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Germany to invest $670 million in northern Afghanistan

Germany to invest $670 million in northern Afghanistan

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Mar 30, 2011 - 16:26

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PANinfo-icon): Germany will provide $670 million (30.3 billion afghanis) to create job opportunities for three million people living in the northern provinces, a German official said.

Up to $430 million would be spent on reconstructioninfo-icon and maintenance of 700 kilometres of roads in the northern provinces until the end of the year, German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dirk Niebel, told a press conference on Tuesday night in the northern province of Balkh.

Of the total, $20 million would be spent on building 17 technical schools for 3,000 students, while the rest, $240 million, would be spent on upgrading electric and irrigation systems in the north and northeastern provinces, he said.

There are 4,800 German soldiers in Afghanistaninfo-icon based in the two zones of the country.

Balkh governor, Ata Mohammad Noor, thanked the Germans for their assistance saying the northern provinces still needed reconstruction. He said the German government should pay more attention to civilian needs rather than military.

Germany would focus more on reconstruction after the security transition to Afghan forces in 2014, Niebel, said.

Germany had earlier announced a donation of $43 million for public welfare in the north.

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