Yasui proudly points to an electric dishwasher, perhaps the only one of its kind in this battle-scarred Afghan province.The Hotel Silk Road has been open for less than two years.
But the technology that gives us images of Tupac Shakur or Michael Jackson in concert, or Narendra Modi on the campaign trail, have been applied to the Bamiyan Buddhas.
The TUTAP commission established by President Ghani following massive protests recently decided in favour of the Salang route for a north-south power line.
The commission ruled further that Bamyan should get its own 220KV power line by 2019.
[…] On 26 February 2001, the leader of the Afghan Taleban movement, Mullah Muhammad Omar, ordered from his headquarters in Kandahar that “all statues and non-Islamic shrines in the different areas of the Islamic Emirate must be broken” because they were worshipped by people of non-Islamic religious beliefs and were therefore ‘idols.’ This kind of worship, […] More than four billion dollars have, to date, been spent on Afghanistan’s power infrastructure.
And yet there are still considerable deficiencies, even in the country’s capital, which has seen most of the investment – and most of the progress.
Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh, Second Deputy Chief Executive Muhammad Mohaqeq and Minister of Information and Culture Bari Jahani were among the guests who […] After an exceptional dry winter, snow finally arrived in Kabul and the northern and central provinces.
However, the sheer amounts of what should have been a blessing for farmers, turned into a catastrophe for some communities living in these areas, as the snowfall triggered a series of avalanches, claiming the lives of almost 300 people.
Prior to their recent destruction, the 6th-7th century, rock-cut Buddha sculptures in the Bamiyan Valley of central Afghanistan were considered the largest in the world.
Known collectively as the Bamiyan Buddhas, the two monumental sculptures have amazed both Buddhist and non-Buddhist visitors for more than a thousand years.
Built in the 6th century before Islam had traveled to the central Afghanistan region, the two Buddhas of Bamiyan were famous for their beauty, craftsmanship and of course, size.
The taller of the two Buddhas stood at more than 170 feet high, with the second statue at nearly 115 feet.