July 3, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On July 3, Turquoise Mountain Foundation held its Summer Festival and Sale of Afghan Arts at Qala-e-Noborja, a 19th century fort, in Kabul. Held in partnership with the U.S. Government, the festival and sale featured high-quality traditional Afghan crafts, including woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, and jewelry, made by trained craftsmen.
June 30, 2009
CHAHARIKAR, PARWAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- On June 30, the Chaharikar Municipality and the United States Government (USG) inaugurated four new public infrastructure projects to improve the quality and delivery of local government services to Afghan citizens. The projects include the construction of a meat market with thirty shops, nine public latrines, a coffee house, and the renovation of the municipality building.
June 26, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer announced the start of the Ambassador’s small grants program to support gender equality in Afghanistan. Launched at a joint press conference with Afghan Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs Syeda Mojgan Mostafavi, this three-year, $26.3 million program will provide technical assistance and small grants to women-focused Afghan NGOs in accordance with the National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan.
June 18, 2009
BAND-E-AMIR, BAMYAN, AFGHANISTAN- Today, Bamyan Governor Dr. Habiba Sarobi dedicated Band-e-Amir National Park in central Afghanistan. Today’s dedication is the result of years of effort on behalf of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, including the passage of the Environmental Law in 2007 and the park’s official declaration on April 22.
June 18, 2009
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