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An employee at the Paiman Atlas Group carpet facility in Kabul uses some of the new equipment to process Afghan carpets for expo
January 13, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Paiman Atlas Group celebrated the opening of its new modernized carpet processing facility yesterday in Dasht-e Barchi, Kabul.  Supported by a public-private partnership facilitated by USAID’s Afghanistan Small and Medium Enterprise Development (ASMED) project, Paiman can now produce up to 100 square meters of carpet per day, a 120 percent increase from its previous capacity.
 
January 3, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In response to increased food insecurity due to floods, USAID’s Food for Peace (FFP) office approved a ten month emergency food security program to help the 3,000 most vulnerable and food insecure families affected by the 2010 floods in the Lal Sarjangal District of Ghor Province.  This program will ensure that these vulnerable families have access to food from December 2010 through July 2011.
 
January 3, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID’s Food for Peace (FFP) office has awarded a grant to the World Food Program for a local purchase of 12,783 metric tons of wheat from the Ministry of Agricultural, Irrigation and Livestock’s Strategic Grain Reserve.  This wheat is enough to feed more than 500,000 vulnerable people for approximately three months and is specifically intended to replace the food aid for Afghanistan that was destroyed by floods in Pakistan in August while stored in warehouses awaiting transport to Afghanistan.
 
December 29, 2010
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- U.S. Deputy Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne yesterday hosted a reception in honor of journalists from across Afghanistan after they began a tour of the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherket (DABS) facilities in Kabul.  DABS is the first corporatized electric utility in Afghanistan and will soon expand its operations throughout the country.  DABS was established in 2009 by the Government of Afghanistan in partnership with a $4 million grant from USAID and other donors.
 

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