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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Kabul (BNA) 11th round of excavations in Logar’s Mes Aynak archaeological sites has been officially begun by deputy minister of culture and art for ministry of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasul Bawary.
In a ceremony held on this occasion yesterday in Mes Aynak historical sites in Logar with participation of provincial governor Mohammad Anwar Khan Ishaqzai, head of provincial council, directors of the MoIC and MoMP, first head of excavations project of Mes Aynak Khair Mohammad Khairzada briefed related to works and achievements of the projects, saying that more than 10500 historical movable and immovable relics have been discovered from Mes Aynak historical and archeological sites and nearly 3,000 movable relics have been submitted to national museum after maintenance and repairing.
Meanwhile, deputy minister of culture and art for ministry of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasul Bawary spoke and added that opening ceremony of excavations in the respective historic sites was held every year to recall of past years’ achievements, introduce the historic site and Mes Aynak mine to the world and praise hard works of Afghan archaeologists and security forces.
Bawary further said that Mes Aynak historical sites was one of the biggest historic sites in the country, asking local officials and the people to cooperate in implementation of the project.
Afterwards, governor of Logar Mohammad Anwar Ishaqzai spoke and considered the respective site as sign of national identification.
It is worth mentioning that Mes Aynak is a site 40 km southeast of Kabul, located in a barren region of Logar Province.  The site contains the world’s largest copper deposit, which is major revenue source for Afghanistan.  Aynak is of historical, cultural and spiritual importance to Afghans with more than 2000 year history.
 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Kabul (BNA)The acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, in a meeting with a number of youth of the civil and cultural institutions, hailing from the capital and some provinces of the country, heard their complaints and suggestions, BNA reported Monday.
Representing others, a number of youth from the civil and cultural unions and organizations shared their problems and demands about education opportunity and work, with the acting minister and noted the lack of planning in the Deputy to the Youth affairs of the ministry, according to the agency.  Meantime, Ms. Hasina Safi spoke about the government achievements of providing work opportunities for the youths in most of the government offices and said the government had special attention to them and they would be a future priority as well.
Pointing to the youth affairs deputy ministry, Ms. Safi said the policy of the youth would be revised and the youth as a whole have to share their opinions, suggestions and plans for the enrichment of the policy.
 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Kabul (BNA)  Advisor to the Country’s National Security, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, during the last day of his trip to the western province of Herat, met with a number of youth and civil society activists and discussed peace, security and other related issues, according to a statement from the NSA office, Monday.
According to the statement, issues related to growing kidnapping and terror have also been discussed at the meeting and the participants asked the government to pay attention in this field.
Thanking the youths and the civil society activists for their support to the government plans including the holding of the Advisory Loya Jirga, the National Security Advisor, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib assured them to assign a special squad to overcome the threats of organize crimes, terror, murder and kidnapping in the province, said the statement.
“We will never return back and will never allow the country’s several decade’s achievements victimized,” the advisor assured, as quoted by the statement.
He said whoever want to insecure the country, would be treated as a terrorist and that Afghanistan wanted a grand regional consensus for the country’s stability, the statement said.
 

Tuesday April 23, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in his visit to the Eidgah Masjid praised all those working for reconstruction of the mosque yesterday. “It is my pleasure that our National Hero Ghazi Amanullah Khan declared the independence of the country from this site and reconstruction of this historic Masjid delivers a clear message of evolution and continuity to countrymen,” the country’s President said, adding that continuity means that our Islamic and historic values will continue, while evolution means whatever destroyed, will be rebuilt in a better way. President Ghani also praised all those working in reconstruction of the Masjid, instruction Capital Regional Independent Development Authority (CRIDA) to appreciate those that have worked hard in reconstruction process of the Masjid.
 

