INTERNATIONAL FRESHWATER FORUM IN DUSHANBE OPENING TOMORROW - AGA KHAN AT THE INTERNATIONAL FRESH WATER FORUM - 2003-08-29Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
International Freshwater Forum will open tomorrow, August 30, at the 'Kokhi Borbad' Complex in Dushanbe with speech of welcome by Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov.
As Asia-Plus was told at the Forum's press center the forum's program includes discussion of results of achievements and global prospects of the Millenium Development Goals and the World's Sustainable Development Summit, papers on interconnection between water and poverty, results of the Third World's Water Forum, expansion of international cooperation on management of water resources and other issues.
Interview - Bringer of hope and fine architecture - BRINGER OF HOPE AND FINE ARCHITECTURE - 2005-05-06Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
in a rare interview, His Highness the Aga Khan describes his global approach to helping Islamic communities help themselves, while also restoring their past heritage
Kieren Fallon, fresh from his success on Ouija Board in the Darley Irish Oaks yesterday, added the Group Two Daily Record Scottish Derby to his haul on Kalaman at Ayr yesterday.
However, Fallon was referred to the Jockey Club. A steward saw him using a mobile phone someone had handed him in the parade ring after the race.
The consistent Gateman soon set up a long lead in the 10-furlong test, but the field closed in the straight and Kalaman (5-6) collared him over a furlong out.
Sir Michael Stoute's colt then edged left, causing his rival to be switched right to renew his challenge.
Parliament has approved the speedy divestiture of Nile Hotel International Limited through a 30-year concession to Serena Tourism Promotion Service SA, a subsidiary of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development.
State minister for privatisation Peter Kasenene appeared tickled on Friday by the positive mood in the House over the divestiture.
He told MPs that when Serena invests US$19m in the hotel, it would be possible to hold a boxing tournament at the conference centre. He said by using switches and electronics rooms could be joined and chairs moved.
Izatullah Baig in the small mountain village of Passu is grateful that his children of both sexes had a good education.
In Pakistan's Northern Areas, the Aga Khan charitable foundation funds schools and academies for both boys and girls, without discrimination.
Here women are lucky. Elsewhere in rural areas like the poor Balochistan province, there is a big gender gap in schools.
President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday held useful discussion with French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin on all matters of international and regional importance. In a cordial and friendly manner, they discussed modalities of implementing the decisions taken on Wednesday during President Musharraf's prolonged meeting with his French counterpart, Jacques Chirac.
Finance Minister Shuakat Aziz on Monday lauded the achievements of Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) and pledged the government's firm backing to the initiative.
'The government has recently underwritten the $238 million second tranche to the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, which I am told is a strong supporter of the RSPs and is increasingly becoming a major development partner,' he said, while speaking at the inaugural conference on 'lesions in development - the AKRSP experience,' here.
German economic minister has said that global stability will only be realised if poverty, hunger and injustice are overcome.
German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Heidemarie Wieczorek Zeul, was speaking at the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Aga Khan.
A joint press release of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), said Thursday.
The Aga Khan yesterday signed an agreement with the government of Tanzania, granting enhanced diplomatic status to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) which manages and co-ordinates the group's social and economic development programmes.The agreement was signed between President Benjamin Mkapa and the Aga Khan at a high profile ceremony at State House Dar es Salaam.
Until yesterday, relations between the parties were governed by a 'co-operation accord' last signed in 1991.
AKDN's new status means the organisation and its staff will enjoy limited diplomatic privileges.
Financial Times Information Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire - INVESTORS SET TO GIVE OVER 30m DOLLARS TO EASTERN TAJIK POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - 2003-01-18Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Investors set to give over 30m dollars to eastern Tajik power supply systemKhorugh: Investors, among which are the Aga Khan Foundation, the World Bank and the Swiss government, intend to invest over 30m dollars in the development of the [eastern Tajik] Badakhshon electric power supply system.
Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the 49th hereditary Imam of the 15 million Nizari Ismailis scattered throughout Asia (particularly India and Pakistan), North and East Africa, the Middle East and the West. The scion of an illustrious and glamorous dynasty, he is one of the most prominent philanthropists in the world.
Darwaz Bridge to strengthen commercial tiesand Tajik-Afghan relations - TAJIKISTAN: AGA KHAN OPENS BANK, COMISSIONS BRIDGE, LAY FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY - 2004-07-06Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmonov, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, and Afghanistan's Vice-President Nematullah Shahrani, today inaugurated the Tajik-Afghan Friendship Bridge in Darwaz, which will consolidate permanent overland links between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.Second in a series of bridges to be constructed across the River Panj, the US$500,000 project, undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in collaboration with the two governments, will improve significantly the flow of aid, commerce and trade within Central Asia.
First Ismaili Centre to be built in ME - AGA KHAN ANNONCES FIRST ISMAILI CENTRE IN MIDDLE EAST - 2003-12-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims, announced the first Ismaili Centre to be built in the Middle East. Ismaili Centre, Dubai, when completed, will be comparable in scope and standing to existing major centres in London, Vancouver and Lisbon, one underway in Dushanbe and other in advanced planning stages in Toronto. The foundation ceremony was attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Deputy Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and President of Department of Civil Aviation representing Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
Govt committed to uplift of remote areas: Jamali - GOVT COMMITTED TO UPLIFT REMOTE AREAS - 2003-05-04Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali on Saturday said his government was committed to the development of health, education, female literacy and employment in country's remotest areas.
Dalakhani recorded a famous success in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere at Longchamp.
The Alain de Royer Dupre-trained colt had to dig very deep to fight off the brave challenge of Marcus Tregoning's Mubtaker. Aidan O'Brien's High Chaparral finished well back in third for the second successive year, with Doyen fourth. Christophe Soumillon raced towards the back of the field on the 9-4 second favourite in the early stages from his high draw.
JCR-VIS has assigned a medium to long-term rating of 'A+' with a 'positive' outlook, and short-term rating of A1+ to First Micro Finance Bank Limited (FMBL), said a press release on Monday.
The ratings incorporate the management's expertise and the board's commitment to the mandate of the bank.
Mr John Harris, Head-Financial Services, AKFED (left), with Mr H.V.
Sheshadri, Managing Director & CEO, Development Credit Bank, at a press conference in
Mumbai on Wednesday.
First Microfinance Bank gets highest rating - FIRST MICROFINANCE BANK GETS HIGHEST RATING - 2003-10-11Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The First Micro Finance Bank Limited (FMFBL), one of the first institutions of its kind to receive a license from the Afghan government, has recently been awarded highest rating by the JCR-VIS, a credit rating agency, said a press release on Friday. The FMFBL was awarded a medium to long term rating of 'A+' (Single A Plus) with a positive outlook, and a short term rating of A-1 + (A One Plus). The JCR-VIS said in a press release, 'The ratings incorporate the management's expertise and the boards' commitment to the mandate of the bank.
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President Hamid Karzai officially opened the most luxurious hotel in destitute Afghanistan on Tuesday, with the five-star Kabul Serena touted as a means to lure investors and dollar-spending tourists.
The $36,5-million hotel, opposite the heavily fortified presidential palace, is an almost-total overhaul of the once-famous Kabul Hotel that was badly damaged in the 1992-1996 civil war that destroyed much of the capital.
1SRG and Western Disaster Center team to provide training for FOCUSMOFFET FIELD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 29, 2003--1SRG (1st Special Response Group), an all-volunteer, rapid-deployment first response unit returned from conducting an assessment for Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) in Tajikistan. The scope of the project included prevention, mitigation, and preparedness but primarily dealt with assessing the current disaster response capabilities.