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Nangarhar poultry farm industry growing despite problems

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Jul 25, 2017 - 01:11
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The establishment of around 2,500 poultry farms in eastern Nangarhar provinces has met domestic need and generated thousands of jobs for people. However, the farm owners complain the government is paying no attention to their...
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Delay in launch of solar power project sparks resentment

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Jul 22, 2017 - 16:00
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Land has been acquired and cable stretched as part of a 10-megawatt solar power project in southern Kandahar province, but the donor stopped work on the plant’s installation in winter. Residents of Kandahar complain of the...
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Gold prices up, flour down in Kabul

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Jul 22, 2017 - 12:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of gold edged up while that of Kazakhstani flour dropped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday. Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of a 50-kg Kazakhstani...
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Indian traders want trade with Afghans expanded

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Jul 19, 2017 - 16:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indo-Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry director Kanwarjit Bajaj has met the Afghan envoy to India and discussed with him the trade body’s background and future activities, a media report said Wednesday. The meeting between...
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Ghani vows to transform Afghanistn into big exporter

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Jul 19, 2017 - 11:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has promised facilitating the export of Afghanistan’s fruits to different cities of India and giving traders access to the international market for fresh fruits. The president held out the promise during a...
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Fruit traders seek access to world’s markets

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Jul 19, 2017 - 00:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fruit traders in capital Kabul on Tuesday attended a protest gathering against what they called ‘lack of access’ to international markets for their products.
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Afghanistan signs up to WCO Arusha Declaration

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Jul 16, 2017 - 19:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Sunday pledged commitment to the Arusha Convention of World Customs Organization (WCO) aimed at good governance and customs modernization, a statement from the ministry said. The Ministry of Finance...
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Batikot district set to produce kinnow this season

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Jul 16, 2017 - 11:49
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Agriculture officials in eastern Nangarhar province have predicted a 10 percent surge in kinnow production this year. Kinnow farms have been established over 1,500 acres of land of the canalisation department, which is set to...
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Flour price down, ghee up in Kabul

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Jul 15, 2017 - 12:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of flour has dipped while that of ghee increased during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market source said Saturday. Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of 50 kilograms of...
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Trade activities through Torgondai rail track soon: President

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Jul 14, 2017 - 15:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said Afghanistan would be soon connected to Europe thought Torgondai-Turkmenistan railroad, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Friday. The president said Afghanistan connectivity with...
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Samangan revenue increases by 18pc

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Jul 13, 2017 - 08:28
AIBAK (Pajhwok): The revenue of central Samangan province has increased by 18 percent during the first six months of the ongoing year compared to the corresponding period the previous year, an official said on Thursday. Mohammad Daud Kalaqyar,...
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WB to help Afghanistan alleviate poverty with new grants

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Jul 12, 2017 - 18:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Finance on Wednesday signed a financing package of $482.3 million in grants with the World Bank to help the country alleviate poverty. The singing signaled a long-term commitment by both parties to Afghanistan’s and...
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Amid increasing sales, Takhar shoemakers demand facilities

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Jul 10, 2017 - 17:52
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Shoe manufacturers in northern Takhar province say their sales have recently increased but they need tools to improve their business. Many families in the provincial capital, Taloqan, and other areas have long been associated with...
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JCMB’s 20th meeting to discuss Afghan gains on Sunday

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Jul 08, 2017 - 20:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan will lay out recent successes in moving on the road to self-sufficiency in a conference in Kabul tomorrow, 9th of July, a statement from the Ministry of Finance (MoF) said on Saturday. Co-chaired by Finance Minister...
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Gold and sugar down, flour up in Kabul

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Jul 08, 2017 - 13:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of gold, sugar and ghee edged down and that of flour increased during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said on Saturday. Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of a 49...
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Shops being build on land wrested back from strongmen

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Jul 07, 2017 - 15:24
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Twenty-seven shops worth one hundred thousand dollars are being constructed on state-owned land that has been wrested back from local strongmen after 16 years of encroachment.
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Work on Afghan section of TAPI to begin within a year

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Jul 07, 2017 - 12:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): Turkmenistan says it is all set to build the Afghan section of a major gas pipeline worth billions of dollars, according to a Turkmen media report. Muhummet Murat Amanov, chairman of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI...
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40 fish breading farms being built in Uruzgan

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Jul 05, 2017 - 22:21
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Work on establishing 40 fish-breading arms was launched in the capital of central Uruzgan province on Wednesday. Governor Mohammad Nazir Kharotai told the 17 million afghanis pisciculture project’s inauguration ceremony in...
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Afghan-India air corridor effective, economical: Traders

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Jul 05, 2017 - 00:14
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Fresh and dried fruits businessmen in southern Kandahr province say trade through the air corridor with India is “inexpensive” and “easy.” The traders seek continuation of the air corridor between India and Afghanistan, but...
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Important Afghan-Pakistan trade route reopens

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Jul 03, 2017 - 11:36
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Ghulam Khan trade route between Afghanistan and Pakistan, closed during a military offensive in the tribal region of North Waziristan, reopened on Monday, officials said. Pakistan Customs, Immigration Wing of the Federal...
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