Japan launches 14 uplift projects
Kabul, March 4, 2007 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Japan signed agreements of implementation of 14 development projects with private contractors with a funding of $4.2 million to be completed within a year.
The Japanese ambassador to Kabul Junichi Kosuge signed contracts with 14 private construction companies on Monday to complete these projects within one year.
The projects included construction of two bridges in Ghor and Bamiyan provinces, demining of three mined places in Bagram district of Parwan province, building of schools and some other facilities in Paktia, Maidan Wardak, Kandahar and Herat provinces.
The Japanese ambassador hoped these projects will be implemented with full transparency in their works with supervision from Japanese representatives.
He said Japan has funded 553 construction projects of different types in Afghanistan since opening of its embassy in Kabul in 2002.
Japan has donated more than a $1 billion in aid to the Afghan reconstruction.