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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The fourth phase of reconstruction on the ancient sites of Bamyan will start with financial aid of Japan by the Japanese specialists at the end of current month. 
So far Japan has provided USD 5 million for further consolidation of the sides of Buddha statues, archeological investigations, cleaning of its wall sides of Bamyan. 
Abdul Ahad Abbasi head of preservation and repairing of historic monuments of ministry of information and culture said that a training center for preservation of cultural heritage has been made active with the cooperation of UNESCO office of Japan and so far sites of Ghulghula of Zahak city, Kakrak and upper portions of statue has been cleared of mines and the minarets of Ghulghula city has been repaired. 
According to Abbasi the ministry with the cooperation of UNESCO intends to repair some of the shrines which are not included in the world list, adding that in charges of the ministry proposed at the Tokyo working meeting that by using of fallen pieces of the statues possibly one of the statues can be repaired. 
The ministry therefore intends with the cooperation of UNESCO and international specialists repair one of the statues. 
Also the ministry had proposed to the Tokyo specialists meeting practical repairing work be applied on the minaret of Zahak city that are included in the world heritage. 
Omar Sultan acting deputy minister of information and culture for cultural affairs said that UNESCO and foreign specialists has accepted the proposal of the ministry and it is expected during the current year Japanese specialists and UNESCO carry on archeological investigations and basic repairs in Zuhak city and also establish a museum nearby the statues of Bamyan in which the fallow pieces of the statues along with their history be preserved. 
He stressed that a site museum will also be established on the site where Dr. Tarzi is carrying archeological research. 
He added that as a result of our efforts the Bamyan statues and their surrounding as well as the Jam minaret are enlisted in the world cultural heritage and the Herat city is also a candidate to the list and it is expected that the Balkh province too especially the Nogunbed is enlisted at the world cultural heritage list. 
Agha Khan Foundation with the aid provided by Norway has facilitated electricity for homes surrounding the statues of Bamyan and its ancient sites. 
Also the road of Bamyan-Yakawlang is constructed till the end of this year with the Japanese assistance.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) By reading out the message of President Hamid Karzai, the scientific and research seminar entitled “Ancient sites of Ainak Copper Mines of Logar, Kabul and methods of its transfer of relics in a cultural location” started its work in Kabul yesterday. 
The seminar is initiated by the academy of sciences of Afghanistan for further investigation on ancient sites of Ainak Copper Mine of Logar province. 
It is attended by scientists, scholars, cultural personalities and researchers. 
At the start of the seminar the message of president Karzai was read out by Abdul Bari Rashid chairman of the academy of sciences of Afghanistan that in part reads: 
“Afghanistan is an ancient country with its long history of culture, having left behind civilization eras, and in any part of the country there exist piles of dust indicating the culture and civilization of the ancient people of this land. 
Every year as a result of domestic and foreign archeologists in addition to the recognized areas, new sites are being detected and it adds to the ancient values of the country.” 
Meanwhile the message of ministry of information and culture was read out by Khair Mohammad Khairzada acting director of archeology department. 
The message reads. 
“The ministry of information and culture by understanding the rich contents of the ancient relics of the country especially that of Ainam Copper Mine and Kharwar regions has tried its best to protect and repair the detected relics of that area. 
So in order that relics be preserved and protected, the security organs and scientific institutions, the cultural organs should be their joint efforts take an active part in resolving the problems in this respect. 
Meanwhile, the messages of ministry of mines, Kabul University and Kabul Municipality were presented by their respective representatives. 
Also a brief research report of the international center for Kushanid research was read out at the seminar by Nazar Mohammad Azizi head of that center. 
At the meeting of the yesterday seminar scientific articles were presented by researchers and scholars as well. 
At the end of the seminar a 10-point resolution of the seminar was confirmed that said in part.”
Considering the importance and historic background of ancient sites of the south especially the Kharwar area of Logar, it is necessary that new excavations of Ainak Copper area and historic areas of Kharwar take place and a book about is compiled. 
The new excavations of Ainak Copper Mine area should be published by the media and the seminar article printed.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The message notes that Afghanistan is an ancient country with its long history and culture, having left behind civilization eras, and in any part of the country there exist piles of dust indicating the culture and civilization of the ancient people of this land. 
Every year as a result of domestic and foreign archeologists in addition to the recognized areas, new sites are being detected and it adds to the archeological sites of the country. 
On the south of Kabul city lays the Ainak and Kharwar regions of Logar province where ample historic sites exist that are attracting the attention of the archeologists and very valuable relics have been recovered from those areas. 
The Kushnid research center of academy of sciences of Afghanistan is to be appreciated for initiating the seminar for studying and carrying of research on historical relics in this region. 
I am hopeful that the discussions of this seminar pertaining to that subject will bring about positive results. 
I wish your success, the message concludes.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Qala-i-Naw (BNA) The first-ever internet center and a library free of charge established for usage of youths in the center of Badghis province yesterday.  
Khair Mohammad Amini responsible of the Internet centre said to BNA, this center has been established from the assistance of USAID office which has 25 sets of computers. 
According to the source, the library of this center has been provided with 1500 volumes of books with different titles.
Fifty persons can use from this center in a time. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada