What’s On In Kabul Issue 13/2006 27 May 2006 NEWS SECTION WFP FACES FUNDING CRISIS Food assistance to some 2.7 million vulnerable Afghans this winter, along with many other food programs for the country, are now under threat, unless more than US $30 million in funds are found soon, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warned on Thursday. WFP aims to pre-position 25,000 MT of food in remote areas of the country between August and October before thousands of isolated and food-insecure communities are cut off by winter snows. WFP is not just the agency's winter program that is under threat - WFP faces an overall shortfall of 49,000 mt of food aid until the end of 2006 out of a total requirement of 106,000 mt for Afghanistan. The UN food agency needs an additional $31 million to fund its activities for the rest of the year, the agency claims. From January to March 2006, WFP has assisted over 1.25 million Afghans with some 16,000 mt of food aid. However, in the worst case scenario, the agency would have to suspend or severely reduce rations for many of its other operations, such as feeding illiterate men and women while they are being taught how to read and write, along with additional programs targeting widows, war-affected children and tuberculosis patients. "Major reductions in our operations will not only endanger the health of millions of Afghans, but also the country's fragile recovery and many of the gains made over recent years," Banbury stressed. AFGHAN BUS ROUTE OPENS TO PAKISTAN Pakistan has reopened a once-popular bus service to Afghanistan after nearly 30 years. The route was suspended because of the chaos and instability caused by the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. A bus carrying 22 passengers left the Peshawar in Pakistan on a 120km journey to Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. Pakistan's transport minister in the North West Frontier province said he hoped the bus service will help to improve relations. Pakistan and Afghanistan have had tense relations since the overthrow of the Taleban by US-led forces in 2001. Kabul accuses Islamabad of doing little to prevent militants from crossing the border into Afghanistan from Pakistan's frontier tribal region - a charge Pakistan denies. The bus service between Peshawar and Jalalabad was suspended in 1979 after Russian forces invaded Afghanistan. The two countries agreed to restart the service during a vist by President Hamid Karzai to Islamabad in March 2005. What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 1 . LICENSING MEDICINE LAW PASSED BY PRESIDENT AND CABINET The current Afghan counter-narcotics law, adopted in December 2005 by the President and Cabinet provides for the implementation of a licensing system under which poppy could be cultivated for the production of opium- based medicines such as morphine and codeine. (See Afghanistan’s Counter Narcotics Law, Chapter III) UAE ETISALAT IN AFGHANISTAN The UAE-based Etisalat has become the fourth cell-phone company to get license to start its services in Afghanistan. This was announced by Minister for Communications Amirzai Sangin during a news conference here on Thursday. Sangin was among members of the presidential entourage which returned from a two-day visit to the UAE the other day. The minister said the company would begin its operations in the country in the coming six months. The company had paid $40.1 million to the government while it would invest $300 million in the country in the next three years. He said the accord with Etisalat was inked during his recent visit to the UAE with President Hamid Karzai. He said the license was issued to the company to create an atmosphere of competition among cell-phone companies in the country. "It was a positive step that a company, having a worldwide popularity, is investing in Afghanistan," he said. Presently, two cell-phone companies are operative in Afghanistan in the names of Roshan and Afghan Wireless Communication Company or AWCC. Another company Areeba had also got the license to start function. The minister said Areeba Company would start functioning in Afghanistan within the next two months. In the meantime, the government-owned Afghan Telecom is already providing service to countrymen. RUSAL BUILDING NEW TAJIK POWER PLANT Russian metals giant Rusal said it has begun work on building a hydropower plant in Tajikistan that will power a new aluminium plant and sell surplus energy on domestic and foreign markets, the company said. Rusal said it in a statement that it has begun investment of 50 MLN USD at the site of the power plant in Rogun, in the centre of this mountainous Central Asian country. The hydropower plant is intended to power a massive aluminium plant that Rusal is to build in the south of the country, close to the Afghan border. It is expected to produce energy not only for Tajikistan, but also for sale to countries in the surrounding region, including Afghanistan and Iran. Rusal is also restoring a second, Soviet-era plant near the western border with Uzbekistan. The latter project has encountered objections from Uzbekistan on environmental grounds. What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 2 . AFGHANISTAN: FURTHERING FEMALE FITNESS Gold’s Gym is one of the most popular spots for women in the western Afghan city of Herat. The first female sports centre to open in this conservative city, it is spearheading a small revolution in women’s leisure and fitness. The facility, open for nearly two years, seems at odds with a country where, just five years ago under the hard line Taliban regime, women were not allowed to work, study or even leave their homes without an all-enveloping burqa gown and an accompanying male relative. “First it was so difficult to convince my family to let me attend a bodybuilding club. But now they are proud of me and understand that it’s my right,” Marzai grinned. The mushrooming of women’s sports facilities in Herat is good news for the country’s fledgling Olympic movement. “Now we have more than 700 women in eight bodybuilding clubs,” Ziaulhaq Zia, deputy head of Herat’s Olympic sports department, said. According to the