Generous pledge from Japan to protect lives and livelihoods in Afghanistan

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) said yesterday that the government of Japan has signed an agreement with them in which $19 million dollars will be provided so that three eight-month projects can be completed that will protect lives and livelihoods in Afghanistan.

According to a report from UNOPS:

The first project will design and construct a new Arthal Bridge and repair the approach roads to the bridge, contributing to a safe, functional and integrated transportation network in Kabul City.

The second project focuses on accessibility during winter and will build new facilities, or repair existing ones, for the effective management of traffic and maintenance of snow clearing equipment. It will also provide management and engineering training to the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) personnel to enhance their capacity to clear snow and prevent avalanches.

The third project aims to improve preparedness for disaster and post-disaster responses in Ghor Province, where people are faced with cyclical occurrences of flood, drought and snow disaster.

Peter Krogh Sorensen, UNOPS Director and Representative, said that thanks to this generous contribution from Japan, he is convinced that they can make a difference in the lives of the Afghan population.

March 1, 2011 В· admin В· No Comments
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