At a sum of AFN 985 million, the contracts for 77 public utility projects were signed today between the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) and representatives of Community Development Councils (CDCs) and private construction companies.
Funded by the government of India, Asian Development Bank and Islamic Republic of Afghanistan the projects include construction of retaining walls, irrigation canals, water-intakes, water supply networks, bridge and culverts. Approximately, 129,702 labour days will be created during the implementation of these projects.
The projects will be implemented through the Regional Programmes of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (RP/MRRD) in the provinces of Balkh, Baghlan, Badakhshan, Bamyan, Ghor, Parwan, Takhar, Nangarhar and Samangan. Nearly, 472,781 rural residents will gain access to necessary facilities upon the completion of these projects.
It is to be noted that the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development has disbursed AFN two billion and 254 million for the implementation of 443 uplift projects through its Regional Programmes throughout Afghanistan. As a result of these projects, 933,438 labour days are created and 1,507, 529 local people have benefitted different facilities.