28 October 2020

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Monday, October 19, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Several urban development projects in Nangarhar were completed and put into exploitation.
These projects include the construction and concreting of a road with a length of more than six hundred meters on both sides of the reputation, one kilometer of citation wall, dozens of bridges in Jalalabad city.
Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, told BNA that the projects were built with the aim of developing Jalalabad city at a cost of 25 million Afghanis from the Citizenship Covenant program.
With the opening of these projects, along with urban development, some of the social problems of the citizens of Jalalabad will be solved.
T. Yarzada

 

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The cult photo 'Afghan Girl,' taken by Steve McCurry, has sold for over PLN 283,000 (EUR 62,000). As such, it becomes the most expensive photograph sold at auction in Poland, according to DESA Unicum, a Polish auction house.
The portrait of a green-eyed Afghan girl, hailed as the Mona Lisa of the 21st century, is on view at the "Collector's Photography" exhibition at DESA Unicum.
Steve McCurry’s photograph actually became an icon on the day of its publication. It was taken in 1984, when the American photojournalist, commissioned by 'National Geographic' magazine, arrived at an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan.
The portrait of the green-eyed girl has become one of the most recognizable covers in the world. This image was not just a breakthrough in contemporary documentary photography, but thanks to it, the whole world became interested, once again, in the political and economic situation in Afghanistan.
The green-eyed girl is known as Sharbat Gula in Afghanistan. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Sharbat Gula, along with her family, at the Presidential Palace in November of 2016, after she was deported by Pakistani government.

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, First Vice President Amrullah Saleh and other high-ranking officials on Thursday morning attended the funeral ceremony of eight Afghan Air Force pilots and personnel that lost their lives in two helicopter collision in southern Helmand province the other day
The Afghan Air Forces service members were martyred in Helmand in the early hours of Wednesday morning when two military helicopters collided.
President Ghani and VP Saleh commended the dedication and commitment of those martyred and said “government will always support families of the martyrs”.
Referring to the recent incident in Helmand, the President said that the martyrs of this incident were the guardians of the country and all the people, and the whole nation was proud of them.
The two helicopters had reportedly dropped off reinforcement troops in the embattled province and were evacuating wounded soldiers when they collided.
The Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday that helicopters had crashed due to “technical issues” while taking off but that the incident was under investigation.

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Construction of fourteen water supply networks in Nangarhar began yesterday.
According to BNA, the Nangarhar Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department will build these water supply networks in the next three months at a cost of more than 17 million Afghanis with the assistance of Swedish Committee in remote areas of Goshta District of the province.
With the construction of these networks, more than three thousand families will have access to drinking water.
T. Yarzada

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