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Japan signs contracts for four new development projects in Afghanistan

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Japan signs contracts for four new development projects in Afghanistan

Japan has signed four new development project contracts with different Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) under the country’s “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GAGP)” program. The signing ceremony was led by Kenichi Masamoto, Charge d’affaires ad interim of Japan to Afghanistan in the Japanese embassy.

Estimated to cost $400,000, the newly approved projects will protect more than 20,000 acres of land from threats of flood water and benefit approximately 8,760 people in the provinces of Parwan, Laghman and Panjshir.

These projects are considered extremely crucial to the development of agriculture in the country, especially considering that last year alone, flood water washed away acres of land in those very provinces. According to the Japanese embassy, the development of these projects will not only protect these lands, but help farmers have access to enough amounts of water for the cultivation of their lands and crops which will then result in good harvest and improve their economic intake.

Including the four projects signed today, since 1999, the GAGP program has spent US$ 112,151,593 implementing 931 projects  in Afghanistan covering all 34 provinces, in such sectors as infrastructure, health, agriculture, vocational training,  rural development, and education.


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