India is planning to build low-cost homes in Afghanistan meant for refugees who are returning to the country in high numbers, Indian media reported.
The plan was announced by a senior official at the Indian foreign ministry as he addressed the valedictory function of the first training batch of officers from Afghan Revenue Department in Nagpur, India.
There were no more details on the India’s plan to build affordable homes in Afghanistan.
“India has built roads connecting key cities in the country and set up power transmission lines. The Chabahar port in Iran, which is being developed as a part of trilateral agreement between India, Iran and Afghanistan will provide a key link between the nations,” M Subbarayudu, the joint secretary for development partnership at the Indian foreign ministry, the Times of India reported.
The training course included 34 for Afghans and it ran for 12 days.
RN Jha, the director general of NADT, said that income tax department looked forward to more cooperation between India and Afghanistan. During the training, Indian officials too got a chance to understand the Afghan tax laws.
Meanwhile, members of the Afghan team said they received training in areas like transfer-pricing which is a key aspect in dealing with global business entities.
“Even as we would present the entire system before the authorities in Afghanistan, the most important aspect will be the use of informational technology. The tax administration procedures need to be computerized in Afghanistan and other countries too. This will help combating corruption,” an Afghan trainee said.