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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Jalalabad (BNA) Huge joint military operation has started to ensure peace and stability in Jalalabad-Torkham highway yesterday.
The operation has begun three days ago by support of Afghan air forces with participation of hundreds Afghan National Army, Afghan police and uprising personnel in Ghanikhail and Mohamand Dara districts alongside Jalalabad-Torkham highway.
Senior commander of Afghan National Army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, until now several villages have been cleared from existence of anti-government militias alongside the highway.
By conducting the military operation trying to annihilate armed oppositions and completely clean-up the highway from being terrorists, the source added.
 

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 05:48

Up to 4,000 IDPs to be Provided With Land Plots

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Executive Committee of the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriates held a meeting with Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on the chair, a statement from his office said Tuesday.
Attended the meeting, Minister of Refugees and Repatriates Affairs, Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi provided a report in which he said works were being done for providing land plots for the country’s displaced people and addressing their problems, said the statement.
“Land plots for up to 4,000 internally displaced people have been prepared and are ready for distribution and also in different provinces of the country, including Herat, Badghis and Ghor, IDPs are provided with financial aids and shelter and clothing have also been provided for them,” according to the statement.
The CE said a committee should be formed to assess the situation of the IDPs, seriously to provide them with necessary urgent aids, the statement added.
 

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 05:46

High Media Council Holds Meeting

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, High Media Council held a meeting to discuss finalization of the media policy and four other related issues, BNA reported Tuesday. 
The council members, at the meeting, exchanged their views and took the required decision, according to the agency, Minister Safi emphasized on the soon finalization of the media policy and asked the council members for taking active part in the council meeting, said the agency.
 

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, chaired a meeting discussing water management, irrigation and general water supply, at the Charchanar Palace on Tuesday.
The meeting participants, Hashmatullah Ghafoori, deputy to the ministry of agriculture, irrigation and livestock, Eng. Hamidullah Yalani, the ministry’s water supply general director, spoke about the related issues and provided the country’ president with information the challenges facing by the water management in the country.
Speaking at the meeting taken part by F8irst Vice-President, Sarwar Danesh, Chief Executive of the national unity government and acting minister of finance, the president, after hearing their viewpoints, said more should be done in this field as what has been in this connection was not enough.
According to the president, there was a need for working on a plan to coordinate all activities to help reach tangible consequence in a short time, the statement added.
“We should have a wide perspective on water management at the national level and a basic roadmap to help clear development in the field of water management,” said the statement quoting the president.
The president said that 90 percent of the people are using water traditionally and the predicated climate change jeopardize the sector and added:
“The country’s water should be managed as natural asset.”
He went on as saying that the government should help the people take part in water management to could use effectively the water resources, in the coming years, when facing droughts.
 

Tuesday January 8, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The 176th meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) presided by H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani; the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was held on Monday evening; January 7th, 2019 at the Presidential Palace. At this meeting; eight contracts have been reviewed which resulted in approval of all; worth 22.8 million USD; which includes the following contracts: - The contract for the construction of 200 bed hospital in Kunar province; related to Ministry of Public Health, - The contract for procurement of two types of oil (Diesel & Petrol); related to Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA), - The contract for procurement and construction projects of pipe and cable for 26 sites of the Ministry of Interior; related to the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology - The contract for procurement of two types of oil (Diesel & Petrol); related to Upper House (Mashrano Jirga) Meanwhile; after a comprehensive discussion the NPC approved the request of the Ministry of Energy and Water for the establishment of metal and thermal pipes production company. In addition; the Ministry of Public Works request for amendment of the contract (time extension) for the construction and rehabilitation of the road from Sharana to Angor Hada of Paktika province; with 50 km long; was approved by the NPC. On the other hand; the Civil Aviation Authority request on the lower price for construction of Khost province airport terminal also approved by the NPC and decided that the contract should be awarded to the proposed company. The NPC approved the request of the ministry of Mines and Petrolum for signing of Letter of Engagement with the Hogan Lovells Consultancy Company. While discussing the above contracts; H.E the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; emphasized that all procurement entities must oversee and monitor the implementation of the projects. In this meeting; beside the NPC members; the officials of National Procurement Authority, the national and international observers including the Finance, Budget and National Economy Commissions of the Lower House (Wolasi Jirga), the Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA), the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), and the Combined Security Transition Command (CSTC-A) of the Resolute Support, had also participated.
 

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 11:19

Weapon Cache Seized in Kabul

Tuesday January 8, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Counter-narcotic drug police personnel succeeded to discover a cache weapon in a residential house in Kabul city yesterday.
According to information of MoI’s press office to BNA, the weapons cache include Kalashnikov, PK-bullets, three boxes of Kalashnikov, three boxes of PRG, a box of bomb and some military equipment.
The residential house located in 10th precinct of Kabul city.
No one was arrested accused of the case, but police has started investigation regarding the incident.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday January 8, 2019

Jalalabad City (BNA) A huge joint military operation has started to ensure peace and stability in Jalalabad-Torkham highway yesterday.
The operation has begun three days ago by support of Afghan air forces with participation of hundreds Afghan National Army, Afghan police and uprising personnel in Ghanikhail and Mohmand Dara districts alongside Jalalabad-Torkham highway.
Senior commander of Afghan National Army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, until now several villages have been cleared from existence of anti-government militias alongside the highway.
By conducting the military operation trying to annihilate armed oppositions and completely clean-up the highway from being terrorists, the source added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Khost (BNA) A man lost his life and at least 26 other civilians have been injured in explosion of a bomb in Khost province this morning.
The event occurred near a congregational mosque that the citizens were doing their daily work.
A security source of Khost province told BNA, a bomb was embedded on a main road and remotely exploded.
Meanwhile, doctors in a central hospital of Khost reported the health condition of at least 10 wounded critical.
So far, no individual or group has committed the responsibility of the event, but several sources blamed Taliban for the event.
Taliban in Afghanistan mostly plant bomb and mine on main roads which victimized civilians.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 11:15

Anti-Criminal Police Seizes Weapons in Kabul

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The anti-criminal police of Kabul security command in an operation have seized numerous of weapons from a residential house in Kabul city.
According to interior ministry press office to BNA, the weapons included Kalashnikov, PK shell, bomb and military equipment.
The weapons have been seized from a residential house from outskirt of 10th precinct of Kabul city.
No one has been detained in connection of the case, but police investigation continues in this regard.
T. Yarzada
 

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                           
One Dollar                                                              75/45        Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            95/60       Afs
One Euro                                                            86/20       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       20/20       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           538       Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1080       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            07/30       Afs
Yarzada
 

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