Construction work on an industrial park, where land plots would be distributed to more than 100 investors, was launched in central Parwan province on Saturday, officials said.
Safi Airways, the privately-owned Afghan airline, on Wednesday said it had launched flights between Kabul and Islamabad.
Timed to mark the international community’s observance of World Tourism Day, Afghanistan began construction this week of its first educational institute for tourism studies.
China has evinced a keen interest in extracting oil and gas from three Amu River field in northern Afghanistan, the presidential spokesman said on Friday.
President Hamid Karzai and his delegation landed in Xi'an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi province on Wednesday evening (regional time) on a four-day state visit to discuss with Chinese leadership a range of issues, including enhanced political, military, economic and cultural relations.
President Hamid Karzai's four-day visit to China from Sept. 25-28 is aimed at further cementing political and economic relations between the two countries, his chief spokesman said on Tuesday.