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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:14

Iran-Afghanistan Rail Linkup Within 10 Days

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Construction work on a segment of railroad project extended from Iran to Afghanistan in western Herat province will be completed within the next 10 days and then put into service, the Iranian Ambassador to Afghanistan said on Saturday.
Work on the 62-kilomter railroad project from Iran’s border to Ghoriyan District of Herat was launched in 2007 at a cost of $75 million based on a grant from Iran.  The project was scheduled to be completed in 2009, Pajhwok Afghan News reported.  Officials say the mega project will provide transport and transit facilities and hel flourish trade between Afghanistan and Iran.
Mohamma Raza Bahrami, Iran’s ambassador in Kabul, visited the province and oversaw ongoing work on the Herat-Khawaf rail track.
Of the 62 kilometers of the railroad in Afghanistan, tracks have been laid on about 33 kilometers and the rest would be completed within the next 10 days.  The Herat-Khawaf 191 km railroad is being constructed in four segments, three of which are financed by Iran and the fourth is being funded by Afghanistan’s national budget.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) held session on Monday, his office said in a statement.
The meeting approved 10 contracts which include road development projects, health and power sector worth 4.3bln Afghanis, according to the statement.
The contracts include cleaning project of Kabul River starts from Khatamul Nabeen Masjid to Pol-e-Sukhta related to Capital Zone Development Administration’s Job Creation Project, transferring of 500KW power cable from Sheberghan province to Dasht-e-Alwan, Pul-e-Khumri related to Da Afghanistan Breshna Company, construction of 17km road in Herat province related to the ministry of rural rehabilitation and urban development, the statement further said.
Likewise, construction of Khost’s water supply network has conditionally approved, the statement added.
NPC also approved six other contracts in the meeting, the statement went on to say.
It is merit to mention that the draft of three projects which were including construction of Door Baba road to Ghani Khil, Nangarhar province were returned for further review and the contract of IT procurement project of finance ministry were rejected, the statement continued.
NPC in-charges, national and international observers including financial and budget commissions of national assembly’s, SIGAR and RS’s SISTIKA observers and many others were present in the meeting.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:06

Car Packed Explosives Seized In Kabul

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A car packed explosives was seized by security forces in Surobi district, Kabul province yesterday.
Lt. General Doulat Waziri spokesman of national defense ministry told BNA, 300 kg of explosives was placed in a corolla car has discovered by national army forces.
It is said that a car packed explosives was also seized by security forces in Kota-e-Sangi region, Kabul city as well.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Jalalabad (BNA) Shadow governor of Taliban for Pecheragam district, Nangarhar province killed in an attack by security forces last night.
The operation was carried out by security forces in the mentioned district.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, in the operation eight other insurgents killed and several others have been injured.
Mullah Ilham the shadow governor were invalided in most terrorist activities in the mentioned district and parts of Nangarhar province.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:02

4 Civilians Shot Dead By Daesh Loyalists

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Jalalabad (BNA) Four civilians were martyred by Daesh loyalists in Nangarhar province yesterday.
The civilians were targeted in Tangi Wazir region, Khogyani district.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, the fighters during clash with Taliban shelling on civilians.
In the clash, two other civilians have been injured.
Taliban and Daesh clashed each other in parts of Nangarhar province.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pul-e-Alam (BNA) An official of national army forces has released from grip of Taliban in Mohammad Agha district, Logar province last night.
Salim Saleh spokesman for Logar governor told BNA the official was released in a joint operation of security forces in Mohammad Agha district.
According to Saleh the official was abducted by Taliban in first night of Eid Adha from Bagrami district.
He said, in the operation, an insurgent was killed and another has been detained as well.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Qalat (BNA) Three policemen lost their lives in attacks of Taliban on security checkpoints in Zabul province last night.
Tens of suicide bombers stormed on security checkpoints of Arghandab district and clashed with security forces.
A military official of Zabul province told BNA, in the conflicts, three policemen were martyred and two others have been injured.
He added, huge losses inflected to Taliban, but exact figures of the conflicts is not clear yet.
T. Yarzada

Monday, October 16, 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                                            68/20 Afs                        
One Pound Sterling                              89/80 Afs                        
One Euro                                             80/50 Afs                        
One Emirate’s Dirham                         18/50 Afs                        
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees          638 Afs                        
One Thousand Indian Rupees               1050 Afs                                      
One Thousand Iranian Rupees               17 Afs                        
T. Yarzada

