The Afghanistan Rural Rehabilitation Ministry (MRRD) has signed 36 development project contracts, worth 201,122,035 Afghanis with villages councils, providing job opportunities to more than 180 thousand people.
The projects will include, construction of retaining walls, canals, intakes, bridges and roads and will be implemented in 17 provinces through the cohesion programs regional office of MRRD.
“With the implementation of these projects, about 1,3 million working days will be created and 1.9 million people will get benefit from these projects,” the MRRD said in a statement.
The projects will be funded by the Asian Development Bank and villages development councils will pay 10 percent of the costs in total.
According to MRRD officials, during this year more than 11 thousand projects have been implemented across the country. People call on the government to allocate more such projects.
However, there are concerns over the insufficiency of these projects as critics pointing it out.