Latest Balkh Stories

2009-12-16 10:30:00

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Bpeace (The Business Council for Peace) today announced a new program for women and men in Mazar-i-Sharif and the Balkh Province who are committed to creating jobs for other Afghans, and who need technical assistance to grow their businesses. Entrepreneurs accepted into the three-year Bpeace program will receive: Business skills training in Mazar and technical assistance at their places of business in finance, marketing, customer...

2009-06-29 10:21:58

Archaeologists warn that the Cheshma-e-Shafa gorge in the northern Afghan province of Balkh, where traces of human occupation date back to the sixth century BC, is in danger of being lost due to the construction of a tar road, despite laws that heritage sites must be protected. The scenic gorge in the northern province of Balkh is just one of several important ancient sites that will be destroyed if the post-Taliban push for development continues, they say. The French Archaeological...

2007-04-23 09:00:17

A new private television and radio network was inaugurated on the 21 March by the First Vice-President Ahmad Zia Masud, the Balkh Governor Gen. Mohammad Ata Nur. Ismail Temor, the director of Arzu Radio and TV says: "This network has been established by the personal capital of Kamal Nabizada, one of the national traders in Mazar-e Sharif. Its preparation began a year ago and was inaugurated on the first day of the new year [1386]." Arzu Television covers the whole Balkh province and some...

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