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Afghan Government Assures of Holding “Kabul Process” Meeting

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(Last Updated On: June 5, 2017)

Afghan government says it’s ready to host the “Kabul Process” conference in which peace and security issues of Afghanistan will be discussed.

The meeting is to be held on Tuesday in Kabul with participation of 25 countries and three international organizations, including the United States, Pakistan, Russia, and China.

Kabul Process will focus on peace, stability and security in Afghanistan and it aim to gain support of regional countries in fight against terrorism, according to officials.

Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Shakib Mustaghni said the envoys from participating countries and international organizations have assured the Afghan government of the participation of high-level delegation.

The government is hosting the meeting in the city where it is recent saw deadly blasts that left hundreds of casualties, followed by strong anti-government protest that went violent.

Mustghani said the meeting be definitely held and the security institutions have assured the government of maintaining the security in the city.

The meeting will be inaugurated by President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah is also expected to address the participants.  

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Improved security boosts tourism in Shulgarh district in Balkh

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(Last Updated On: August 7, 2022)

Local officials in Balkh province said this week that domestic tourism has improved substantially and that in the past month, about 30,000 visitors have visited the popular Khwaja Sekandar Springs in Shulgarh district.

Officials said that Balkh tourist attractions are drawing in large numbers of visitors amid improved security, especially visitors to the springs.

Balkh residents have welcomed the growing number of visitors to their province and said this was largely due to improved security.

“The difference is big, in the past there was insecurity, now because of the security of this place, people come a lot,” said Ghulam Yahya, a tourist.

Since the IEA took control of the country, provinces around the country are reporting an increase in domestic tourism due to the improved security situation.

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More than 1,000 infected with severe diarrhea outbreak in Takhar

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(Last Updated On: August 7, 2022)

The Takhar Department of Public Health says that in the past three days, more than 1,000 people have been infected with severe diarrhea in Takhar province.

The public health officials said that most of the people infected live in the remote areas of Bangi and Ishkamish districts.

According to these officials, mobile health teams have been sent to the area to prevent casualties and to curb the spread of this disease.

A number of non-governmental health institutions have also started working to prevent casualties caused by this disease.

However, residents of the province have stated that there are no health centers in many remote areas in the province and asked government to establish mobile health centers in these areas.

Poor hygiene habits, hot weather and also the use of unsafe water are said to be the reasons for the spread of this disease.

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Work starts on new road to ease traffic in Kabul city

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(Last Updated On: August 7, 2022)

Kabul municipality officials said Saturday construction work on the new Wazir Akbar Khan to Sherpur road has started in order to reduce traffic congestion in the city center. 

Water culverts will also be included in the project that is being undertaken by the municipality’s Department of Work Maintenance and Monitoring of Kabul Municipality, Bakhtar reported.

The project, once completed, will cost 15 million Afghanis.

The new road will link Street 15 in Wazir Akbar Khan with Street 2 in Sherpur. Six properties along this section will be demolished to make way for the road.

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