26 February 2020

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Kabul (BNA) India has expressed cooperation with the country's Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) to protect ancient sites, BNA reported on Tuesday.
During a meeting, the Indian embassy second secretary and deputy minister of cultural affairs, Prof. Mohammad Rasul Bawary discussed issues relating to the preservation of Afghanistan ancient sites, excavation of ancient sites and academic cooperation in the archeological areas, said the agency.
During the meeting the deputy minister shared information about the ancient sites in Balkh, Kapisa, Nangarhar provinces with the Indian diplomat and said in the said provinces there were stupas and historical monuments requiring restoration and rehabilitation, the agency quoted. The Indian embassy's second secretary assured Prof. Bawary to cooperate with the ministry in the rehabilitation and restoration of Afghanistan historical sites, the agency said.
According to another report, the deputy minister also met with the UNESCO cultural authority exchanging issues relating to the construction of a cultural and touristic park and restoration of Bamyan Buddha Statues and arranging a touristic plan in Bamyan province. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has held a meeting to provide the ministry's staff and personnel with awareness about the outbreak of the fatal coronavirus, Bakhtar News Agency reported Tuesday.
At the meeting, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Administrative, Finance and Tourism affairs, Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi said: "Time has reached to have full awareness about the coronavirus and how the disease spread and affect the people."
She asked the whole staffs and personnel of the ministry of information and culture to observe the directions and recommendations of the physicians about the outbreak of the disease.
Doctor Wahidullah Momand, head of Kabul Medical Sciences University spoke about the efforts of the university to introduce the coronavirus and how to prevent it, the agency quoted.
He said: "We shouldn’t exaggerate the virus to harm the morale of the citizens and underestimate it as much as to get infected."
According to him, overaged people could get infected with the virus easily, as their body can't resist against the disease.
Coronavirus is one of many viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds.
In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that are typically mild, such as the common cold, another doctor attended the meeting described.
There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Deputy youth affairs of the Ministry of Information and Culture signed Memorandum of Understanding with private universities, higher education and semi-higher education institutions yesterday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
The memorandum of understanding was signed with the educational institutions of the country for the purpose of providing educational facilities to those destitute youths who are unable to afford education. Mohammad Ajmal Shahpoor, deputy minister of youth affairs for ministry of information and culture, expressed appreciation for these educational institutions’ involvement with youth affairs and their understanding of the situation of youths in the country, adding that addiction, extremism, poverty, literacy and unemployment were sinister phenomena that have unfortunately entangled young people.
He praised the educational institutions that plays an important role in fostering the youth education and said: “despite some challenges ahead of you this discount will be a great help for young people in need, the agency quoted him.
It should be noted that at the end of ceremony, Hejratullah Sadat head of education and immunity of deputy youth affairs was appreciated for his valuable services, by the president of Spin Ghar University.
Massouda Qarizada

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, met with head and members of Ghor Provincial council here yesterday, BNA reported.
Fazelhaq Ehsam Ghor provincial council head enumerated a number of their problems, including lack of asphalted roads, saying that the province had only 10km asphalted road, the agency quoted.
Hinting to a road crossing beside Zuhak village, Ehsan said the road was not asphalted since Zuhak village was located, asking the ministry to address the issue in close coordination with the ministry of transport, the agency added.
Acting Minister of Information and Culture said addressing people’s problems were at the top of her led ministry, adding that would soon instruct a delegation to address the issue, according to the agency.
Deputy Minister of cultural affairs, Prof. Mohammad Rasul Bawary said Zuhak village was a historical and archeological site, adding that the ministry did not allow destruction of the site, since protection of the cultural heritage and historical sites were the ministry’s main responsibility.
Meanwhile director of the historical monument department Abdul Ahad Abassi said there were no problem if the design of the road be changed slightly, as according to him enough space was available in the area. “Any activity that lead to destruction of the historical site is totally illegal,” the director said, as quoted by the agency.

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