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EU pledges €90.5 million for Afghanistan’s rural development

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EU pledges €90.5 million for Afghanistan’s rural development

EUBy Ahmadshah Ghanizada: The European Union (EU) has pledged €90.5 million in aid for rural development projects in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday.

Afghan Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal said the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) will use the funds for development projects, including National Solidarity Projects (NSP) and road construction projects, in villages across the country.

The funds will be channeled through the World Bank to the government of Afghanistan, the officials said, adding that the aid will cover hundreds of development projects across the country in the upcoming 3 years.

In the meantime, the EU mission in Afghanistan says that the implementation of development projects will have a positive impact on the living conditions of villagers across the country.

The mission reaffirmed continued support to Afghanistan and pledged that the European Union will remain committed to implement more rural development projects in the country.

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