department, two additional female clubs - for volleyball and basketball – opened this year in the ancient city. There is also demand for hockey, football and baseball from Herat’s women, according to Zia. “Sports facilities are a big step towards the improvement of women’s rights in our country. Women should come out of their homes and take part in social activities," Sima Sher Mohammady, head of Herat province women’s affairs department, said. CULTURAL EVENTS The French Cultural Center (CCFKA) and the Goethe-Institut Kabul in co-operation with the Royan Artistic Center and Naqsh-Film are pleased to present a weekly series of short films from Germany and Afghanistan. The Afghan film directors and film reviewers will also be present for a post film discussion This Week: 1. Student by Edina Kontsek (German) 2. One Thursday Night in Tokyo by Jan Verbeek ( German ) 3. Moving by Zubair Farkhand( Afghanistan ) Thursday 25th of May 2006 at 4:00 p.m. in the CCFKA For more information please contact: 0799 304351 – 0799 125816 – 0799 313922 – 0799 321928 You are cordially invited to this event Imamudeen Hamdard Responsable Administratif et IT Centre Culturel Francais de Kaboul Telephone : +93.(0)79 304351 What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 3 . Zardozi - Markets for Afghan Artisans is holding a sale at the Grill Restaurant th Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25th May, 11.00 am to 3.00 pm Park Palace Guesthouse Friday, 26th May, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm Cool summer fashions and top quality, hand embroidered accessories, home furnishings and gift items for friends and family Zardozi supports Afghan artisans to find markets for their handicrafts by helping them to improve quality whilst preserving age old traditions. Zardozi was formerly the DACAAR Sewing Centre which worked for more than 20 years with women in Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan. The Grill Restaurant is situated on the roundabout, Wazir Akbar Khan. Park Palace Guesthouse is situated off Qalala Pushta Road, opposite the Dutch Embassy. For more information call: 075 202 3477 or e mail email@example.com Visit our showrooms in Sector 2, Karte Parwan (opposite Moulavi Abdul Mateen Mosque) to see our full range of products. If you have left Afghanistan or do not wish to be informed of Zardozi events, then please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org NEW LOCATION AFGHAN GALARY Dear friend/colleagues, First of all thanks to all of you for you active participation during our one month spring discounted sale. It was a success for Afghan Gallery with your support. Now I want to inform you that very soon the Gallery will be shifted to a new location which will be circulated as soon as we finalize the arrangements for the new location. The email (email@example.com )and telephone numbers (+93 (0) 799712442 ) will stay the same. Those of you who have reserved handicrafts or art works can collect their items from the present location till 20th May 06 otherwise collect them from the new location after 20th May. Once again thank you all for your visits and purchasing. With best regards Management of the Afghan Gallery Mobile: +93 (0) 799712442 What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 4 . KABUL UPDATE CENTRAL ASIAN JOB AGENCY (CAJA) Central Asian Job Agency has been newly established in Kabul. We already have an office in Dushanbe Tajikistan for your convenience. CAJA quickly finds, recruits, and places qualified personnel for your organization. We have a large and growing database of job seekers in Kabul and Central Asia.CAJA is run by professional staff. For information please contact 070-066558, EmWe can provide you a variety range of candidates like: OFFICE STAFF Administrators, Financial Officer, IT Officer, Secretaries, Project Manager, Sales Managers and many other positions. CATERING Floor Managers, Waiters, Receptions/Secretary, Bar Tender, Kitchen Help, Guest house Manager etc. MTI GETS AFGHAN LICENCE Dubai-based Modern Technology International has acquired a unified telecom licence to operate fixed, data and mobile in the northern part of Afghanistan, according to Gulf News. Wasel Telecom, MTI's local entity in Afghanistan, is expected to start commercial services by November 2006. What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 5 . VEHICLE RENTAL WITH SIGNATURE GROUP Kabul Rent-A-Car offers you a rate that is guaranteed to be the lowest among all Kabul Afghanistan car rental companies whether renting an economy car or a full size SUV. Kabul Rent-A-Car has a great selection of rental cars to choose from in Kabul whether you need to rent a car for business or pleasure. Car rental classes range all the way from economy Toyota Corrolas to SUV rentals. If you need extra space to transport a number of people or large cargo, their van rentals are the perfect option. For Kabul Rent-A-Car enquiries ask Mike Adams for a quotation Phones: Local 070030534. International - 0093 (0) 70030534. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.kabulrentals.webeden.co.uk/ PETS DO YOU WANT SHIP YOUR PETS TO YOUR HOME? Don’t worry, we will do it! For most people, the transportation of their beloved pets can be a worrying experience. Now you can have the assurance that you are dealing with experienced professionals who have moved hundred of pets from Afghanistan, and provide the same care for your pet as you would yourself. We move pets from Afghanistan to any part of world you desire and can also provide facilities for temporary boarding and the provision of airline approved kennels. We are also available to assist in the completion of documents; government quarantine and customs import/export documentation, customs prior release formalities, and assistance with health/vaccination certificates. Please feel free to contact: POC: Fareed Qureshi, Ph: 0092-51-227 8836 & 0092-51-287 8836, Cell: 92-321-500 7414. E mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.carrypackers.com Dear friends and valued customers, What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 6 . HEETAL HOTEL PLAZA We are pleased to announce that Heetal Plaza