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16.02.2015 | Press release
On behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), parliamentary state secretary Mr. Thomas Silberhorn and, representing the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation (DGIS), the Dutch Ambassador to Afghanistan Mr. Hank Jan Bakker met in Kabul to announce the continued joint effort.
15.02.2015 | Press release
The Parliamentary State Secretary in Germany’s Ministry Economic Cooperation and Development, Thomas Silberhorn, laid the cornerstone for the new Engineering College for the Province of Balkh together with Mr. Muhammad Zahir Wahdat, Deputy Governor of Balkh province. The new college was funded by the German Government through KfW Development Bank.
12.02.2015 | Press release
The total costs for buying and renovating the new offices with German and Dutch support added up to more than AFN 17 million. The lawyers’ chamber’s building will serve various purposes and requirements.
01.02.2015 | Press release
As part of a series of capacity development measures of the new project “Academic Mining Education in Afghanistan” (AMEA), funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, 15 highly qualified scholars including university lecturers from Kabul Polytechnic University, Kabul University, Balkh University, Bamyan University, Sheberghan University as well as staff of the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum have received their award certificates to pursue a two year master degree in geoscience at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany before resuming their previous posts.
01.02.2015 | Press release
Once finished, the new electricity grids will be able to supply up to 9,000 households in the provincial capital of Aybak and 1,500 households in the town of Pir Naghchir with power.
29.01.2015 | Press release
Today, Baghlan celebrated the handover of new public buildings, one administrative building for the Department of Education (DoE) in the district of Baghlan Markazi and a new school in Dahana-e-Ghori district.
22.01.2015 | Press release
The new initiative aims to promote and introduce more measures for teacher education and improve management in schools in the province.
20.01.2015 | Press release
The course was part of training programme funded by the German Government for more than 40 engineers from line departments in the five northern Afghan provinces Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz and Takhar. Over the past two to three weeks, the engineers gained new skills for DCP operations and maintenance (usage, maintenance and data analysis) to help improve the quality of work in construction projects.
18.01.2015 | Press release
At the official opening of the event, attended by Mr. Cornelius Zimmermann, Germany’s Consul General to Afghanistan, Afghan-German Cooperation handed over new buildings - four schools in Kunduz city and in the districts of Aliabad and Chardara. A new teacher training centre was officially opened in Qalai Zal district as well as a new drug addiction treatment hospital building in Kunduz city. The total cost for of all six building projects amounted to almost AFN 133.5 million, funded by Germany.
11.01.2015 | Press release
Besides the coaching, the children aged between 7 and 17 years were also provided winter clothing, and the rooms in their orphanage will be equipped with new heating. At a cost of over AFN 315,000, the German government helped pay for the coaching and also committed to fund the heating equipment.