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Afghanistan: India launching projects worth $2 million in Nangarhar province


NANGARHAR: The government of India is implementing projects worth up to $2 million in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, local officials said.

The officials further added that the funds will cover three projects in Nangarhar province after they were approved as part of India’s development funds for Afghanistan.

The projects include construction of compound for provincial Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled department, construction of health clinic in Achin district and irrigation project Jalalabad city, the officials added.

The governments of India and Afghanistan signed 12 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) earlier as India pledged $20.4 million in fresh development aid to Afghanistan.

The MoUs were signed by the Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra and a number of the Afghan cabinet ministers, in the presence of Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah.

India has remained one of the key donors for the reconstruction of Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001.

Since 2002, the Government of India has committed USD 2 billion dollars to the socio-economic rebuilding of the Afghan state and society in accordance with the development priorities of the Government and the people of Afghanistan. -KP


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