Hotel is now United Nations Security approved and we take this oppertunity to thank you for choosing us as your favorate Hotel and Restaurant. To appreciate you and your business we would like to offer you a special discount of 20% on all Hotel transactions. Kindly print this email or present the offer number 3456 to your server upon paying to benefit from this special offer. Hotel Heetal Plaza, End of str.14 Behind the Mosque, Wazir Akber Khan, Kabul http://www.heetal.com, email@example.com, +93-799-159697 FOUR- LOOKING FOR A FOUR- LEGGED FRIEND IN TIGGER HOUSE? ADOPT A FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND TODAY ---- We have healthy, vaccinated, friendly local cats, dogs, kittens and puppies available at no charge to good homes. We also accept any cat or dog, rescued or owned, for shelter, care and medical treatment. If you call us, we will pick up the animal where you are or where you have found it. We provide all vaccinations, deworming, neutering of males, and basic medical treatment for injuries or disease. We are also able to arrange spaying of females. We can help arrange to ship your pet or rescued animal to the US or Europe. Visitors are welcome any day. Please call us at Tigger House any time at 070 230 482 / 070276658. TRAVEL TIPS DISCOVER CENTRAL ASIA WITH ASIA EXPRESS Asia Express in Dushanbe are pleased to introduce to you - holiday packages to Central Asian states (Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan). These Central Asian states are blessed with some of the most beautiful, unaffected and pristine areas in the world. Central Asia has a lot to offer; vibrant plant life, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, isolated mountains, glacial lakes and rivers, diverse cultures and friendly people. We are the only agency providing these travel arrangements to Central Asia in the shape of almost a package to you. Here is short information over the details of our arrangements: What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 7 . • Provide diverse information about Central Asian states like country, people, culture, nature, tourist attraction, hotels, clubs, visa arrangements etc. • Provide you with the invitation letter and assist in the process of obtaining visa to Central Asian States. • Make reservation and flight booking between Kabul and Central Asian states. • Provide you with a male/female personal assistant who will assist you also as a translator, tourist guide. Our translator/tourist guides speak foreign languages like English, French, German, Turkish, Chinese, and Spanish etc. • Provide you the list of famous restaurants, clubs,bars, museums, monuments and other interesting attractions/places. • Provide you with outdoor tours which include sking, hiking, mountain climbing, jeep trip to the mountains, trip to Pamir etc. • Provide you with a 24 hour telephone stand-by services whereby you can make a call regarding any issue any time. • Finally, we can provide you with any service or comfort according to your wish. Presently we can provide holiday packages to Tajikistan. And soon we will start with other countries of Central Asia. There are weekly Ariana and UN flight between Kabul and Dushanbe and it is possible to travel to Tajikistan over land from Kunduz. Please note that our holiday arrangements are unique and interesting. We are the only agency offering this group of holiday packages. The main office of Asia Express is in Dushanbe and we have representatives in Kabul who will facilitate your plans. Please contact 070-066558 , 070-274858, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Your way around Afghanistan Afghan Logistics & tours Pvt.Co.Ltd is proud of being the first government licensed tour operator car rental & 24 hours mini cab services company in Afghanistan. What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 8 . We offer you suitable prices and high quality services, enjoy the quality of our services by using our services. For more information please contact Muqim Jamshady CEO Afghan Logistics & Tours Pvt.Co. Ltd Cell Phone: (93) 070 277408 Skype: muqim01 Deputy Cell: (93) 070 288668 Office Manager Cell: (93) 0799 391462 / 070 479435 Office Sat phone: 0088 216 2116 4294 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.afghanlogisticstours.com Your way around Afghanistan INDIAN AIRLINES – NEWS AND FLIGHTS SCHEDULE India’s premier national carrier completed one year of operations between Delhi and Kabul on Mar 31st 2006. Indian Airlines had re-launched its Afghanistan operations after almost a decade. st Starting with two weekly flights on Mar 31 2005 Delhi – Kabul – Delhi which were extremely popular and seeing the potential Indian Airlines decided to add one more weekly flight on Aug 23 2005 and subsequently a fourth weekly frequency on Mar 27th 2006. Indian Airlines offers connections to all major cities and towns within India and international connections to the middle -east and far –east from India. Indian Airlines is currently flying 4 times a week Delhi – Kabul – Delhi on every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Aircraft Airbus 320 Flight Schedule Monday Delhi to Kabul Departure : 0910 Arrival : 1010 Kabul to Delhi Departure : 1140 Arrival : 1430 -------------- Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Delhi to Kabul Departure : 1110 Arrival : 1210 Kabul to Delhi Departure : 1330 Arrival : 1620 For Enquiries and Reservations please email us at : email@example.com Or call 0799-308 303 / 0799 309 713 / 075 2023130 ANAAR TRAVELS www.anaartravels.com - ANNAR F.S. – GSA for Indian Airlines - Opp. Indian Embassy, Interior Ministry Road, Kabul. What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 9 . RESTAURANTS RESTAURANTS & GUEST HOUSES BAKU RESTAURANT IN KABUL Please taste the real delicious AZARI food in Baku restaurant in Kabul. Azeri Restaurant Baku is open every day from 11.00 to 22.00 o cloc. The Bar is open to midnight. On fridays and saturdays,from 11.00 to 14.00. Delivery and Take away services are also available. You can enjoy, the meal in private rooms furnished in the best traditions of Azeri culture and under beautiful Azeri music Mugham. Foods We offer to our guests the variety of starters, soup and Dolma, Kutab, Plov, Shashlik and many other famous Azeri dishes. European and Asian dishes are also available in our restaurant. Our address Kabul,Wazir Akbarkhan,str 15 lane5.hous329 Phone0799083918,0799827313. