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MRRD signs contracts for 45 projects worth 378m afs

MRRD signs contracts for 45 projects worth 378m afs

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Jul 09, 2017 - 18:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Sunday signed contracts for 45 development projects worth more than 378 million afghanis with the private sector.

A MRRD statement received by Pajhwok Afghan News said the contracts were signed between the rural rehabilitation and development minister and village development councils and private companies during a press conference in Kabul on Sunday.

It said the projects worth 378,906,000 afghanis included construction of bridges, irrigation dams, irrigation canals, river embankment and surrounding walls for schools.

The schemes would be implemented in Badakhshan, Badghis, Baghlan, Balkh, Ghorinfo-icon, Herat, Kandahar, Kunar, Khost, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Paktia, Samangan, Sar-i-Pul and Zabul provinces under observation of the Regional Programs (RP) of the MRRD, the source said.

The statement said 90 percent cost on 41 of the projects would be provided by the Ministry of Finance and 10 percent would be contributed by local development councils.

Two of the projects would be implemented with donation from India and the costs of the two other projects would be paid by Kazakhstan.

According to the statement, 132,467 local residents would benefit from the projects and thousands more would find job opportunities during their implementation.

Rural rehabilitation and development minister Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durrani asked the private companies to ensure that quality was maintained and the projects were completed in the stipulated time.

He said the aim of the projects was to connect rural and agricultural areas with the market and promote agricultural products. “The aim of water supply and building retaining walls is to protect farmlands from flooding and make them more productive,” he said.

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