02:24 am - Wednesday 01 October 2014

France singed a grant agreement of $ 7.7 m with Afghan Finance Ministry

Thu Oct 13, 1:33 pm

French development department has singed a grant contract of 7.7 millions dollars with the finance ministry on Wednesday.

Finance Ministry officials said that a portion of that grant has set for the agriculture ministry.

Afghanistan’s Finance ministry officials said that:

“This assistance aims to help rural food safety, development of bee keeping, fishing and institutional capacity of the Agriculture Ministry”.

Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Muhammad Asif Rahimi said that:

“Currently about one hundred thousand people are being busy in Bee Keeping Industry and Fishing and this number will rise to five hundred thousand people in next few years”.

It said that French development department had promised a grant of 100 million dollars for agriculture in Afghanistan, half of which has been already used.

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