Kabul, Afghanistan – Today, the United States will contribute an additional $30 million to help the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) provide food and nutrition assistance to 3.7 million food-insecure Afghans.
The contribution by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is part of an ongoing international effort to improve food security and nutrition for Afghans, particularly natural-disaster victims, the internally displaced and those living in chronic poverty.
Kabul, Afghanistan | – The officials from the Afghan Power Utility company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkaat (DABS) signed five contracts with the total value of $151.2 million at the Ministry of Finance today. Those contracts include the construction of a high voltage transmission line between Arghandi and Ghazni, construction of two substations in Sayadabad and Ghazni, construction oversight, technical support to improve DABS financial and corporate management, and the installation of software to enable DABS to better manage their operations.
Kabul, Afghanistan | – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed $105 million to the Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund (AITF) to date. Established in 2010, the AITF is a multi-donor trust fund administered by the Asian Development Bank to coordinate donor assistance for infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. The U.S. Government is one of the largest contributors to the AITF, with $417.6 million planned for energy infrastructure.
Balkh, Afghanistan – Representatives of dozens of regional businesses and assistance groups met on Tuesday at an India-Afghanistan trade fair in the northern Afghan Province of Balkh.
More than 600 participants attended the exhibition, where 24 Indian and 25 Afghan companies and individual developers showcased innovations.
Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will release $15 million to the Afghan government from the U.S. - Afghan Incentive Fund in recognition of progress on the commitment it made to develop a provincial budgeting policy, as part of the country’s Tokyo Conference commitments.
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Afghan companies signed contracts worth more than $8 million for the country’s high-quality agricultural produce with international buyers during the five days of the Gulfood Exhibition in Dubai.
Gulfood was held from Feb. 23-27 at the Dubai World Trade Center. It is the world’s biggest annual food exhibition with 4,500 exhibitors and tens of thousands of buyers and visitors attending.
Twenty-one Afghan traders, almost half Afghan businesswomen, displayed pomegranates, juices, apples, saffron, dried fruit, and nuts at the event.
Kabul, Afghanistan – Organic pomegranates, apples, saffron, melons, dried fruit, and nuts produced by more than 20 Afghan companies were on display on Sunday in Dubai, as the Middle East’s biggest annual food exhibition opened its doors.
The Gulfood exhibition, which runs from Feb. 23 through 27, showcases businesses and products in the food, drink, food services and hospitality industries. Gulfood was founded 27 years ago and attracted 4,000 companies and more than 77,000 attendees in 2013.
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN | Law students from 11 Afghan universities competed in the National Round of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition yesterday, vying to represent Afghanistan at the International competition in Washington, D.C., in March.
Last updated: April 14, 2014