24 March 2017

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Monday, March 6, 2017
Kabul (BNA) with completion of 76 welfare projects of national solidarity program (NSP), number of people were benefited from conveniences of the projects yesterday.
According to information and public relation department of rural rehabilitation and development ministry to BNA, the work of the projects have been completed and put to public use in some districts and center of Pakita at the cost of 36667,000 Afghanis.
The projects consist, repairing of irrigational canals, potable water network, retaining wall, social center and clearing of canals. 

Sunday March 5, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In fact, spring is a plantation season to protect environment of negative impacts imposed by climate changes natural disasters. Annually, to beautify the environment, the tree plantation campaigns are begun in the center and other provinces of the country. Tree plantation plays a significant role in environment protection and beautification of the earth. Ghulam Nabi Sarfaraz, head of Badakhshan environment protection department told that National Environment Protection Agency is a government related entity which makes effort to plant saplings in all provinces of the country in order to beautify the environment, protect wildlife and attract the tourists. He added that as you know, spring is a good season for greenery and tree plantations. To improve tree plantation culture, Badakhshan civil and greenery committee encourages the elders and local people in this respect, he went on to say. Earlier, we held a meeting with agriculture department of Badakhshan and they showed their readiness in this regard, he further said. Fortunately, the department has 20000 unproductive saplings and efforts are underway to implement our program in the province, he continued.  Sapling plantation has lots of benefits, through which the wildlife would be protected and it can help decrease the environment pollution, he said, adding we will do our best to fulfil our goal.
Badakhshan is a mountainous province with beautiful natural views, where is home for different types of birds and animals, particularly rare snow leopards and Marco polo deer that are very popular in the world, he added. Mr. Sarferaz asked the government to cooperate with them in ensuring security of some turbulent areas, in order they can easily implement their programs all-over the province. The environment protection is key for survival. Wellness of the environment directly relates to the wellness and health in human-beings and every other species. In addition, the environment provides remarkable beauty. Actually, any harmful alteration to the components of the environment brings adverse impacts across all species. For instance, destruction of trees would lead to the accumulation of toxic gases and a shortage of oxygen in the air. As a result, protection against harmful rays of the sun would be disabled, causing uncontrolled temperatures and adverse health effects. Local environmentalists believe decades of war and smuggling have caused irreparable damage to forests across the country. Allah Almighty has interconnected the lives of human beings with plants. Plants live off the soil while humans and animals off plants. If agriculture of plants and plantation of trees are eradicated, life itself would be put in peril. The people must realize that with tree plantation, they would be following the practical footsteps of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and showing appreciation for the blessing of Allah Almighty by developing the earth and protecting the environment.
Karima Malikzada
 

Saturday March 4, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The ministry of urban development and housing has taken responsibility of government reconstruction projects. Nilofar Langar, the spokesperson to the ministry said that transferring projects have not been done on agreement, but based on presidential decree.
It has been mentioned in the decree that except three security entities, all ministries should transfer their housing and reconstruction projects to the ministry of urban development, aims to lead the country toward professionalism and any organ’s working programs to be specified, she further said.
For instance, if the ministry of education gets involved in reconstruction of schools, then its main task will be forgotten. Thus, to clarify any ministry’s function, the ministry of urban development is the only professional entity in the field of reconstruction in the country, she added.
The successes obtained by the ministry of urban development in this field, have been the reason why the reconstruction projects have been transferred to it, she went on to say.
The ministry is moving toward a bright way in order to win the trust of people, government and the international community, she continued.
On dwelling problem, the ministry of urban development is making effort to build residential townships in consider with the country’s population so to tackle the people problems in this regard, she pointed out.
She believes her ministry could have drawn the international community’s support, as Qatar is expected to inaugurate a housing project which includes 1000 residential units. Likewise, 10,000 residential units are expected to be built by China, part of which in Kabul and the rest in other provinces of the country, she added. Currently, two phases of the project which includes more than 2500 apartments have been planned in Kabul and are ready to come into effect, she said. On 1396 plans, she said the ministry in cooperation with the World Bank have arranged the Housing National Program aims to win the people and government trust.
On construction of Afghanistan’s historical sites, she said the ministry have already started work on Darul Aman Palace which fortunately, its first phase has been completed and the second phase has been inaugurated. All the country’s historical sites will be built by the ministry of urban development and the plans in this regard have been completed at some extent, she added. Reconstruction of Darul Aman Palace is a four-year project, but we plan to complete its work on 100th independence anniversary day, she added. Therefore, we are making effort to soon complete the reconstruction project of the palace so to magnificently celebrate the day, she said.
Shukria Kohistani
 

Saturday March 4, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani provided funds for treatment of a Tala Barafak Mine injury, said Bakhatar News Agency the other day.
Mohammad Hanif who was a mine worker in Tala Barfak district of Baghlan province, sustained wounds from terrorists has been hospitalized in Ghazi Amanullah Khan Hospital, where the president donated up to 250,000 Afghanis to be treated in India. The decision comes after an open letter sent by the worker’s wife to the president asking for treating her husband in one of the foreign countries hospitals, said the BNA. The president also instructed his health advisor to follow the process of his treatment in the friendly country, according to the agency.
 

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