The Afghan Eye
The Afghan Eye
Oct 26, 2020
Hamid Helmandi on challenges of Urban Development and Agriculture in Afghanistan
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Hamid Helmandi, a specialist in urban development and agriculture, was the cofounder of the First Afghanistan Construction Company along with the family members of former president Hamid Karzai. Helmandi tells his story of being involved in a state of the art urban development project called Ayno Mina in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province. 


Below are links to Hamid Helmandi, his current position and news articles related to his story. 
 Abdul Hamid Helmandi, senior advisor of Afghan president Ashraf Ghani:

Hamid Helmandi on Twitter:

According to several AFCO partners, Shah Wali Karzai had transferred about $55 million. “He simply opened another company, and put the money in that company,” Mahmoud Karzai said in an interview:

US Prosecutors probe Karzai’s brother:

Bank Fraud case of Mahmoud Karzai:

Afghan president appoints Mahmoud Karzai as acting minister for Urban Development:

Afghan Wind Solar:

NPR 2008 Interview with Helmandi about Ayno Mina:

Pajhwok news item about Afghanistan Construction Company in 2018:

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