Japan announces $ 17 million assistance to Afghanistan
Sun Nov 27, 2:03 pm
Japan assisted 17 million dollars with Afghan government for supplying of drinking water and electricity in Northern Kabul and Bamayan Province.
The agreement of this assistance was signed by Japan’s Ambassador to Kabul, representatives of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) yesterday in Kabul city.
Muhammad Ismail Khan, the acting minister for water and energy affairs while signing the assistance contract said that this amount will be used for strengthen and improvement of water supply and electrical system.
Ten million of this fund will be use for providing electricity, drinking water and water supply system for agriculture to Northern Kabul, Mr. Ismail Khan said.
According to him, most of this amount is designated for constructing water dams in Shakar Dara district.
Other seven million dollars will use to construct mini dams for electricity system and water supply for agriculture in Bamyan province, acting minister of water and energy added.
These electricity plants and water supply system will mainly constructed in Sheba Tu, and Qarghana Tu and Shahedian districts of Bamyan province.
Earlier, Bamayan residents claimed about lack of electricity in this province and blamed the Afghan government for negligence Bamayan in this regard.
Afghanistan’s agricultural growth is essential for economic growth, Shingeyuki Hiroki, Japan Ambassador in Kabul said.
This assistance while take place that presently 30% of people have access to electricity and more than 60% existed power relay from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Iran.