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org GOLDEN KEY SEAFOOD We are experienced restaurateurs and have two excellent facilities in UAE. Our facility here in Kabul boasts a garden and bar, and a guesthouse with UN security guards. We have a variety of fresh food and free delivery for every menu item. Our seafood is direct from Dubai daily. Our hours are from 11:00 am to 11:00pm. Please join us for your next experience dining out. Experience the real taste of sea food along with the Asian hospitality. Please contact us through 0799-002800, 00799-016591, Email: email@example.com HEETAL HERITAGE HOTEL We are pleased to announce Heetal Heritage Hotel’s special spring discount. You are invited to come and enjoy your spring with us and benefit from the following packages; Extended stay package: Enjoy 30% flat discount on rack rate and all the hotel services including Laundry, Room service, Restaurant and Business Centre Dining: Flat 20% discount at Carlito’s and Wazir’s on your final bill. Offer is valid for limited time only. This offer is not valid on existing bookings. We look forward into receiving you at the Hotel. Heetal Heritage Hotel; End of Str.14, Behind the old Mosque, Wazir Akber Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan Phone: 0799-159-697, website: http://www.heetal.com The hotel is located right under the slope of Wazir Akber Khan mountain. For more information and directions kindly contact us at: About the Hotel:We have three types of accommodation in house; Standard, Executive and Tower Suites. Furnishings and amenities are all excellent. Our Tower Suites are our most spacious accommodations and laid out in a duplex style. Each setting has a small private office as well as a living room and bedroom. What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 10 . Executive rooms also have a small studio and provide a comfortable and serene environment for those discerning guests who like to work after their routine office work, or just simply relax. All of our rooms boast ample accommodation for your plans whether they be relaxation, business or special events. 'Wazir's', is possibly one of the best fine dining restaurants in town and provides multi-culturalcuisine. The restaurant is modern in seating but acquiescently traditional – a fusion of sorts between Afghan and Mediterranean styles. 'Carlitos' serves the best of Mexican and Mediterranean cuisines. The hotel also houses a Gymnasium for those fitness conscious guests and is free of charge for their use at any time of during their stay with us. We also have car rental services, a complementary wide choice movie collection, courier partnered arrangements, personalized security arrangement on request, helicopter charters and pick up and drop- off at the Airport. SHISHA RESTAURANT Shisha Restaurant is newly opened in heart of Kabul city. We an international cuisine which is included Italian, Mexican, Seafood, Afghani food, Steaks, Burger/Sandwiches etc. We have a free home delivery system. Our opening hours are from 8:00 am to 11:30 p.m and we are located in madina bazaar Qala-e-fateullah. Please contact us via phone: 070-691465, 0799-725793 SPRINGFIELD RESTAURANT & SPORTS BARS Springfield restaurant and sports bar welcomes to enjoy our spring/summer menu. We have newly added a sports bar which is separate from the Guest house. We have facility to cater for 100 person at any time plus 50 person in our sports bar. We are open 7 days a week. Please don’t forget. Saturday BBQ day and Monday quiz night prizes to be won! Springfield guesthouse and restaurant is UN approved and has a secure environment for parking. We are located Str.15, 3rd turn left house no.181, Phone: 0799-001520, 0799-150044 FLOWER STREET CAFÉ Our new Spring/Summer menu is now available! Kabul’s best burger and fries, grilled sandwiches, Fresh juices, frappuccino & cappuccino coffees Take Away, Lunch Delivery & Catering available Open daily 8am to 5pm. Our popular brunch is from 9am to 3pm on Fridays & Saturdays “One of the best sandwiches I’ve ever tasted” – The Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh. Kabul, August 29th, 2005 House #57, Street 7, Qala-e-Fatullah (between Taimani and Qala-e-Fatullah roads) firstname.lastname@example.org , Tel: 070-29-3124 and 0799-35-6319 What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 11 . KABUL’S FIRST AUTHENTIC COFFEEHOUSE Street # 6 Qalle Fatullah Sip exquisitely prepared espresso drinks, hot chocolate, and freshly baked pastries, or select from our menu of original steamers and fruit smoothies. Begin your workday with a delicious espresso drink, call ahead (070076106) with your order and we'll have it ready for pick up! Have that serious afternoon discussion over an espresso with colleagues, or relax after work (escape your guesthouse) and meet new people in a warm, friendly atmosphere. And join us for leisurely Friday repast, bring a book, munch a freshly baked pastry with exquisite hot chocolate or espresso drink in our lovely garden. Coming soon, wireless Internet, current magazines and newspapers, and music, music, music. Let us know what you'd like to hear! L’ATMOSPHERE Enjoy a unique taste of Frenchness… and more The French Restaurant is open every day, except Sunday, from 10:30am to 10pm (and the bar to midnight). From now on : The Garden Season ! Swimming pool, outside bar… L’Atmosphère, Tai Mani street 4 (between Tai Mani and Qalah-e Fatullah) Contacts : 0799 30 02 64 (Enayat) ; 070 22 49 82 (Marc) ; email@example.com ; http://latmospherekabul.blogs.com (for booking, delivery service, menus and galleries of pictures) BAKHTAR II GUEST HOUSE Please taste the real Afghan hospitality with the in the Bakhtar guesthouse. We have comfortable rooms with TV, DVD player, Satellite, internet connection, fridge and a nice garden. We also have breakfast and lunch services in the guest house. Our staff speak foreign languages