Indian cabinet OKs revised cost of Afghan parliament building
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Indian cabinet on Wednesday accorded ex-post facto approval to the revised cost of Rs969 crore of Afghanistan’s parliament building.
During his month’s trip to Kabul, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the India-built parliament -- a symbol of New Delhi’s contribution to strengthening democracy in Afghanistan.
According to an Indian government statement, the parliament building was constructed in line with Kabul-Delhi development cooperation. Minor touch-up works, including parts of the sound system and furniture, are being undertaken.
The parliament building will be officially handed over to Afghan authorities by March 31.India has invested two billion dollars in aid and reconstruction of Afghanistan.
Addressing Afghan MPs after inauguration of the parliament building, Modi had complimented the people of Afghanistan and their elected representatives on consolidation of democracy.
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