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Inauguration picture of health clinic in Yaftal-e-Payeen, Badakhshan
21.02.2018 | Press release
Yaftal-e Payeen, Badakhshan, 21st February 2018 – Yesterday, the Afghan-German Cooperation handed over a recently constructed health clinic in Naland Village, Yaftal-e-Payeen District in the province Badakhshan. The new clinic is available to the 60,000 residents of the district. In total, the clinic can provide services to 100 patients. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Stabilization Programme Northern Afghanistan (SPNA) financed the construction at about AFN 27 million.
13.02.2018 | Press release
Today, more than 40 experts from Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs), Provincial Education Directorates (PEDs) and the Teacher Education Directorate (TED) met to discuss necessary activities to further improve teacher training in Afghanistan. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for improving basic education in Afghanistan (BEPA) facilitated the event to promote quality education for all Afghans.
12.02.2018 | Press release
Today, the final workshop for updating mining curricula at Kabul Polytechnic University (KPU) ended in Istanbul, Turkey. Nine staff of KPU’s Faculty of Mines and Geology met their counterparts from the German Technical University of Freiberg to finalise reforming the education programmes. The German Academic Exchange Service implemented the 11-day workshop, supported by the Afghan-German Cooperation.
11.02.2018 | Press release
The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for regional capacity development (RCD) handed over kindergartens to two schools in Balkh’s provincial capital Mazar-e Sharif. About 100 schoolteachers can now leave their children at the new facilities during classes. Balkh’s Department of Education initiated and implemented the activity to improve teaching quality. The Afghan-German Cooperation financed the facilities’ construction at a total cost of about AFN 2.3 million.
08.02.2018 | Press release
Today, a three-week mining training ended for 15 Afghan mines in-spectors. Mines inspectors ensure that rules and regulations in the Afghan extractive sector are re-spected. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting good governance in the Af-ghan extractive sector helped organising and financing the mining training.
02.02.2018 | Press release
During the last months, the Afghan-German Cooperation built 13 new administrative buildings and three conference rooms for District Development Assemblies (DDAs) in Badakhshan, Baghlan, Kunduz and Takhar. About 480 DDA members now benefit from an improved work environment. The German Stabilisation Programme Northern Afghanistan SPNA financed the new facilities’ construction at a total cost of about AFN 18.6 million.
31.01.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, 120 community members and elders, civil society representatives and governmental employees attended the provincial feedback dialogue conference on reducing environmental degradation. In recent years, environmental protection has become a crucial topic in Afghanistan. The conference aimed at evaluating recent activities in this field, considering some for next year’s provincial strategy. The Legal Service in Afghanistan Organisation (LSAO) implemented the event, supported by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL).
31.01.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, Balkh’s Deputy Governor, Mr Abdul Basheir Tawhidy, inaugurated the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) new building in Mazar-e Sharif. The department’s former building burned down in 2015. Afterwards, the DoJ moved to an inadequately equipped rental house. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme to promote the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL) funded the new DoJ building’s construction to help ensuring the population’s access to justice.
Dasht-e-Shor-Road
31.12.2017 | Press release
Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh, 31th December 2017 – Yesterday, Officials of Balkh Province and the German Cooperation representative graced with their attendance the ground-breaking ceremony to mark the first day of construction of the two kilometres Dasht-e-Shor Road in Nahri Shahi District, Balkh. Reconstruction of the two kilometres road will take an estimated 23 months including the time for winter breaks and will provide indirect and direct employment to some residents. The German Government finances the reconstruction with approximately AFN 100 million.
28.12.2017 | Press release
Yesterday, the Afghan-German Cooperation handed over newly constructed and rehabilitated rooms as well as equipment to three girls’ schools in Baghlan province. Pol-e Khumri district also received multi-cell garbage boxes, and the Department of Information and Culture (DoIC) now owns an offset printing machine. The German Regional Capacity Development (RCD) programme funded the activities at a total cost of AFN 5 million.