Kuroda Vows Support to Afghan Infrastructure Sector

An Afghan farmer working on a wheat field. Afghanistan's agriculture sector will get the Asian Development Bank's support for infrastructure projects. Photo by: USAID Afghanistan / CC BY-SA 2.0 USAID AfghanistanCC BY-SA 2.0

The Asian Development Bank is committed to supporting the development of Afghanistan’s infrastructure sector, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said during a May 25 meeting with Afghan Minister of Finance Omar Zakhilwal in Kabul.

Kuroda and Zakhilwal discussed the development bank’s assistance for infrastructure projects in Afghanistan’s energy, agriculture, irrigation and transport sectors.

The meeting involved discussions on the extension of ADB-funded electricity projects in Kabul and several areas in northern and eastern Afghanistan as well as the resumption of construction works in the northern part of Afghanistan’s ring road.

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