and are well trained to serve our guests to their satisfaction. Bakhtar Guest house is located str.10 WAK. For more information please contact 070-279004, 070-211911, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com MISCELLANEOUS ROYA MATTRESS ROYA Mattress is the only shop in Kabul and Herat which sells quality beds, mattress, blanket, bed sheets, pillow. We have high quality products from famous companies of the world. We have free delivery to your home and our expert staff will also do the installation of your bed. If you want to have a comfortable night and good sleep please come and visit us. We are located in Shar-i-now opposite to UNICA (UN) Guest house and near the Dutch embassy. Roya Mattress is open 7 days a week. You can contact with phone: 020-2201656 What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 12 . PURCHASE WITH PEACE OF MIND Deyanat ltd. Please visit us at Samsung Digital Plaza , Chahrahe- Turabaz Khan,Shahr-e- Now Kabul or write us with confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at 0093 79 9 888 685. You will find the following products of World’s top class brands with affordable prices. SAMSUNG Exclusive and official distributors in Afghanistan. Dealing in:- Samsung Home Appliances • Split Air Conditioners ( 9000, 12000, 18000 and 24000 BTU capacities) Heat/ cool models ( with Silver NANO health system) • Floor standing Air conditioners • Single door, double door, side by side refrigerators ( with twin cooling system) • Top of range front loading washing Machine • Twin tub and top loading washing Machines Samsung AV • Samsung Plasma Display panel PDP • Samsung Projection TVS • Samsung Flat TVs • Samsung Audio and DVD ( Arriving soon) Samsung Air Purifier • World’s famous Air purifier ( you will surely like it) PALSON KITCHEN APPLIANCES • State of the art, Durable, Convenient, User friendly full range from Spain. Hyundai from Korea • Extensive range of TVS and DVDs What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 13 . SARAK KHUMAR LTD. SUHRAB ELECTRONICS Take advantage of aggressive pricing on our most popular models From the most popular world wide companies Designed for small – and medium – sized laptop & desktop computers MP3, MP4, players, iPod APPLE Imac, desktop & laptop computers LCD, PLASMA, color TVs, MULTI region DVD PLAYER, latest mobile phones’ Electrical measurements, Projectors, UNLOCKED play station games’ Xbox, I.T. equipments, inkjet LaserJet color printers, cartridges’ digital cameras’ GARMIN GPS, Thuraya satellite phone, Motorola radios’ irdium satellite phone. Address: Kabul Share naw Ansary square Kabul city center First floor shop No: G2 Contact: 0799- 191919 / 070- 181818 / 020- 2203463 Email: us at, email@example.com CHELSEA SUPERMARKET Chelsea super market is your ideal place for shopping. We have a variety of quality products imported directly from Dubai. You can find all your specialty foods, kitchen items, groceries, and personal hygiene products. The Afghanistan International Bank AIB has newly installed an ATM cash machine in our supermarket. You can always come to Chalsea supermarket for cash. We are located in Shari now near flower & Chicken Street. Phone:020-2200991, 070274904, 070-228660. DANISH PRINTING PRESS Danish printing press accepts all your order like printing booklets, leaflets, business card, year reports and all other paper work. We are also the biggest shop for the stationery in Kabul and can provide you stationery with high quality from famous companies. You can find us in front of Jamhuriat hospital, Phone:070-223455, 0202202812, Email: Danish_co@yahoo.com AKIRA WORKSHOP AKIRA Workshop is equipment with most modern electronic equipment and qualified staff. You can contact us for repair of all kinds electric equipment like air conditioner, split unit, refrigerator, ice cream machine and many other electric equipment. For more information please contact with phone: 070-248181, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 14 . JOB SECTION OFFERING A JOB CENTRAL ASIAN JOB AGENCY (CAJA) Central Asian Job Agency has been newly established in Kabul. We already have an office in Dushanbe Tajikistan for your convenience. CAJA quickly finds, recruits, and places qualified personnel for your organization. We have a large and growing database of job seekers in Kabul and Central Asia.CAJA is run by professional staff. For information please contact 070-066558, We can provide you a variety range of candidates like: OFFICE STAFF Administrators, Financial Officer, IT Officer, Secretaries, Project Manager, Sales Managers and many other positions. CATERING Floor Managers, Waiters, Receptions/Secretary, Bar Tender, Kitchen Help, Guest house Manager etc. SAMSUNG KABUL Engineer/Technician for air conditioner If you are willing to work for an International brand and have sufficient experience of Air conditioner installation, Maintenance and repairs. Thorough Knowledge of Afghanistan Market, Have leadership qualities, and ability to lead and work with a team, Then an attractive package is awaiting for you with excellent working environment. Please write with confidence to email@example.com or contact Mr. Naseer Salman Mobile No. 0799 888 685 . DEUTSCHE PRESSE-AGENTUR (DPA) DPA is looking for a new Afghanistan correspondent. The person in charge has to be of afghan origin and will have to cover news of international relevance from Afghanistan on his own. That implies long and sometimes odd working hours, but also a salary matching international standards. The Afghanistan correspondent needs to be fluent in written and spoken English. He should have several years of experience in print journalism and ideally should have held a position of responsibility with a news agency. He has to be based in Kabul and has to assist the south Asia correspondent based in Delhi during his stays in Afghanistan. DPA is one of the world’s leading international news agencies supplying news on a global basis and entirely from its own sources. For more information on the company please visit http://www.dpa.com/en/unternehmenswelt/news_popup_index.html What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 15 . If you are interested