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Japan pledges USD 281mn in aid to Afghanistan

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Japan pledges USD 281mn in aid to Afghanistan

japanJapan signed a USD 281mn contract with the Afghan government on Thursday for the completion of 14 projects through 9 offices of the United Nations in Afghanistan.

The money would be spent towards the agriculture sector, education sector, health sector, police force, and other humanitarian aid.

Japan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Hiroshi Takashi said the aid money is part of Japan’s commitment promised at the Tokyo Conference last year.

Mr. Takashi emphasized on a transparent usage of the aid money.

Meanwhile, UN humanitarian coordinator Mark Boden said the aid would benefit about 3 million and 600 thousand Afghans, including women, children students, and internally displaced groups.

According to Minister of Expatriates and Refugees Jamahir Anwari, the implementation of this project would benefit 700,000 internally displaced Afghans.

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