WB declares support to Afghanistan’s economic & development programs

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting on Tuesday with deputy of World Bank (WB) for South Asia and his accompanied delegation discussed the bank’s assistance and support to Afghanistan, a statement said.
In the meeting held at Presidential Palace with participation of World Bank chairperson for Afghanistan, President Ghani briefed related to Afghanistan government’s programs in particular development programs in the field of education, mines, customs and increasing of the country’s revenues and Afghanistan economic landscape, the presidential press office statement said.
Speaking related to the government’s reforms package, the country’s President said the reforms’ logic was to deliver better services, enhance effectiveness and build capacity of the government institutions.
President Ghani said that the government was seriously committed to bringing reforms as their goal was to deliver effective, equal and technology-based services to the people, stressing on investment on renewable energy, construction of hydropower dams and water management, counter-poverty to reduce it, increasing of agricultural products and attention to values of the product in the country.
The country’s President by stating that Afghanistan exports have reached to more than $1billion said the government would further invest on Afghanistan electricity projects in future, stressing on regional connectivity and economic efforts in the region.
In the meeting, deputy of the World Bank for South Asia affairs once again declared the bank’s support from economic and development programs of President Ghani and the government of Afghanistan.

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