in applying for the job, please do so by e-mail only. Please send your application including your CV and written samples of your journalistic work to our Delhi office manager firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com HOME ESSENTIALS Home Essentials is a global furniture company that is based out of Dallas and is head Quartered in Hong Kong. We also have operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Muscat, Doha, Tripoli, Sudan, Madrid, Barcelona and Iraq. Here in Afghanistan our clients are the Embassies, NGOs, UN, Ministries, and Military Camps etc. Home Essentials is looking for a Assistant Country Manager for Afghanistan office located in Kabul. He/She would be responsible for looking after the entire operations starting from Managing & Training staff, driving sales & Revenue, ensuring profitability of the location etc. The knowledge of the local market is vital part of the job. Preference will be given to an Afghan Expatriate or any foreign National who has excellent sales skills. Knowledge of excellent English is very important. Local knowledge is vital. The candidate will be offered a contract with a probation period of three months. Salary would be anything from 2000-3000 USD $ + option on profit sharing. For more information please contact: Navdeep Vijan MD - Home Essentials, Kabul, Afghanistan +93 (0) 799 47 97 84 Mobile +93 (0) 799 82 98 98 Office www.homeessentials.org www.office-essentials.org TFI INTERNATIONAL TFI-International is looking for the specialists listed below for working on construction projects within Afghanistan. TFI is in an international construction company operating in Central Asian countries, mainly in Afghanistan. - Health and Safety engineer - Project managers - Inventory manager - Quality control engineer - Accountant - Security Manager (English is must Turkish, Tajik is preferable, 2 years experience min) Business Development specialist in Afghanistan • English is must • Experience in writing proposals, market analysis, market research Place of work – Afghanistan Health and Safety engineer • Strong experience in H&S field and construction Place of work – Afghanistan Requirements: - Perfect English - Strong experience in a certain field What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 16 . - Perfect computer skills - Analytical thinking, solving problems skills - Ability to live and work in Afghanistan no less than one year Send CV at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Learn more about us at www.tfi-intl.com HEETAL PLAZA "Heetal Plaza Hotel in Wazir Akber khan Kabul Afghanistan is looking to hire an expatriate living in Kabul who wants to explore opportunities in the Hotel industry. The candidate must know the market in Kabul and the expatriate community. Background as a manager is a must. He or she must be fluent in English and computer literate with experience in the hotel and restaurant industry as a bonus. Candidates who are interested are kindly asked to send their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or Call at 0799- 32-13-89 after April 25th to fix an appointment. Heetal Plaza Hotel in Wazir Akber Khan,Kabul Afghanistan requires a Personal assistant (Secretary). Candidates who wish to apply for this position are requested to send their cv to email@example.com or call 0799-32-1389 after April 25th to fix an appointment. Must be fluent in English and computer literate must have a pleasant and professional personality to deal with a mostly expatriate clientele. ISAF - CIVILIAN JOB VACANCIES HQ ISAF Civilian Personnel Officer (CPO) HQ ISAF Deputy Civilian Personnel Officer (DCPO) Telephone Commercial Mobile (Afghan Wireless Communication Center - AWCC) Calls from out of country: +93 7995 12235 Calls from within Afghanistan: 07995 12235 Application Form Applications must be made using official ISAF Application Form (available on the web site) and returned to the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please do not attach any diplomas or certificates unless specifically requested so. There is no need to send your application by post to JFC Brunssum. APPOINTMENTS The civilian personnel staff will NOT meet "walk-in" applicants any longer. PRESENT VACANCIES 1. International Civilian Hires (ICC): These positions are only for civilians who are citizens of any nation which can provide NATO recognized security clearance with the exception of host nation citizens. Assistant CPO (Deadline 30 May 2006) Senior Assistant (Recruitment) (Deadline 30 May 2006) Recruitment Administrator (Deadline 30 May 2006) Chief Supply OPS and Property Accounting (Deadline 20 May 2006) Officer Fire Chief (Deadline 30 June 2006) Deputy Fire Chief (Deadline 30 June 2006) Shift Leader Fire Brigade (Deadline 30 June 2006) (2 positions) What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 17 . Deputy Leader Fire Brigade (Deadline 30 June 2006) (2 positions) Here is the ISAF International Civilian Consultant Pay Scale Benefit package includes: - Installation allowance equal to one-month salary (50% to be reimbursed not completing three years of service) - Accommodation in the Camp, free of charge - Meals of good/reasonable quality at nominal prices - Laundry at nominal charge - Two days of annual leave per month worked - Start of Tour & End of Tour paid transportation - 5 + 2 days "Leave from Theatre" plus reimbursement of ticket up to € 1000 for every 6 months spent in the Theatre - Medical Insurance from Breda International, small fee charged LOOKING FOR A JOB: Howitt Molly Howitt 21 Harold Terrace, Newton, MA 02465 646 223 0766, email@example.com __________________________________________________________________________________ EDUCATION Center for Creative Teaching Bennington College, Bennington, VT Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T), 2001 Bennington College, Bennington, VT Bachelor of Arts graduate, 2000 LANGUAGES American Sign Language: Fluency AWARDS/GRANTS Bennington College New Teachers’ Fellowship Partners In Education Grant PROFESSIONAL/ TEACHING EXPERIENCE Teacher, The Learning Center for Deaf Children, Framingham, MA Fall 2005-Current Developed and taught original curricula