Tuesday April 23, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The 186th meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) presided by H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani; the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; was held on Sunday evening; April 21st, 2019 at the Presidential Palace. At this meeting; 19 procurement contracts were reviewed; which resulted in approval of 13 contracts worth more than 20 Million USD (Over 1.5 billion Afghanis) by NPC; which include the following:
- The contract for construction of remaining part of 40-meter road of Dasht-e-Barchi to Kandahar Road; with 3.79 KM long in 13th district of Kabu; related to the Kabul Municipality,
- The contract for remaining construction of 100-bed Hospital of Ghazni Province related; to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH),
- The contract for construction of a concrete-iron bridge with 300 Meters long through Zaranj to Kanak district of Sarshila area of Nimroz Province, - The contract for procurement and installation of gabion required for flood prevention in 34 Provinces; related to Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW),
- The contract for procurement of (Cisco Fire Wall); related to Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT);
- The consultancy contract for training and capacity building of Da Afghanistan Brekhna Sherkat (DABS),
- The contract for procurement of 21 types of fresh fruit required by Operation and National Development Support Authority of the President Office,
- The contract modification (Cost extension) of second phase of the contract for water distribution network of Aibak City of Samangan Province; related to the Afghanistan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Corporation (AUWSSC);
- The contract for security consolidation of new complex of Ministry of Justice (MOJ), in Darul Aman area; related to (MoJ);
- The 15% modification in time of the contract (Time extension with increase in Cost) of top up scratch cards contract utilized in year 1397 of fiscal year contracts of 1398; related to Ministry of Defense (MoD);
- 25% of the contract for procurement of high quality domestic oil; related to MoD was conditionally approved;
- The contract for maintenance of water supply and canalization system; related to Ministry of Interior (MoI) was extended for nine months;
- Time extension with increase in cost of water distribution and electricity contract for nine months; related to MoI; During the discussion on the project for procurement of high quality domestic oil required by MoD; the Ministries of Industry and Commerce and Economy (MoEC) were assigned; to provide a comprehensive plan for the remaining parts of this project to NPC. Moreover; discussing on maintenance of water distribution and canalization system; related to MoI; H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan entrusted MoI to arrange a clear schedule and a tripartite agreement on the mentioned projects and present it to NPC. Subsequently; the Ministry of Interior's request to re-new the threshold authorization of award authority of MoI on request for quotation method after comprehensive discussions was approved by NPC. At the meeting; the National Procurement Authority presented a note distribution of food coupon to the heirs of the martyrs of security forces and victims of terroristic attacks; which was approved by NPC. Pertaining this note; H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani; the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; stated that for time being; all districts of five central provinces to be included in this process. At this meeting; the attestation of consultancy service and skill assessment project in Afghanistan; related to the technical and vocational education and training authority and report of the in charge committee on the status of nine contracts for extraction of Marble mines of Herat Province; related to the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum; was returned by NPC. During the discussion on status of nine contracts for extraction of Marble Mines of Herat Province; the Ministry of Economy and Industries and Commerce were assigned to comprehensively review the projects and report it to the NPC. During the discussion on attestation of consultancy service and skill assessment project in Afghanistan; the Ministries of Finance (MoF) and Foreign Affairs (MoFA) were entrusted to meet International Labor Organization (ILO) officials and present their negotiation report to NPC. In addition; a report of Ministry of Mines and Petroleum on Nawraba and Samati Gold mines in Takhar Province was presented to the NPC; which after a comprehensive discussion; request on termination of the contract of the mentioned mines was approved by NPC. Consequently; the request on correction of the contract`s duration of the project for asphalt pavement of the road with 22.24 KM in Hairatan city of Kaldar district of Balkh Province; related to Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD); was also approved by NPC. In this meeting; beside the NPC members, the officials of National Procurement Authority, the national and international observers including the Finance, Budget and National Economy Commissions of the Parliament (Mashrano Jirga & Wolasi Jirga),the Integrity Watch Afghanistan(IWA), the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), and Combined Security Transition Command (CSTC-A) of the Resolute Support, had also participated.
 

Tuesday April 23, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of national defense reported that India has assisted 100 wheelchairs to Afghan National Army displaced personnel.
According to MoD press office stated BNA, the Afghan national army personnel lost their body parts during counter-terrorism in battlefields.
The statement added, by presence of India ambassador to Kabul 18 vehicles have been distributed to Afghan national army disabled personnel.
It is supposed that the remainders vehicles will be distributed to Afghan national army disabled personnel in near future.
Acting minister of defense during the ceremony appreciated assists of India in fields of education and equipping Afghan national army and called India a longstanding friend of people and government of Afghanistan.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 05:12

Seminary School Established in Logar

Monday, April 22, 2019

Pul-e-Alam (BNA) A seminary school named Bibi Zainab was established in Syeed Hosain region, Pul-e-Alam city yesterday.
A function was held for this purpose in Pul-e-Alam city, Abdul Wakil Klewal education head of Logar told BNA correspondent, in effect of frequent appetite of people and approval of Islamic Teaching Institution of education ministry, the seminary school was established in the frame of education office of Logar province, and there are more than 200 male and female students in that religious education.
There are 29 seminary schools and guardians in Logar province, in which more than 3000 students are trained.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday April 22, 2019

AIBAK CITY (BNA) At least seven miners have lost their lives following spreading mittan gas inside a coal mine in northern Samangan province.
Ahmad Ali Hassani district governor of Dara Souf Bala told BNA reporter, the miners were involved on extracting coal in Dahana Toor mine in Dara Souf Bala district of the province.
30 miners were involved on extracting coal inside the mine that 23 miners have been rescued by people, Hassani added.
The miners were residents of Sar-e-Pul, Samangan and Balkh provinces, which their bodies submitted to their families.
It was supposed coal mines have been closed due to substandard, but powerful people didn’t forbid the decision.
At least, 24 miners have been lost their lives and four more were injured due to spreading mitten gas inside a mine in the province last year.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday April 22, 2019

PUL-E-KHUMRI CITY (BNA) By implementing development projects environmental problems of 70% residents have been solved in northern Baghlan province.
Mohammad Ishaq Ghanizada head of development council in Jelga district told BNA reporter, implementing development projects have solved problems of 70% residents in all districts and Pul-e-Khumri city the provincial capital of the province.
Eng. Awal Khan head of rural rehabilitation and development department told, 68 development projects have been completed with a cost of 911 million Afghanis during the current year in Baghlan province and the construction works of 153 projects ongoing in three parts in different parts of the province now.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Ghzni (BNA) Ten prisoners were freed from Taliban grip in an operation conducted by commando forces in Ghazni province last night.
Mohammad Aref Noori spokesman for Ghazni governor told BNA, the commando forces released the prisoners in a clearing operation which was conducted on Taliban jail in outskirt of Qarabagh district.
Nine insurgents were killed and five others have been arrested in the operation, said Noori.
T. Yarzada
 

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