German-funded agriculture school inaugurated
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): A German-funded newly built Agricultural High School was opened in northeastern Kunduz province on Thursday, a statement issued by the Afghan-German Cooperation programme said.
Asif Nang, Afghanistan’s deputy minister of Technical and Vocational Education and Martin Schuldes, Development Director of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) were present on the handover ceremony to the Afghan relevant authority.
With the new school for agricultural studies, the Afghan-German Cooperation initiative will make a significant contribution to developing the agricultural sector in the province and the surrounding provinces, the statement said.
It said the school has enough space for around 480 students to graduate every year and the building complexes include 16 classrooms, three training and IT rooms, two hostels, one each for male and for female students and sports facilities for a combined volleyball and basketball field.
At the opening ceremony, Nang welcomed the new School financed by Germany and said: “German has supported Afghanistan’s education sector for more than 90 years. The construction of this Agricultural High School is another example of the excellent cooperation between the two countries.”
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Martin Schuldes also showed his government’s appreciation for the excellent cooperation between the two countries, saying: “Germany will continue to be a reliable partner – with a view to sustaining existing achievements in reconstruction and development and to further improve the living conditions of the Afghan people. Agriculture is – and will continue to be – a crucial part of the Afghan economy.”
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