The contracts for 80 development projects were signed today between the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Community Development Councils (CDCs) and private construction companies.
These projects include: renovation and reconstruction of retaining walls, irrigation canal, water-intake, rural road, school and community centers.
The total budget for the projects will be reached to AFN 256 million, including 10% community contribution. The projects will be implemented through the Regional Programmes of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (RP/MRRD) by the financial support of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the provinces of Balkh, Samangan, Baghlan, Badakhshan, Panjshir, Ghor, Bamyan, Laghman, Takhar, Kunar, Nuristan, Maidan Wardak, Daykundi and Sari Pul.
Addressing those at the signing ceremony Minister Durrani said, “As per its proposed plan the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development is determined to sign the contracts of development projects with the Community Development Councils in the future too. The MRRD also intends to increase the level of monitoring in term of quality, economic efficiency and employment opportunities.”
The contracts signed today with the Heads of Community Development Councils are for the new projects prioritized by the local people and flood destroyed projects. Upon the completion of these projects, the community problems of 159,509 rural inhabitants will be resolved.
At the same time, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development shed light on the achievements made over last seven months in the sectors of irrigation, water supply, transportation, energy, education, rural livelihood, health, engineering services and capacity building.
At the end of the signing ceremony, Ms. Gul Jan Hujati, a Community Development Council Head from Daykundi province took the opportunity and praised the developmental activities of the MRRD. She committed that the school project will be implemented with great transparency and accountability in their village.