UN-Habitat pledges $20m in aid to IDLG
KABUL (PAN): The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) on Sunday agreed to providing $20 million in aid to Afghanistan for capacity building programmes and bringing improvement to municipality system in four major provinces.
An agreement to the effect was signed between Habitat and Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) representatives in Kabul.
Under the agreement, the aid would be spent on capacity building programmes, property registration at municipalities and on the construction of roads in Herat, Balkh, Kandahar and Nangarhar provinces.
The projects would be launched during the current year and would be completed in 2015, with each province receiving $5 million that would be used through provincial municipalities.
After signing the agreement, IDLG Director Abdul Khaliq Farahi said the aid would help improve municipality in provinces. He thanked the UN organization on behalf of the Afghan government for the assistance.
Peter John Dalglish, Habitat General Director in Afghanistan promised continued cooperation with Afghanistan in areas of reconstruction and others.
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