July 17, 2011
MEHTARLAM, LAGHMAN- The Laghman Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market, built with support from USAID, opened today in Mehtarlam, the provincial capital of Laghman. The new market brings together 72 wholesalers and dozens of farmers, transporters, and laborers for doing business. The market serves as a hub for a variety of fruit, vegetables, and staple crops grown throughout the districts of Laghman that will help boost agricultural sales from across the province.
July 11, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the global community in observing the 22nd World Population Day today in a special year when the world population is expected to pass the seven billion mark. This year’s theme, The World at 7 Billion, provides the opportunity to not only celebrate that people are living longer, healthier lives but also reflect on the challenges that lie ahead to improve the lives of future generations.
June 28, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID Deputy Mission Director Brooke A. Isham attended a ceremony today at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry where Minister Anwar ul-Haq Ahadi signed a leasing agreement with Cashmere Fibers International, from the United Kingdom, and Traitex, from Belgium, to renovate and revitalize the Hirat Textiles Park and establish a cashmere processing facility in Hirat Province. The USAID-supported facility will create 44 jobs directly and support the creation of more than 10,000 indirect jobs.
June 19, 2011
HIRAT, AFGHANISTAN- Today, U.S. and Afghan government officials joined Hirat University faculty and students to celebrate the opening of the USAID-funded digital library, computer laboratory, and new architectural studio.
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