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India Agrees to Provide $2.8m in Aid to Afghanistan’s Transport Network

(Last Updated On: November 26, 2017)

The government of India has agreed to provide financial assistance of $2.87 million to Afghanistan’s Transport Network, the Indian Embassy in Kabul said in statement on Sunday. 

“Continuing its long-standing development support to the people of Afghanistan, the Government of India has today agreed to provide financial assistance of US$ 2.87 million to the Ministry of Transport of Afghanistan,” the Indian Embassy said in a statement.

The assistance would be used to procure spare parts of Milli Bus Enterprise for refurbishment of 350 previously supplied buses under Indian government assistance, the statement said.

Following the agreement, a  Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Acting Minister of Transport, Mohammad Hameed Tahmasi and Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mr. Manpreet Vohra in Kabul.

According to the statement, the 350 buses are expected to be operational by the end of 2018 and will help to strengthen the public transport network of Kabul.

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