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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Hannover, Germany – Sixteen of Afghanistan’s top carpet and rug traders showcased their finest samples and signed a number of major deals with international buyers at Domotex, a leading tradeshow for the floor coverings industry, thanks to USAID. The tradeshow, held from January 14-17 at the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany drew more than 45,000 visitors from more than 80 nations, and will help Afghan carpets gain increased international exposure.

“Domotex is a trend setter for the industry and Afghanistan is playing its part in setting the tone,” said Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries Mohammad Qurban Haqjo. “Afghanistan’s participation in the world’s largest floor coverings tradeshow not only contributes to the country’s economy; it serves as an opportunity for Afghanistan to represent itself as a unique and trustworthy brand in the global carpet industry.”

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On World Food Day, the United States stands with other nations in the world to combat global hunger and malnutrition. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported programs to prevent malnutrition for more than 30 years.
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 2:00am
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.
 
The Dutch provincial reconstruction team in Uruzgan delivered 12,000 rule of law comic book sets for distribution to schoolchild
Monday, September 29, 2008 - 2:00am
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.
 
Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 1:45am
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.” 
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 1:45am
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.
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 1:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- U.S. supplies nearly half of the emergency food aid requested in emergency appeal.
 
In response to an urgent international appeal, the U.S. Government this fall will provide 35,000 tons of new food and commodities worth $43 million USD to ensure that the most vulnerable Afghans receive adequate food this winter. This contribution of oil, lentils, corn-soy flour, and wheat will be distributed to those Afghans most affected this year by drought and increased food prices.
 
Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 1:45am
GHOR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- Isolated Ghor Province receives life-saving supplies.
 
Over the next three years, USAID will provide over 23,000 metric tons of commodities for the benefit of around 380,000 beneficiaries in Ghor province.  
 
Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 1:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In response to a joint appeal from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan, the United States Government is contributing 50,000 tons of wheat for the United Nations World Food Programme emergency operation in Afghanistan. 
 
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 1:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) Director General Jelani Popal, U.S. Ambassador William Wood, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Michael Yates signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the IDLG Strategic Work Plan with $94.6 million in project activities.
 

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