May 25, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- This afternoon Kabul’s Bagh-e Babur gardens was filled with Afghan youth celebrating the launch of the USAID-funded 2011 Afghan Youth Voices Festival. The event showcased the talents of young Afghan photographers, filmmakers, artists and musicians from the National Music Institute. It also marked the kick-off of national activities for 11 new multi-media production centers around the country.
May 25, 2011
HIRAT, AFGHANISTAN- In its third year, the Afghanistan International Marble Conference opened in Hirat Province with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Equity Capitol Mining’s new $6-million modern marble-processing plant. Constructed through a multi-national effort and with USAID’s support, the Doost Marble Plant, plans to export more than $2 million of the highest-quality marble each month, and create 140 direct and 500 indirect jobs for Afghans.
May 24, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- During their bi-annual national network meeting at the Serena Hotel today, high-ranking U.S. and Afghan government officials shared their thoughts and experiences about the progress of USAID’s Initiative to Promote Afghan Civil Society II (I-PACS II) project with its key partner organizations.
May 23, 2011
HILMAND, AFGHANISTAN- Today in Hilmand Province, USAID transitioned a state-of-the-art poultry farm to a local investor, Hilmand Ihsan Poultry Company (HIPC), enabling the farm to operate as a private enterprise. The Hilmand Poultry Project (HPP) implemented a tailored training regimen to ensure HIPC had the technical and business acumen to establish a local presence to fully assume daily operations.
May 22, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- More than 1,000 students from the Afghanistan Technical Vocational Institute (ATVI) received diplomas today after successfully completing two years of intensive technical and vocational studies.
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