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31.05.2018 | Press release
Khulm District, Balkh, 31st May 2018 – Yesterday, HE President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated new electricity infrastructure in Balkh province. A new substation in Khulm district will supply energy to approximately 77,000 people in the district, surrounding areas and the nearby town of Pir Nakhchir. In addition, a new distribution network in Marmul district will supply electricity to 1320 households in the area. In total, 90,000 citizens benefit from the new infrastructure. The Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water was the Executing Agency for both projects. The Afghan-German Cooperation financed the infrastructure at a total cost of about AFN 761 million.
15.05.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, a regional awareness workshop on AEITI took place in Kabul. About 30 participants from Kabul and the Afghan provinces Parwan, Loger, Kapisa, and Wardak learned about the initiative’s activities. Attendees included government officials and stakeholders from civil society, the private sector and the media. AEITI and the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) implemented the workshop. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting good governance in the Afghan extractive sector financed and supported the activity.
13.05.2018 | News
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) put an extended power line and a newly constructed energy network into operation in Kunduz’ provincial capital. About 20,000 citizens now benefit from reliable energy supply. The Provincial Development Committee (PDC) approved the project in 2016. Construction works lasted for two years. The German Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) and DABS implemented the project, financed by the Afghan-German Cooperation at a total cost of about AFN 217 million.
13.05.2018 | Press release
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) put an extended power line and a newly constructed energy network into operation in Kunduz’ provincial capital. About 20,000 citizens now benefit from reliable energy supply. The Provincial Development Committee (PDC) approved the project in 2016. Construction works lasted for two years. The German Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) and DABS implemented the project, financed by the Afghan-German Cooperation at a total cost of about AFN 217 million.
09.05.2018 | Press release
Jakarta, Indonesia – Today, Afghanistan and Indonesia formalised future cooperation in the field of anti-corruption. The three-day meeting between the Afghan Independent Joint Anti-Corruption and Evaluation Committee (MEC) and the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) ended today. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Open Policy Advisory Fund (OPAF) coordinated the visit with partners from Indonesia and Germany.
08.05.2018 | Press release
Feyzabad, Badakhshan, 8th May 2018 – Constructions on the hydropower plant in Feyzabad will now resume after clarifying geological circumstances. The hydropower plant will provide electrici-ty to Feyzabad’s entire population – in total about 60,000 people. The Afghan-German Cooperation funds the construction via KfW Development Bank at a total cost of AFN 3.7 billion. Constructions started in 2015 and shall be finished by December 2020.
06.05.2018 | Press release
New Delhi, India, 6th May 2018 –The Teacher Education Directorate (TED) conducted a five-day workshop on curriculum development based on learner-centred methodology. 17 TED members and lecturers from Teacher Training Centres (TTCs) in Balkh, Badakhshan, Herat and Samangan participated. The Afghan-German Cooperation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supported the event. Around 180 TTC lecturers will directly benefit from the activity, resulting in improved lessons for about 26,000 female and 17,000 male students.
03.05.2018 | Press release
Today, a four-day capacity-building workshop ended for 25 employees from Balkh province’s Huquq bureaus and Family Counselling Centre. The activity aimed at improving the institutions’ citizen services by overcoming legal ambiguities related to mortgage law. Balkh’s Department of Justice (DoJ) conducted the training, supported by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL). Huquqs have handled more than 77,000 civil cases since 2013.
30.04.2018 | Press release
Feyzabad, Badakhshan, 30th April 2018 – Badakhshan province’s Department of Women’s Affairs (DoWA) conducted a two-day introductory meeting for more than 20 so-called Gender Focal Points (GFPs). GFPs are female citizens who offer legal advice to women in their communities voluntarily. About 50 participants, including government officials and representatives from legal insti-tutions, civil society organisations (CSOs), and the police attended the event. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL) implemented and funded the meeting. In total, about 100 GFPs offer their services in their respective provinces.
11.04.2018 | Press release
Kabul, 11th April 2018 – Today, the Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union (AREU) initiated a conference in Kabul to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency among entrepreneurs in Afghanistan. Around 120 representatives from line ministries, power utilities, the private sector, academia, the Women Initiative for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and the Youth Entrepreneur Ship Support (YES) initiative participated. The event addressed women and men equally. The Afghan-German Cooperation supported the activity.