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Afghanistan looks to India's 'smart citiy' as war-torn country gets the development bug

Afghanistan looks to India's 'smart citiy' as war-torn country gets the development bug
(MAIL online India, July 5, 2014)
For Afghanistan, India remains a model on many counts. Now the strife-torn country is looking to Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh's new capital city, as a model for planning Kabul New City. …With the assistance of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Afghanistan is going ahead with building Kabul New City

Projects on to boost Bamyan crop yield

Projects on to boost Bamyan crop yield
(Pajhwok, May 28, 2014)
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of hectares of land in central Bamyan province will come under cultivation with the completion of dozens of ongoing development projects, an official said on Wednesday. …The projects, he added, were being funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Agha Khan Development Network.

Air pollution decreased in Kabul: Mayor
(Afghanistan Times, April 15, 2014)
Air pollution decreased in Kabul: Mayor (Afghanistan Times)  KABUL: Mayor of the capital city on Wednesday said that amount of pollutants in per square metter has decreased to 152 micrograms this year as compared to 350 mg in 2009. … Kabul Mayor said the project would be implemented through Kabul Solidarity Program and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Graveling of the 3.4 kilometer long streets would take five months to complete.

Afghan-Japan Communicable Disease Hospital inaugurated in Kabul, in the Darul Aman area

Afghan-Japan Communicable Disease Hospital inaugurated in Kabul, in the Darul Aman area
(Ministry of Public Health, January 18, 2014)
The official inaugural ceremony of Afghan-Japan Communicable Disease Hospital in the Darul Aman area took place on January 18, 2014 with the participation of H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, Minister of Public Health and H.E. Mr. Takao Makino, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan.

$50m projects executed at Kabul airport

$50m projects executed at Kabul airport
(Pajhwok Afghan News, December 25, 2013)
Two separate Tokyo-funded projects, costing $50 million, have been completed at the Kabul International Airport, the Japanese embassy said on Wednesday.

Japan's scholarships for Afghan students

Japan's scholarships for Afghan students
(Pajhwok Afghan News, June 27, 2012)
Japan has pledged to grant 500 scholarships to Afghan students who wish to pursue higher education in various educational fields in the country, the Presidential Palace said on Thursday.

Solar energy antenna installed at Kabul airport

Solar energy antenna installed at Kabul airport
(Pajhwok Afghan News, December 11, 2011)
A solar energy system worth $6.8 million (329,868,000 afghanis) was donated by Japan to the Kabul International Airport on Sunday. The solar energy antenna donated to the airport had the capability of providing 250 kilowatts electricity, Japan's Ambassador to Afghanistan said. Reiichiro Takahashi told a ceremony in Kabul the antenna would provide 30 percent of the electricity needed by the airport terminal.

JICA starts new technical cooperation projects for improving health in Afghanistan

JICA starts new technical cooperation projects for improving health in Afghanistan
(Government report, August 23, 2009)
Through the implementation of phase I project, NTP has developed its capacity and achieved certain progress in TB control. DOTS coverage has been increased up to 100 % and the number of laboratories for sputum smear examinations has been increased from 202 in 2004 to more than 500 in 2007, resulting in increased case detection rate of new smear positive up to 70% in 2007.

Inauguration of the soil testing laboratory installed in Badam Bagh researching farm

Inauguration of the soil testing laboratory installed in Badam Bagh researching farm
(Pajhwok Afghan News, June 20, 2009)
Deputy Agriculture, water and irrigation minister Salem Kunduzi and Senichi Kimura, country director of Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) inaugurate the soil testing laboratory installed in Badam Bagh researching farm here in Kabul on Saturday. PAJHWOK/Nilab Habibi

Sharp rise in rice production in eastern province

Sharp rise in rice production in eastern province
(IRIN, January 27, 2009)
"This year's rice production will not only contribute to the reduction of food-insecurity among rural households but will also ease food prices in local markets," Mohammad Hussain Sapai, Nangarhar's director of agriculture, told IRIN.

Karzai opens Kabul air terminal

Karzai opens Kabul air terminal
(BBC, November 7, 2008)
Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai has inaugurated a new terminal at Kabul airport as part of efforts to rebuild the country after decades of conflict.

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