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US pledges $300M in aid to Afghanistan

The Biden administration hopes to send almost $300 million in extra civilian aid to Afghanistan this year, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Wednesday.

World Bank approves $85 million in grants for Afghanistan

The World Bank has approved two grants totaling almost $85 million from the International Development Association (IDA), as part of a $393 million financial package to help Afghanistan overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and improve access to clean water, sanitation, and public services.

Khawaf-Herat railway officially opens

While already in use, the Herat-Khawaf railway–a major joint infrastructural project between Afghanistan and Iran- officially opened on Thursday.

In Helmand, saffron flower harvesting process underway

In order to promote saffron cultivation in Helmand province, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) set up 12 model farms in the province last year and farmers are now harvesting their “gold”.