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Development projects progressing nationwide

On July 16th, the Ministry of Economy and the Embassy of India in Kabul approved 57 project proposals under the Small Development Projects (SDP) framework. The framework looks to strengthen rural communities in Afghanistan in socio-economic areas. 51 of the approved projects are related to the health sector, including the construction of Basic Health Clinics (BHCs) and Community Health Clinics (CHCs) in 17 provinces. 4 projects involve the construction of schools in Badakshan, Nimroz and Paktika. 2 projects are agricultural undertakings in Kandahar.

A new women’s training center and women’s market are being built in Faizabad, Badakhshan with support from the Afghan-German Cooperation. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on July 14th with the participation of the Department of Women Affairs in Badakhshan Province (DoWA); Hon. Dr. Shah Wali Allah Adib, the Governor of Badakhshan; Dr. Frank Pohl, BMZ Development Commissioner, representing Germany; and other related individuals. The training center will provide education in various fields, including legal awareness, women’s rights, English, computer and management skills, and healthcare. “The women’s market will give local businesswomen opportunities to market their goods and services in Faizabad,” according to Wadsam.

Work has begun on 4 irrigation projects in Ghor province’s Dawlatyar, Lal, and Sar Jangal villages and the district of Feroz Koh. Through this, around 1,250 households will have access to potable water.

Officials of the Green Factories Association plan to build 316 industrial establishments in the Green Kabul zone of new Kabul town, in turn creating an estimated 30,000 new job opportunities. The association intends to attract domestic and international investment in Kabul.