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WB assists $70mn to develop irrigation system in Afghanistan

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WB assists $70mn to develop irrigation system in Afghanistan

The World Bank (WB) has pledged USD 70mn to the Afghan government for reconstruction and development of irrigation system in the country.

The announcement was made at a World Bank session, headed by Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, in Kabul on Sunday.

The grant is in addition to the WB project started in 2010/2011 in order to extend the project until 2020.

Afghan Minister of Energy and Water said his Ministry’s vision was to protect the water resources of the country and soundly deliver them to the next generation.

The WB representative said that the Bank was committed to assisting Afghanistan in the long-term and said the grant would be used for prevention of floods, controlling of water and mechanization of agriculture.

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