Special Reports

BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The central Bamyan province is though a mountainous region, it is rich in natural resources such as iron and coal mines.
Following its extraction in a nonprofessional and nontechnical way, the Ministry of Mines had to block most of coal mines in the province.
The vast and most important mines of Bamyan are the Haji Gak iron mines, which are considered the largest natural reserves of the country.

BAMYAN (PAN): Like other provinces, Bamyan is also among the provinces where infrastructure for government departments did not exist after the collapse of Taliban regime.
However, with the formation of new government, rehabilitation projects were initiated in the province.
The people of Bamyan complain about the unnecessary delay in the rehabilitation projects. They demanded the government to pay attention to resolve people’s problems.

BAMYAN (PAN): Bamyan enjoys bolstered security and is seen one of the most peaceful provinces throughout the country.
Because of its enhanced security, security of Bamyan was transitioned to Afghans from international forces.
Despite tight security, the province, however, sometimes faces security challenges from Baghlan side in Kuhmard, Sayghan, and Shiber districts. No militant group is active in the province but it faces security problems from its neighboring Maidan Wardak, Sar-i-Pul and Parwan provinces.

BAMYAN (PAN): Though the vital education sector faces no specific security related hurdles in Bamyan but lack of school buildings, textbooks and professional teachers are viewed as some of the factors hampering the education field.
Education officials and provincial council members of the province vehemently criticized the absence of skilled teachers, schools and existence of inequity on education budget allocations, particularly in Bamyan.

BAMYAN (PAN): Bamyan is identified one of the provinces having neither industrial zone nor any big or small factories to support and bolster economy of the province’s poverty-stricken masses.
Even the widely known Bamyan has an undersized bazaar, forcing people to use their items and stuff from Kabul, Mazar and Ghazni provinces.
Trade market is not booming in the province at the 4, 000 available shops do business in retail but not whole selling.