October 15, 2008
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, H.E. Minister of Education Hanif Atmar, USAID Acting Mission Director Peter Argo, and Binod Shrestha from UN-HABITAT signed an agreement to strengthen the Ministry’s National Literacy Program through a $40 million, USAID-funded literacy and business skills training program that will help 312, 000 Afghans take the first steps out of poverty.
September 29, 2008
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Working together to improve the rule of law in Afghanistan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Dutch Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Uruzgan province coordinated the delivery of 12,000 sets of comic books with legal awareness messages to elementary schools throughout the province.
September 27, 2008
Salaam Alaikum. Minister Farhang, Judge Baha, Mr. Zakhiwal, Mr. Haqju, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the United States Government, I am honored to be a part of this important event that will help bring greater prosperity and economic independence to Afghanistan.
September 27, 2008
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, a new central business registry opened at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. This registry makes it possible to register a business in one step.
“Afghan businessmen will be able to register their businesses faster, cheaper, and easier,” said Mir Muhammed Farhang, Minister of Commerce and Industry. “This is a good way for a business to improve itself while setting the foundation for a thriving Afghanistan.”
September 24, 2008
ASADABAD, KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN- On September 15, 2008, a new class of 138 skilled craftsmen graduated from the Kunar Construction Center. For three months the members of the class trained in one of six basic construction skills areas and today were certified to join the workforce in masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electricity, rebar bending or placement or painting.
Last updated: July 20, 2014