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Monday, February 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

Jaipur, India – Several USAID beneficiary traders of marble, onyx and lapis from Afghanistan signed a number of contracts this week with international buyers at the India Stone Mart, the country’s largest stone industry exposition. The event was held from February 2-5 at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center and drew more than 25,000 guests and 15,000 traders from 60 countries.

“Afghanistan’s mountains hold massive reserves of marble and other minerals, yet the industry remains underdeveloped. India Stone Mart gives Afghan marble traders the opportunity to negotiate deals, network and make sales,” said Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries Mohammad Qurban Haqjo. “This not only contributes to the Afghan economy; it also has the important effect of attracting foreign investment in the Afghan mining sector.”

Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 4:45am
MAZAR-E-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- More than 10,000 cash-strapped Afghans in the northern province of Balkh will take spades in hand to help dig their way out of the mounting problem of food insecurity and improve the livelihoods of villagers under a USAID-supported cash-for-work project.
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 3:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Domotex 2009, in Hannover, Germany, provided 26 Afghan carpet producers the opportunity to showcase their handmade carpet art in the world’s biggest carpet trade fair. 
 
Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 3:00am
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) honored 60 interns, including three women, at a ceremony on January 18 that recognized their successful completion of a six-month internship program in Kandahar province.
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) honored 120 interns in a graduation ceremony held at Kabul University on December 24.
 
The internship program provides a training and work opportunity to students studying economics, science, and agriculture at national universities in Afghanistan.  The interns are selected for a three month training program in management, modern accounting, and marketing, followed by a three month practical work period in the Afghan private sector. 
 
Minister of Women’s Affairs Hoson Banu Ghazanfar thanked USAID for organizing the workshop and said such trainings are integral
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghanistan’s first-ever national meeting of women legal professionals was held in Kabul from December 15 to 17, 2008. Nearly 180 women judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers, law professors, and Ministry of Justice staff from 11 provinces attended the three-day Women Legal Professionals Leadership Workshop.
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 2:30am
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN- A nine megawatt diesel power plant went on line in Kandahar on December 1, providing increased electricity to homes and businesses to Kandahar city.
 
Monday, December 1, 2008 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On Thursday, November 27, 48 young professionals graduated from a six-month business mentorship program in Kandahar City, Kandahar. 
 
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Twenty-eight Afghan businesses from the dried fruits, fresh fruits, carpets, and handicraft sectors participated in the 28th Annual India International Trade Fair (IITF) organized at the Paragati Maidan in New Delhi, India. 
 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 2:15am
CHARIKAR, PARWAN, AFGHANISTAN- On November 23, the Charikar Municipality inaugurated the Charikar City Training Center to strengthen the skills of civil servants and provincial businesspeople.
 

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