in all academic subjects accommodated for Deaf students using up to date media technology, visual stimuli and hands on, experiential educational techniques; promoted English literacy, critical reading and writing skills using original curriculum designed for English as a Second Language students. Adjunct Faculty Member, La Guardia Community College, Long Island City, NY Fall 2003- 2005 Devoloped and taught courses in Communication Skills department designed for international English as a Second Language Learners which included: Personal Essay Writing, a course designed for international students focusing on the development of critical writing skills in expressive, persuasive, and detailed essay writing; Reading Comprehension Skills, a course designed to facilitate international students’s reading skills to prepare them for critical reading of college level texts; CXS 200 and CXS 099, courses designed to help prepare students for the reading and writing portions of the CUNY Proficiency Exams. Mentored and evaluated What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 18 . specific students, developed multi-media based curriculum materials designed to foster students’ proficiency in utilizing up-to-date technology. Program Director/Director of Fund Raising, Deaf+ Experiential Education Program, Windsor Mountain International Windsor, NH 2002-Current (Summers) Designed, established, and directed a completely integrated non-profit experiential educational summer program for children ages 9-14. Expanded, promoted, and facilitated the 2003, 2004 seasons; hired and trained qualified staff; raised the full annual program cost of $40,000; interviewed and selected scholarship recipients. Teacher, First Grade, Home Schooling New York, NY 2003-2004 School Year Designed and implemented an Individualized Educational Plan for a six year old. Designed, developed and taught full first grade curriculum in compliance with New York State requirements for reading/writing, math, science, social studies, and art. Tutor/Mentor for International Graduate School Students New York, NY 2003 – 2005 Provided academic support, tutoring, and mentorship for international college and graduate schools students studying in the US. Taught study skills and critical reading and writing skills, helped students develop their work to meet the high standards of their university and graduate programs. Provided feedback and editing support. Teacher, Fifth Grade, New Mexico School for the Deaf, Santa Fe, NM 2002 – 2003 School Year Developed and taught original curricula in all academic subjects accommodated for Deaf children using visual stimuli and hands on, experiential techniques; promoted English and ASL literacy through in depth art instruction, using color and texture to help students access their PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATOR Professional translator with year of experience can help you with all your oral and written translation Jobs. Besides working with international organizations I have also long standing experience in working with journalists and news agencies We can also facilitate your meetings with the government authorities, local institutions, international organization etc. for more info please contact 070-066558 HANDYMAN Handyman can install your digital satellite receiver, cable TV and some other small electric work at your home. For more info please contact 070-218558 FAZEL AHMAD BEAUTY SALON (For men) Fazel Ahmad beauty saloon for men with a long standing experience provide you all beauty services. The opening time is from 8 to 18:00 6 days a week. Our address is Charahi Haji Yaqob and for further information please contact 020-2202490. What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 19 . Selling - Buying – Renting Please note that “What’s on” team can change style of your text and remove big pictures if it will be necessary Dear subscribers please do not forget to ask us to remove your advertisement if succeeded. EXPAT ACCOMODATION AVAILABLE Modern house apartment located most central part of the city is available for an expatriate in Kabul. The house apartment has five furnished rooms and is equipped with all modern facilities. It is in secure part of the city and meets most of the security requirements of the international organizations. It is most perfect for a person who wants to share the house as one expatriate is already living there. The rent is reasonable and can be discussed upon showing interest. If like to have more information or want to see the house apartment please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org IRIN RADIO IRIN Radio is looking for a new office. We have an office down at the UN Jalalabad Rd compound, but we're very keen to move into the city. We're small and so rather than renting a property by ourselves, we're interested in any chance to co-locate with another NGO/agency that has more room than it needs. We're looking for three rooms, one of which could be converted to a radio production studio. IRIN's principal role is to provide news and analysis for the humanitarian community and it operates in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. IRIN is part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, but it has editorial independence and its reports do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its various agencies. IRIN's Afghanistan Radio Project provides humanitarian reporting training and produces humanitarian-themed radio programs. I’m wondering if you know of organizations that we could approach. The catch is that we need to be MOSS compliant. If a compound is nearly MOSS compliant we may be able to provide some funds to get it over the line - if that's something the organisation is interested in. If you have any leads, we’d be very happy to hear from you. Michael Dwyer, Phone: 0799026781, email@example.com CAR FOR RENT A SUV Toyota Surf in perfect condition is to rent to reasonable price. The vehicle can be rented with or without a driver. The driver we provide with the car is realiable and familiar with the location of most of the international organization in Kabul. For further information please contact 