Thursday September 26, 2013
Kabul (BNA) September 27, the World Tourism Day marked across the world.
88 years ago, on Sep. 27, 1925 simultaneously with the celebration of the throughout tourists union the World Tourism Day was established in the Netherlands capital with the first general assembly was held in Spain in 1975, following which the office officially was opened in Madrid in 1976.
According to the statistics, the World Tourism Day is being marked by more than 150 countries and related 300 private institutions. The festivals were celebrated by holding music concerts, scientific and literary seminars and meetings.
There are different types of tours being held around the world such as recreational, business, visiting, scientific, research, cultural, natural etc through them, tourists could be provided proper opportunities for investment, development in the world.
Millions of people are annually engaged in tourism with billions of USD receiving throughout the countries with most tourist sites.
The Arabic country receives the high amount from receives the high amount from both tourism and holy religious sites, with the tourism industry forming the income of the country after oil with heavy incomes.
Millions of Muslims around the world are storming to Haj pilgrimage in the great city of Makka, where they perform the sacred religious teachings.
But, in Afghanistan the tourism industry was established in 1337, with a tourism institution being created and gained membership of the world tourism day in 1344 and till 1356 despites lack of modern transportation routes, the industry could advance attracting thousands of tourists around the world gaining millions of Afghanis.
After 1357, the industry completely collapsed, with the country losing the best income resource.
But the end of 1383, with the creation of the Afghan Tour and Garzandoy departments, within the Ministry of Information and Culture, the tourism industry could relatively develop driving attention from large number of tourists from the world.
The country with various historical and tourist sites such as Band-e- Amir, ancient Ghulghual city, huge statues of Buddha in Bamyan province, Silk Road and tens of historical sites in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, Jam Minaret in Ghor, ancient minarets and congregational mosques in Herat, historical relics in Ghzani, scenic site in Wakhan of Badakhshan etc, is a rich tourist country in the world.
Tourists are visiting scenic sites of Afghanistan, some from the European countries, with mostly from the regional countries such as Uzbekistan, China and Japan deeply focusing on the historical sites of the country.
Wednesday September 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan will be host to the World Nawruz Festivals in 1393 (2014) and preparations for this purpose is worked out by the assigned commission.
The meeting was chaired by Minister of Higher Education Obaidullah Obaid at Tepa-e- Paghman, Deputy Ministers of Information and Culture, Education, Public Work, Urban Development, Frontier and Tribal Affairs and some representatives of some other Ministries while briefing the participants, presented their views and proposals on this t regard.
At the same time the participants of the meeting discussed the site for holding Nawruz Festivals, and introducing Afghanistan by holding exhibition, recreation programs, and other activities that would be consider for the purpose.
The members of the commission also visited and assessed the construction work of buildings on Tepa –e-Paghman (Paghman Hill).
It should be said the Presidents of the countries who attended in Nawruz Festivals in 1392 held in Ishqabad decided the Nawruz International Festivals in 1393 should be held in Afghanistan.
The Afghan government has assigned a commission composed of Ministers of Education, Higher Education and Deputy Ministers of Information and Culture, Agriculture and Irrigation, Urban Development, and Kabul Municipality and Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Frontier and Tribal Affairs and Public Health to prepare Tepa-e- Paghman for celebration of Nawruz Festivals which has over three thousand years background. The Festivals are hold in the first day of the New Year (21 of March) every year in countries of South-West Asia, Central Asia, Caucasus, Indian sub-continent and Balkan regions.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, Minister of Information and Culture laid the foundation stone of the tourism institute building in Pulicharkhi area, Kabul.
The institute covers 364 sqm close to power station of Pulicharkhi.
The total cost of the project according to Eng. Feruzi, head of the observation department of the institute is over two million US dollars which will be paid from the budget of the Ministry of Information and Culture. The building will be built in three stories which will have 15 rooms and other necessary attachments.
Dr. Raheen talking on the importance of tourism said that Afghanistan can attract tourists by utilizing of its historic and natural sceneries and can earn considerable income.
He added that on the basis of calculations in future Afghanistan can earn between five to seven billions US dollars from the tourism industry however regrettable factors like insecurity caused this industry to be weakened in Afghanistan.
He added that when tourism is revived in Afghanistan we need to have the youth to have professional skills in this sphere and this institute has been established to meet these purposes.
He also thanked the commander of the 012 unit who is cooperating with the Ministry in preserving the historical relics and monuments.
Nabi Farahi, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture also spoke at the ceremony saying the Afghans hospitality, domestic products, it’s delicious fruits considerably impact tourism industry in this country.
The institute after completion will attract 12 grade students for two years and the curriculum of the institute will be prepared with the cooperation of Higher Education and Education Ministries.
Wednesday September 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA)Honorable Hazart Sabghatullah Mujadidi the most prestigious and honorable figure of the country rejects accusation against Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture.
This prominent Jehadi figure and religious scholar at the end of his speech on life and personality of Imam Azam’s seminar said, may God success Dr. Raheen to hold such meetings. Our people have the right to have these kind meetings.
Although, he performs such beneficial works, but regretfully still some self-interested people accusing of the embezzlement of one million dollars. O that! He has no the bravery to embezzle one million dollars.
Dr. Raheen lives in simple and ordinary life, he is not like others who have several buildings in Kabul and abroad. Oh, brother! Dr. Raheen never doses such works.