USAID, Afghanistan Inks Water Sector Development Deal

The U.S. Agency for International Development and Afghanistan have signed a memorandum of understanding for a sustainable water supply and sanitation project that aims to increase the availability of clean water and promote good hygiene in poor communities across the Asian country.

USAID will provide USD52 million for the project over the next three years, according to a news release from the Afghan government and USAID published in ReliefWEb.

“I’m proud that the United States government is funding this important project and assisting the development of sustainable sources for clean drinking water – as well as the accompanying sanitation facilities and hygiene education programs,” E. Anthony Wayne, the U.S. deputy ambassador to Afghanistan, said.

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