The International Day of Water was marked today at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development under the theme of "Water and Sustainable Development".
During a ceremony that was attended by the Deputy Ministers of the Ministries of Energy and Water, Public Health, Urban Development Affairs, Education, and representatives of sectoral agencies Minister Nasir Ahmad Durrani, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development talked about the importance and vital value of water in various aspects.
Emphasizing on the management of water resources and coordination between the entities delivering services in this field, Minister Durrani promised further engagement of the Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Irrigation Programme of the MRRD in this regard. Also Minister Nasir Ahmad Durrani thanked from the financial and technical supports of UNICEF, he asked the UNICEF's cooperations in the future too.
Later on, the representative of UNICEF in Afghanistan, Mr. Akil and Deputy Ministers of the above mentioned Ministries spoke on the importance of coordination and other programmes and plans that help the sectoral entities to manage water resources in a better way.