International community to support rural development after 2014, Afghan official says

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International community to support rural development after 2014, Afghan official says

dr. barmakAfghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) Wais Ahmad Barmak told a press conference that the international community was willing to fund infrastructure development projects in Afghanistan after 2014, when the foreign troops are schedules to leave Afghanistan.

The Ministry has implemented more than 3,000 welfare schemes so far this year.

Costing USD 108mn, the projects included construction of schools, clinics, bridges, retaining walls and drinking water supply.

Minister Barmak said the MRRD budget for the current year stood at USD 344mn, 44% of which had already been spent.

He added the figure could jump to 50% as a result of new contracts over the next two weeks.

An additional USD 70mn projects, aimed at addressing essential public needs, would be launched soon, the official announced.



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