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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh in a visit to Daikundi has informed that cabinet has approved budget for implementation of big national development projects in central provinces of the country.
Leading a government delegation to open some development projects that have been completed in Daikundi, Sarwar Danesh assured the people of the province that all development projects which were underway in Daikundi and other central areas of the country or newly suggested by relevant institutions have been included in the national budget for 1399 fiscal year. “The national budget for 1399 fiscal year has been approved in principle by the cabinet and has been delivered to national assembly to be approved,” Danesh said.
“Before the budget was delivered to national assembly, development projects for central areas were reviewed with head of budget of the finance ministry to address the rest of gaps in the projects,” Danesh said, adding that big national projects have been completed or started in Hazrajat level during the past five years and work on other projects would continue during the coming year.
He enumerated a range of development projects  as Bamyan electricity project, Dara-e-Suf – Yakawolang road, economic and technical survey of the North-South corridor, Dushi-Bamyan road and others which would be implemented in central provinces during the coming years.
Danesh also hinted that work on the construction of East-West corridor, Qarabagh-Jaghori road, a 20 km Espilan road in Waras Ulya, construction of Waras hospital and construction of school and government buildings across Hazarajat was underway.
He stressed that all projects have been approved in national budget for 1399 fiscal year and the coming government was responsible to implement all of them.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a health meeting held late on yesterday, evaluated health situation in the country, and the way of offering health services for the people, a statement from the Presidential Press Office said Monday.
At the meeting attended by the Public Health Minister, the country’s president, emphasizing on budget arrangement of the ministry and the difference on the budget conditions, said in order to offer better health services, there was a need for setting standards and being quick in action, in this field, the statement said.
“Reforms in the provincial health area is not satisfactory.
The health officials should work on a plan that could bring reforms in the health sector,” said the president asking the Ministry of Public Health in present indexes relating to bringing changes in the health sector that requires budget.
“We need managerial systemization in the field of health that could address the available challenges,” the president further said.  A health information system, he also said, should be created and work should be done on health laws, regulations and drafts and the priorities should be specified, the statement quoted him as saying.
The president also said that the Ministry of Public Health should be provided with a road map leading to bringing changes in the general image of health all over the country.” Investors should be encouraged to invest on offering standard health services and health townships should be built as well.”
President Ghani also stressed on the quality of medication and investment in this field and added:  “Reforms in the private sector was essential, while on the humane forces sector a priority.”

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC), the other day approved 52 of up to 89 contracts worth over 8.1 billion afs, a statement from the Presidential Press Office said Monday.
The contracts included construction of road between Baghlan and Bamyan with the length of up to 19, 58 kilometers, belonging to the project of Hindokush road connectivity, relating to the ministry of transportation, contracts on procurement of maintaining consultative services for controlling Afghanistan airspace relating to the same ministry and many other related contracts, according to the statement.
The country’s president instructed the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Urban development and Lands and the Kabul Municipality to investigate the state-run properties within 6 months and report to the Presidential High Office, the statement quoted.
In addition, demand for the cancelation of procurement process of consultative services for maintenance of work on the Kabul-Logar with the length of seven kilometers, belonging to the ministry of transport was also approved by the commission, the statement added.
The president insisted that no delay for the full implementation of the projects was acceptable as the country’s citizens were waiting for the completely applying of the projects by the responsible organs in the country.  The meeting was also attended by representatives for the national and international overseers, including representatives from the Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA), SIGAR, and representatives of the USAID, said the statement.

Tuesday, November (BNA) Chief Executive of the National Unity Government, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting with the UN Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamanoto and a number of foreign countries ambassador said he supports women presence and representation in the peace negotiations, a statement from the CE office said Monday.  At the meeting which was mostly held on the peace talks with the government armed opposition, the UN Special Representative and the ambassadors of Britain, Finland and Sweden demanded the CE to support women representation in the China’s hosted upcoming intra-Afghan dialogue, as according to them the number of women representatives have been very low.  Welcoming their suggestion, the CE thanked their plan and suggestions for the empowerment of Afghan women and said he supported women representation and presence in the upcoming peace process, said the statement.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Muhib, the National Security Council (NSC) meeting was held to discuss roadblocks placed outside building in Kabul city.
In the meeting, particularly governor of Kabul and security officials were asked to prepare their plans for removing all security walls that have blocked roads and streets in Kabul city and implement the plans as soon as possible.
The meeting also discussed traffic jam and bus stops problems in Kabul city and Kabul mayor was talked to prepare an alternative plan and implement it at the soonest possible time.
National Security Advisor asked members of the meeting to pay attention to public security and keeping the city clean.
He also called for arrangements to take steps for facilitating citizens’ movement in the city.
The meeting also discussed security situation of various provinces of the country particularly insecure provinces.
In the meeting, National Security Advisor stressed on the imperative of expanding security operations in areas where the eney had been suppressed.  Security chiefs informed the NSA meeting that plans had been put in place and work was underway to implement them.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi, the meeting of commission for reviewing media-related violations and complaints was held yesterday.
In the meeting, members of the commission reviewed four media related violations and complaints and made decision on each of them.
Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi said that media related complaints and violations should be precisely and fully reviewed, adding that overall understanding could be the best way to address the complaints and violations.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 08:37

Armed Terrorists Killed in Kandahar Raid

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) Eleven armed terrorists were killed in an air raid conducted by security forces in Kandahar province last night.
Atal army corps official told BNA, the terrorists were suppressed in outskirt of Marof District.
Eleven terrorists were killed and a hideout of them and numerous of weapons were destroyed in the raid, he added.
T. Yarzada


Tuesday, 19 November 2019 08:37

Eight ISIS Fighters Killed in NATO Drone Raid

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Jalalabad (BNA) Eight ISIS loyalists were killed by NATO drone raid in Nangarhar province yesterday.
Police press office of Nangarhar told BNA, the fighters were killed by NATO drone raid while planning destructive activities on their strongholds in Achen District.
Eight ISIS fighters were killed and number of others have been injured in the raid.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA)The national defense ministry reported from killing of 31 armed oppositions in various provinces of the country.
National defense ministry with releasing of a statement told BNA, the security and defense forces conducting several clearing operations in Nangarhar, Paktia, Paktika, Helmand , Logar , Kandahar , Faryab and Jawzjan provinces killed 31 armed oppositions and wounded two others.
Numerous of heavy and light weapons, several hideouts of the terrorists and numerous of explosives and vehicles have been destroyed.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 08:36

Taliban Assailants Killed in Helmand Clash

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Lashkargah (BNA) Six Taliban assailants were killed in a clash by police in Helmand province last night.
The fighters were killed in Gamsir district.
ANA senior commander in Atal army corps in south of the country told BNA, six Taliban were killed in the clash.
The insurgents were suppressed while wanted to storm on a convoy of security forces.
It is said that no harm and casualties incurred to security forces and civilians.
Another report says, police of Helmand with discovering of eight mines prevented from a series of blasts.
No one has been detained in the connection of the failed mine planting.
T. Yarzada

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