Japan to provide $17 million to Afghanistan

The government of Japan has pledged $17 million dollars to Afghanistan so it can be used to improve access to drinking water, electricity, and to boost agriculture.

According to Afghan media reports, the money will be given to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water. The head of the ministry, Mohammad Ismael Khan, told reporters that $10 million will be spent in Kabul in order to provide more people with clean drinking water and electricity. Khan said that a hydro power dam will be constructed in the Shakardara valley. Khan also added that the remaining $7 million will be spent in Afghanistan’s central Bamiyan province. The money will be used to construct small dams in order to produce electricity and small water canals to boost agriculture in the province.

November 27, 2011 В· admin В· No Comments
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