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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 10:00

Afghans’ Achievements in 1397 Were Great

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) 1397 Afghan solar calendar year with all its ups and downs passed and the Afghan people are looking forward with great hopes looks and welcoming the New Year.
BNA social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes 1397 ended with having some problems and great achievements. Afghan people experiencing severe problems conducted parliamentary elections last year and provided the ground for establishing a new parliament. The policy and the viewpoints of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on forming a regional and beyond regional gathering on Afghan issue realized and the voice for ensuring security, political sessions in presence and non – presence of state representatives inside or outside of the country held and there is commitment for continuing the process. Without doubt the current opportunities are a part of state’s programs and comments for forming an opportunity for conducting a national and international gathering on Afghan issue.
Afghanistan during the last year succeeded to save itself from commercial monopolies and transit through only the soil of one country, air corridors increased and for assessing alternative transit roads fundamental works performed. There are also great achievements in education, higher education, economic and cultural areas. In spite of those achievements, 1297 was a challenging year from security point of view. During the year the conflicts became more serious, because armed groups tried hard via conducting military provocations find a proper place on political ground. But this conception and poor view point took the lives of a great number of Afghan youths from the both sides of the conflict and achieving peace and security remained as a hope for the New Year.   
Now, 1397 has passed. The people hope with coming the new Afghan solar calendar year their hopes for ensuring peace and security realized.
Fear from continuation of war depends mostly in to violent activities of armed groups. However, forming regional gatherings and the process of peace negotiations are improving which we strongly believe that would finally lead to ensuring peace and security in the country.
We start and celebrate the New Year with great hopes. During the coming year presidential elections would be held, the new parliament will start its work, without doubt the peace negotiation process will improve and it would be followed by Afghans as their own national issue.
On other areas of life also have made great activities, Afghan government has made new commitments for ensuring peace in the country. We hope armed opposition groups also make commitments for maintain peaceful coexistence and practically work with their people for ensuring peace and security in their country, because Just commitment and promise for ensuring peace is not enough, practical work is needed. Therefore, the ground should be provided for implementing the commitments and people’s demands in practice already made.
 

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with United Nation Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan and UNAMA head Tadamichi Yamamoto her in his office the other day, BNA report. During the meeting, the UNAMA head briefed Dr. Abdullah on his recent trip to New York and extension of the UNAMA mandate. The two sides also discussed elections, peace process and the political situation in the country.
 

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) congratulates advent of the New Solar Year 1398 to all Afghans throughout the country.
New Year is annually celebrated by launching different cultural programs and games such as Buzkashi, National Attan, etc. To celebrate New Year, the Ministry plans to launch various cultural programs in the center and other provinces of the country. MoIC leadership thanking National Unity Government’s leadership that has tasked a commission to celebrate New Year. This year has been passing with the slogan of ‘A Sapling for us and One for Afghanistan’ and New Year will start with the slogan of ‘Peace, Development and Democracy.’ The outgoing year has been full of achievements in the fields of politics, military, economy and culture, but there were also some challenges. Lack of security and continued imposed war have been among the challenges this year. We believe that ending war in Afghanistan will lead to restoration of lasting peace in the region and the world. The Ministry once again congratulates New Year to all Afghans, particularly, the women who have mostly been affected by imposed war.
Happy New Year!
Hasina Safi
Acting Minister of Information and Culture
 

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The contract on Electricity Utility project for Badakhshan province and construction of Shewa Dam was signed in presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here yesterday.
According to BNA report, the contract was signed by acting minister of water and energy, Mohammad Gul Khulmi, Amanullah Ghalib CEO of the Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (The only electricity utility company in Afghanistan) and Agha Khan Economic Development Fund. The Agha Khan funded project worth 631 million USD and would provide electricity to the residents of Northern Province. The duration of the contract was proposed for 30 years and implementation of each of the phases would take seven years.
 