0799-553096 ADOPT KITTENS "Two sweet kittens available (born beginning of April)per end of May. Contact Maria Hager 070 255 602, firstname.lastname@example.org". Does anybody know of a reliable veterinary clinig for vaccinating and neutering cats?" M. Hager 070 255 602, email@example.com What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 20 . WHAT’S ON DIRECTORY Accommodation ASSA Guest House 0799-555666 Park Residence Guest House 0799-666555. firstname.lastname@example.org EURO Guest House 070-197220/0799342705 Chicken Street G.H 070-211911 HEETAL G. House 0799-167824/0799159697 0799-354090, email@example.com Ajmal Wali G.House, 070-277657, 0799335934 Rose Garden Palace Hotel, 0799-013055 Star Inn Guest House, 0799-558787, 0799003333 070-70271107, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OTTAWA Resorts, 0799-321401, 070203412 Mustafa Hotel 070-276021,Mustafa_hotel@yahoo.com Le Monde Guest House 0799-614872/070-280751 B’Place Guest House 070-276416, 070276711 = ATM Machines AIB, Afghanistan International Bank AIB House, 1608, Behind Amani High School, Wazir Akbar Khan, Openings time, Sun-Thu:9:00-17:00, Sat: 9:00-13:00 Intercontinental Hotel, 1 ATM, 24 hours open. Currency US dollars Kabul International Airport, 1 ATM, 24 hours open, currency US dollars Kabul City Center, 1 ATM, 24 hours open, currency US dollars Bagram Military Base, 1 ATM, 24 hours open, currency US dollars ISAF HQ military Base, 1 ATM, 24 hours, currency US dollars and EURO KAIA Military Base, 1 ATM, 24 hours, currency US dollars and EURO Standard & Chartered bank Str.10 Wazir Akbar Khan near Pakistan Embassy Opening time: Official days 9:00 to 18:00 Dancing & Instrumental Lessons Disco Clubs Galleries Museums Sports Get fit with the Tae kwondo world champion! Dutch basketball fanatic is looking for pick up games. If anybody is looking for an extra Tennis pointguard/forward please let me know where and when to meet you to play some ball. Volley ball Contact ard at email@example.com or 0799-654551 I am looking for opportunity to play volleyball in Badminton Kabul. Please contact Sandra at 0799-216-793. Basketball What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 21 . Restaurants in Kabul Phone English Menu And/Or Opening № NAME Cuisine ADDRESS PHONE Orders/Home English Speaking Staff Hours Delivery L’ATMOSPHERE 0799-300264 1. French French & English menu 10:00 -22:00 Str.4, Qala-e- fatullah Phone orders Restaurant 070-224982 DEHLI DARBAR English menu Moslim Str, near 0799-324899 2. Indian 10.00 – 22.00 Phone orders Restaurant English speaking staff Assa Guest House 0799-833238 POPOLANO Charahi Ansari 070-288116 3. French English menu 09.00 – 22.00 Phone orders Restaurant Kabul LAI THAI Restaurant English menu Str15 Wazir Ak Khan 070-297557 4. Thai 11.00 –21.00 No English speaking staff House No.124 070-278640 B’S PLACE Str.2, Qala-e- fatullah 070-276416 5. Italian, Mexican English menu 11.00 – 23.00 Phone order Restaurant(Guest.House) House No.3 070-276711 ELBOWROOM 0799-352538 6. Continental/Europe English menu 10.30 – 22.00 MOFA street No Restaurant/Bar 070-254432 VILA VELEBITA Str 10 Wazir Ak 7. Restaurant/Bar European English menu 10.00 – 22.00 khan 0799-160368 No ISTANBUL Macroian2, Matba 070-200116 8. Turkish English menu 08.00 – 21.00 Phone orders Restaurant block 104 0799-356282 ESCALADES 9. European English menu 10.00 – 22.00 1st Qala-e-Fateullah 0799-473763 No Restaurant GOLDEN KEY Str.13, Wazir Akbar 0799-002800 10. Chinese English menu 10.00 – 21.00 No SEA FOOD RES Khan Kabul 0799-016591 KULBA AFGHAN Shar-e-now, Esmat 0799452151 11. Afghan, Italian English menu 10:00 – 21.00 No Moslim Str. 3rd floor 070034979 SHAR-E-NOW Shar-e-now, 0799-300797 12. Fast Food English menu 09.00 – 21.00 Phone order BURGER opoosite park 070-255788 13 Str.Wazir Akbar 0799-317979 Phone orders/ 13. EVEREST PIZZA Fast Food English menu 09.00 – 21.00 Khan, Kabul 070-263636 home delivery SAMARQAND Qala Musa, near 0799-234646 14. International English menu 10:00 - 22:00 No Restaurant/Bar Panalpina 0799-118460 15. CARLITOS Mexican English Menu Str 15 Wazir Ak 0799-159697 No What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 22 . Restaurant/Bar 10:00 - 22:00 Khan 0799-167824 KABUL INN Qala-Fateullah, near 0799-359355 16. International 10:00-22:00 No Guest H/Restaurant English Menu Zarghoona school 020-2201407 RED HOT SIZZLIN Old macrorian, ARC 17. International English Menu 11:00-21:00 Restaurant Yuksel Camp TAVERNE DU Middle Eastern Str 10 Wazir Akbar 18. English Menu 11:00-22:00 Yes LIBAN Khan FLOWER STREET House No.57, Str#7 070293124 Yes, Phone 19. California Cuisine English Menu 8:00 -17:00 CAFÉ, Restaurant Qala-e-Fatullah 0799356319 order delivery SHANDIZ Restaurant 10:00 – 21:00 0799-342928 20. International English Menu Wazir Akbar Khan 070-284026 Yes Deutscher Hof Kabul Kalai Fattulah, Street 21. German German/ English Menu 11:00 – 23:30 0799-322582 No Restaurant& G.House 3, House 60 BAKU Azerbaijani Street 15, Lane 5, 0799-083918 22. Azerbaijani English Menu 11:00- 22:00 0799-827313 No Restaurant House, 329 WAK International (Buffet English menu and Kabul Serena Hotel, 0799-654000 23. 06.30 -22.00 ext. 4553 Yes CAFÉ ZARNEGAR and a la carte) Speaking staff Froshgah Street South East Asian (set English menu and Kabul Serena Hotel, 0799-654000 24. 18.00 -22.00 Yes SILK ROUTE menu available) Speaking staff Froshgah Street ext. 4554 SERENA PASTRY Freshly baked English menu and Kabul Serena Hotel, 0799-654000 25. 07.00 -20.00 Yes SHOP pastries and bread Speaking staff Froshgah Street ext. 4560 ANAR Restaurant English menu and 26. Indian- Chinse 11:00-22:00 Str14, Lane 3 WAK 0799-567291 No speaking staff TAVERNE DU English menu and 27. International 11:00-22:00 Str14, Lane 3 WAK 070-210651 No LIBAN speaking staff KOREAN Restaurant English menu and Str.2, house No.120, 0799 199509 28. Korean 11:00-21:00 0799 007546 Yes speaking staff Karte-She, Kabul SUFI Restaurant English menu and Aryoob Cinema, 2nd 29. International 11:00-22:00 No speaking staff part of Karte Parwan Shamiana Restaurant English menu and 30. Multi Cuisine 7:00-23:00 Kabul City Center 020-2203131 No speaking staff What’s On In Kabul 7/2006 23 .