Army forces were going to Baghban region, Qala-e-Naw city the provincial capital of the province for ensuring security of voter registration centers.
Afghan National Army troops were faced with Taliban ambush in Raidehi region, Qala-e-Naw city.
This is a developing story, the news will be updated as information to be available.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Page 3 of 2950