Special Reports

NILI (Pajhwok): Though central Daikundi is a newly-established province where formal survey to unearth natural reservoirs could not be carried out, however, local survey indicated copper mine exists in large amount there.
Daikundi was once a district of Uruzgan province which was given a status of a separate province in 2003. The government had recently approved establishment of a mine department in the province.

NIELI (PAN): Insecurity and lawlessness have been spreading in the volatile Daikundi province and the government was totally seemed paralyzed to restore peace in the region, said Hadi Rahimi Zada, member of provincial council.
Talking to Pajhwok Afghan News, he said if the government was interested to restore order and flush out anti-state elements then it should deploy more security forces.
“If police and intelligence agencies fail to control the rapidly deteriorated situation then violence and insecurity will spread to the nook and corner of the province,” he warned.

NEILI (PAN): Residents of Daikundi while complaining about the unfair utilization of rehabilitation program demanded the government to immediately initiate development projects for the welfare of common people of the neglected province.
However, provincial authorities claimed rehabilitation work worth $60 million was underway elsewhere in the province including the rebuilding of Daikundi Air Port.

BAMYAN (PAN): Officials said Daikundi education witnessed immense development but residents said relevant authorities were needed to further expand the education to far-flung areas of the country.    
Residents expressed their reservations by saying that some of the schools had no buildings and were facing acute shortage of efficient and professional teachers.
Mohammad Ali Wasiq, head of Daikundi Education Department acknowledged the sector was facing challenges, adding authorities had stepped up efforts to address problems being faced by the vital sector.

NEILI (PAN): Daikundi is a newly established province where industry and investment could not flourish yet.
Neili, the capital city of Daikundi, has a small bazaar with people from Kabul, Ghazni and Kandahar use to come to buy stuff.
In private sector, as many as 42 domestic and foreign organizations, one branch of Kabul Bank, eight construction companies, 30 gas stations and four telecommunication networks are functioning in Daikundi.
People of the province are not economically stable.