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04 Nov 2003 description
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International support poured out for Afghanistan when it was suddenly and violently catapulted onto the world stage two years ago. And although that support continues, much of the world's attention has dispersed, just as the Afghan government stands at a critical point, attempting to formalize its draft constitution and revamp its military in a manner acceptable to the country's various ethnic groups.

28 Oct 2003 description
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Kabul, 28 October 2003 - The World Bank Managing Director, Mr. Shengman Zhang visited Afghanistan this week to discuss reconstruction priorities with the government and to reiterate the World Bank's long term commitment to Afghanistan's future. Since his arrival, he visited several World Bank financed projects, and met with President Hamid Karzai and a number of Cabinet Ministers.

09 Oct 2003 description
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World Bank credit helps rebuild telecommunications, internet and postal services throughout country

28 Sep 2003 description
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Joint Press Release
Government of Afghanistan

22 Sep 2003 description
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Washington, 22 September 2003 - Repair work on the 175 kilometer Kabul - Doshi road has started under the World Bank-financed Emergency Transport Rehabilitation Project. The road from Kabul through the Salang pass to Doshi covers a critical section of the highway that connects Kabul and the southern provinces with eight northern provinces, and connects the country of Afghanistan to both Uzbekistan via Hairatan port and Tajikistan via Sher Khan Bander port.

17 Sep 2003 description
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Washington September 17 2003 - The reconstruction of Afghanistan will be highlighted at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank in Dubai this week and next with a high-level donor meeting, a regional trade get-together and a private sector seminar.

11 Aug 2003 description
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Three new projects launched to address immediate needs

06 Aug 2003 description
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Kabul, 06 August 2003 - At the request of the Government of Afghanistan, the World Bank, as the administrator of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, signed agreements this week for three new projects designed to help improve the country's telecommunications system; repair its roads and drainage systems and provide credit and other financial services to low-income people.

03 Jul 2003 description
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WASHINGTON, DC, July 3, 2003 - Afghanistan took the final step to secure its membership in the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency with its subscription to the agency's capital base. The membership took effect June 16.

24 Jun 2003 description
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Washington, June 24, 2003 - The Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan will continue to reform its civil service organizations, making them more effective and transparent, with the support of a US$8.4 million grant approved today by the World Bank.

24 Jun 2003 description
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Washington, June 24, 2003 - The World Bank today, with the approval of US$39.2 million, has tripled its support for Afghanistan's successful program of labor-intensive public works, which is creating jobs and rehabilitating infrastructure across the country. The new financing will help supply jobs in road improvement, which will in turn increase rural access to necessities such as health care and food supplies.

05 Jun 2003 description
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WASHINGTON, June 5, 2003 - The World Bank today approved a US$ 59.6 million grant to help meet the emergency needs of Afghanistan's rural population, whose health status is among the worst in the world.

09 May 2003 description
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This week Devnews focuses on the World Bank's development work in conflict areas. Eighty percent of the world's 20 poorest countries today have suffered from a major conflict in the recent years. Devnews has talked to Bank staff on the ground, to get a clearer sense as to what this work entails on a daily basis, what progress is being made, what challenges are faced and what lessons they have learnt. "Conflict and Development: a View from the Ground" is a series of five stories, that will run from May 12-16.

18 Mar 2003 description
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Brussels, March 18, 2003 - International donors1 today responded positively to a request from the Afghan Finance Minister to continue channeling funds through the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), saying they stand ready to support Afghanistan's rebuilding efforts for the long haul. Precise commitments to be made towards the $600 million requested by the Afghanistan government for the next fiscal year (March 21, 2003 - March 20, 2004) will be confirmed within the next few weeks.

14 Mar 2003 description
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Progress in Aid Coordination and Funding

27 Feb 2003 description
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Urges donors not to lose sight of this important post-crisis example
Press Release No: 2003/238/SAR