Japan pledges $13m aid
13 February, 2013
KABUL: The government of Japan pledged over $13 million to support development projects in Afghanistan. The funds will be spent on development projects at Behsud and Surkhrod districts of eastern Nangarhar province.
Japan ambassador to Afghanistan Hiroshi Takahashi while signing the agreement with the Afghan foreign ministry’s political deputy said the funds will have a positive impact on the lives of local residents in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan and will be spent on schools, clinics and bridges along with culverts.
He said, "The projects will help to improve the living condition of local residents to have a better life. The students should have access to schools and patients must have access to health care centres.
We are expecting to assist Afghan people in resolving their day to day issues and it will be for our interest to improve the economy of Afghan people."
This comes as Japan assisted around $20m to Afhganistan Rural Rehabilitation and development ministry for development projects in other provinces of Afghanistan. Japan’s ambassador to Afghanistan also said that Japan remains committed to financially support Afghanistan in any sector to improve the economy of the Afghan people.
In the meantime deputy policy of the Afghan foreign ministry Jawid Lodeen said various important projects have been implemented in Afghanistan during the past years in cooperation with the government of Japan.