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a message to the nation hoped the New Year (Based on the Islamic calendar) to be the year of peace, security and well-being, BNA reported.
On the advent of Nowruz festival, the President congratulated the nation said he has named 1398 the year of development, democracy and peace, hoping to achieve great success in the three areas. “Last year, it rained enough, negating any possibility of drought. These rainfalls could give promising news of fertility, however with the possibility of floods’ dangers,” the message said, urging the organs concerned to be attentive in this field to minimize the harms of any possible floods.
“On the other, we have election ahead, and there was a need for-not only the government and the elections commission-but also the people to get preparation for the process and by attending the election to take part in the country’s destiny,” the President said in the message. He said peace was the desire of the country’s martyrs, the hope of the whole people and the main goal of the National Unity Government. “We have neared peace and hope that the year 1398 be not only the end of drought, but to witness the rise of the sun of an overall peace in the country,” said the President. While the nature gets younger, there was a need to renew commitment for keeping the environment clean and safe and through this to thank God for His blessings. “We have to keep environment, water, air clean and protection of trees, bushes and forests and their fertility is the national and moral duty of all of us,” said the President in his message.
 

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) 65 tons expired and law-quality medicines have been torched by ministry of public health’s officials in Kabul city yesterday.
The medicines have been collected by officials of adjustment and health products national office from importer and producer medicines’ companies, customs and pharmacies in different parts of Kabul city.
According to BNA report, Ferozuddin Feroz minister of public health in a press conference said, betterment of pharmaceutical affairs is the priority of ministry of public health.
About, 14,000 pharmacies is active across the country and we are trying to assess services of the pharmacies via chain pharmacies, Mr. Feroz added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday March 20, 2019

TALIQAN CITY (BNA) With a cost of 254 million Afghanis, 14 irrigation and water supply projects have been completed and put into exploitation in northern Takhar province.
According to BNA local correspondent report, the projects has been built in Baharak, Kalfagan, Warsaj, Bangi districts and Taliqan city the provincial capital of the province.
By implementing of the projects hundreds local residents found access to drinking water and 63,000 acres of land will be irrigated.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) As many as 24 anti-government militias were killed during military operations conducted by Afghan security forces within the last 24 hours across the country.
Ministry of national defense by releasing a statement issued that the military operations carried out to suppress armed oppositions, ensure peace and stability and protect the lives and properties of people in insecure areas of Kunduz, Ghazni, Nangarhar, Herat, Laghman, Logar, Balkh, Faryab, Baghlan and Helmand provinces.
Also, 31 insurgents were wounded and some heavy and light weapons have been seized during the military operations, the source added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) At least 4000 armed oppositions were killed by Afghan security forces within the current year in north and northeast of the country.
According to BNA report, General Adam Khan Matin deputy commander in 209 Shaheen army corps said, Afghan security personnel by launching 88 military operations during the current year succeeded to annihilate 4000 fighters of Taliban, ISIS and other terrorist groups in north and northeast of the country.
More than 3000 insurgents were injured and hundreds more were arrested during the military operations, Matin added.
Hundreds top commanders of the terrorist groups have been killed and injured during the operations, Matin further added.
Over 4000 different type of weapons and dozens vehicles belonged to the terrorists have been discovered by Afghan security forces, Matin concluded.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) The construction work of irrigational network kick off in Nahreen district, Baghlan province.
Syeed Noor Agha Sadat head of agriculture, irrigation and livestock Dept. of Baghlan province told BNA, the network will be rehabilitated to a length of six and a half kilo meter at a cost of more than 30 million Afghanis from agriculture and irrigation ministry within a year.
After competition of the network, more than 4500 acres of agricultural land will be covered by irrigation and the shortage water of 5,000 families will also be resolved.
The source added that peasants face a shortage of agricultural water and their agricultural crops have been reduced, with the completion of the project their problems will solve.
It is mentionable that, in the course of this year, 5 irrigation projects have been implemented by the ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation in Baghlan province.
T. Yarzada
 

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