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Norway pledges USD 130mn to Afghanistan

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Norway pledges USD 130mn to Afghanistan

norway-AFghanistanNorway’s Ambassador to Afghanistan announced that USD 130mn would be released in aid to the Afghan government during his visit to Faryab province on Wednesday.

“Norwegian government will pledge an annual aid of USD 130mn to Afghanistan until 2017. Twenty percent of the aid money is allocated for the development of Faryab province,” said the Ambassador.

The Ambassador said the aid money allocated for Faryab province is based on the demands of the province. He asked the governor to specify any problems presents in the projects that have been so far implemented in the province by the Norwegian government.

Meanwhile, Governor Mohammadullah Batash expressed his gratitude for the all-time support from the Norwegian government and highlighted his suggestions for further development of the province.

“Our university needs a dormitory in order to be able to provide accommodation for the students who have come from across 33 provinces of Afghanistan to study in Faryab province. This has been a major problem for many of the students, mainly our female students. Our youths are also faced with unemployment as a result of which some of them turn to drugs. We need your cooperation in the sector of education, agriculture, irrigation and good governance.”

Norway has executed hundreds of rehabilitation and welfare projects all across Faryab province.

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