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Sunday September 30, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Law on Access to Information in Afghanistan received first position at the global level, after obtaining 139 out of the total 150-points, BNA reported.
This is while, Afghanistan has been enlisted 68 in 2016. The government of Afghanistan is making effort to provide all-out cooperation in implementation of the Law on Access to Information, like before and ask its partners to cooperate in this field. The Right of Access to Information should be institutionalized as a value in the society and change into a culture.
 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs for Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) Prof. Mohammad Rasul Bawary inaugurated restoration works of the historic Grand Mosque in Kandahar on Thursday. 
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Bawary said the grand mosque was one of the oldest mosques in Kandahar and enjoying deep historical backgrounded, adding in line with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s instructions, restoration of the grand mosques was going on across the country.
Prof. Bawary called upon Kandahar residents to have special attentions towards protection of the mosque.
Meanwhile Kandahar deputy governor Abdul Hanan Munib said the restoration process of the mosque to be finished within one year with the total cost of 11, 9 million Afghanis.
According to another report, deputy minister of culture Prof. Bawary and deputy governor of Kandahar Abdul Hanan Munib inaugurated archeological excavations at the historic Orange Palace of Kandahar Province here on Thursday.
Addressing the ceremony, Prof. Bawary said the excavations to be conducted by Archeology Department of Ministry of Information and Culture and would be continued till next three years.  He said the archeological excavations were started 55 years ago but was not completed due to some challenges.  Assuring full support to MoIC, deputy governor of Kandahar said founding father of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Baba’s Empire started from the Orange palace.
 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Kabul (BNA) For the first time, World Tourism Day was celebrated in Badakhshan province one of the best views in Afghanistan BNA reported the other day.
Besides this festival, a big cultural festival was held aimed to bolster tourism a tourists’ attraction to Badakhshan, the agency added.
Deputy Minister of information and culture on tourism affairs Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi said it was making effort to organize such festivals to introduce the historical and natural views of Badakhshan in order to attract domestic and foreign tourists’ attention.
The festival would continue for three days in Faiz Abad city gymnasium and it is hoped that besides government officials, culturists and foreign tourists, thousands of Afghans from different provinces of the country to visit there.
During this three-day festival, villagers’ handicrafts, Badakhshan’s precious stones and female farmers’ agricultural products as well as 400 types of meals and local cloths would be displayed.
In a ceremony to mark World Tourism Day in Badakhshan, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Tourism. Finance and Administrative Affairs, Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi said Badakhshan was one of Afghanistan’s provinces with many historical and natural attractions that worth a lot to domestic and foreign tourists.
She added by holding such festivals and through informing domestic and foreign citizens, the ministry of information and culture is making effort to draw the attention to Badakhshan and Afghanistan’s historical-natural views.
She said bolstering tourism and establishing facilities to domestic and foreign tourists would help grow Afghanistan’s economy and besides, Afghan citizens and would people would know more about Afghanistan’s civilization, rich culture and natural views.
Pointing at existence of countless historical places and unique natural views in Afghanistan, President Ghani and CE Abdullah in their messages asked the ministry of information and culture to prepare its plans for net and other years in a bid to improve tourism industry in Badakhsshan and entire Afghanistan.
Badakhshan provincial director of information and culture Naqibullah Saqib said despite insecurities, Badakhshan was still a province where usually being visited by domestic and foreign tourists.
Based on figures released by him, this year, 260 foreign and 12000 domestic tourists visited the historical places and natural views of Badakhshan province.  He added to prepare the ground and increase the number of domestic and foreign tourists, six tourist companies have so far been registered. He called insecurities and presence of insurgent groups in some parts of Badakhshan is the only challenge before growing tourism industry.
 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  Chaired by Prof. Mohammad Rasul Bawary, the Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Cultural Affairs, a coordination meeting was held at the Kabul based World Bank office, BNA reported Monday.
The meeting was attended by a number of representatives from the ministry of mines and petroleum, Archeology department, UNESCO, Administration of Presidential Affairs and the World Bank, during which, the deputy minister called the meeting a provided opportunity helping the entire stakeholder administrations share their programs and operational plans about the ancient Ainak Copper Mines and the challenges ahead, the agency said.
The UNESCO representative also spoke about the organization’s archeology department in the Ainak Copper Mine, since the last few years, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, the representative of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum shared information about the contracts signed with the Chinese company and added that negotiations were going on review on the Chinese company and that this was important to taken decision on the ancient relics.
At the end of the meeting the entire stakeholders were asked to work in coordination with each other to reach the main target, according to the agency.
 

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