Monday, October 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) October 16th World Food Day is a day of extending helping hands for needy people who are suffering from poverty and no access to sufficient food.
BNA economic affairs commenting on the issue writes October 16 is world Food Day. The day is celebrated across the world because the rich and poor countries accepting their obligation before the humanity are fighting for settling this horrible problem that is a stigma on forehead of humanity.
The day provides the ground for preventing the further extension of poverty and hunger and destruction of environment and elimination of farming fields.
Today world communities are severely suffering from poverty and almost one billion people are living under poverty line or facing malnutrition.
While there are countries that daily spoil thousands tons of food and deliberately waste them.
Food is an essential need of every living thing, therefore, all living things try in one way or another to meet the need, economic and social activities are carrying out to ensure food requirements.  Unfortunately, human communities are dealing unfair dealing this problem. There are countries that sufficient foodstuff and spoil great quantities of foodstuff, while there are countries whose residents suffering from poverty and poorness,
Therefore, in this critical situation, World Food Day can play a great role in wakening conscience of people who have been enjoying of having food surpass of their needs, while their fellowman and women   are suffering  from hunger and poverty in other countries.
In the situation, putting Islamic teachings in practice is of great importance that suggests, “Eat and drink not squander”.  If focus deeply in this heavenly verdict   and put it in practice in our daily life, without doubt the extra food in rich countries can remove poverty from poor countries.
Lack of enough food in Afghanistan is an acute problem in the country. The country is suffering from shortage of food for a half of a century; the devastating imposed war has badly affected Afghan community for four decades have added the problem. During the period, Agricultural farm lands have ruined and irrigation systems seriously harmed, cities and villages have expanded illegally without considering any standard, that caused decreasing of agricultural and animal husbandry products and add to food problem in the country.
Although Afghanistan is an agricultural country and 70% of its population are engaged in farming and animal raising industries, but imports food and other agricultural products from other countries an 39% of its population live under poverty line the reason is that there had been no good management in agricultural, commercial, health affairs and controlling the waters of the country.
Therefore, without having a special program, proper management for settling this problem, our people will not rid of from poverty and hunger which is seriously threat our people.   
Abdul Khalil Minawi

Monday October 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) With the beginning of autumn season especially in the provinces enjoy cold weather, cultivation begins.
The farmers make effort before snowfall to cultivate their land. Because, with snowfall, the farmlands become icy and in such state there was no possibility for cultivation of crops. In such opportunity, the farmers were demanding from provincial in-charges concerned as well as from ministry of agriculture in the capital for promotion of level of agricultural yields and timely cultivation of land are not afford to purchase improved seeds and chemical fertilizer from market. This is in a time that the armed opponent groupings in the provinces and districts they are ruling, are making effort with creating insecurity force farmers to cultivate their lands with poppy, especially those farmers have no possibility to cultivate their lands with wheat and other crops, while if the agricultural in-charges concerned especially in provinces to help farmers with providing improved seeds and a quantity of chemical fertilizer.
In such a way, if more land comes under cultivation, no doubt, how much land comes under cultivation in such a scale, the level of yields promotes and on the other, increment in poppy cultivation also prevented. It should not be forgotten that this demand of farmers in fact is their main one and is investigated in a time that the ministry of agriculture to have some all out plans and measures for adopting within autumn season. According to its annual plans, the ministry of agriculture should have some helping programs for peasants in connection with distribution of much quantity of improved seeds and chemical fertilizer to farmers which were prepared in regular packages and this should take place especially in autumn season. This process especially promoted in Herat province, because this province is having vast farmland for cultivation of variety of improved seeds even such improved wheat seeds are cultivated in other provinces as well.
Helping programs have implemented for peasants. The ministry of agriculture especially the in-charges of agriculture in Herat within some years, import several varieties of wheat seed from overseas for promotion of wheat yields and lay down at the disposal of farmers, so that from one side, the level of products be promoted and on the other, the farmers to cultivate vast area with wheat that is the primary need of our people and the level of import of grain from abroad would also decreased. According to experts, this great ordeal is met in a time the assistance of foreign countries that taken place for expansion of agriculture even for prevention from poppy cultivation and creation of alternate crop for this fatal phenomenon to ministry of agriculture and counter narcotics ministry not to be embezzled. Based on a regular plan, the assisted material be distributed to farmers within cultivation season so that they cultivate vast area with crops.
We believe completely that if better condition be prepared for cultivation of wheat and other crops for peasants, the latter never resort to poppy cultivation which is forbidden according to Islamic Sharia. But, paying less heed by in-charges to farmers in removal of their problems existed in providing improved seeds and chemical fertilizer in season of cultivation caused the agricultural land not come under cultivation. Because, majority of farmers as a result of insecurity and being low the level of yields, they have no possibility to cultivate their land and this situation in some districts of Helmand, Farah, Kandahar and northern provinces are the factors behind cultivation of land by poppy and armed men did with pre-paying money encourage farmers to poppy cultivation while the formers gain huge sum of money from it and a meagre sum of money earns from poppy, pours in the pocket of farmers.
If the in-charges of agriculture take the initiative and within cultivation season run to helping peasants and lay down improved seed at the disposal of them, in such a state, the outcome of farmers never be taken by armed men and the issue is known by agricultural in-charges and are comprehending the removal of peasants’ requirements causes the promotion of level of products and respond to the voice of farmers. There were much possibilities so that they adopt all out measures in the connection.

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