412 development projects completed in N. Afghan province
Over 400 small and medium development projects financed by Agha Khan Foundation have been completed over the past five years in Baghlan province north of Afghanistan, director of the agency in the province Abdullah Paidar said Monday, reported Xinhua.
"Totally 412 projects which include building bridges, roads, small power plants and small dams, etc. at a cost of more than 347 million Afghanis (nearly seven million U.S. dollars) have been completed over the past five years," Paidar told newsmen at a press conference.
The projects have been implemented in 160 villages under National Solidarity Program (NSP) administered by Ministry for Rural Development and Rehabilitation, he further said.
Agha Khan Foundation like other international aid agencies has actively contributed in the rebuilding process of the war-torn Afghanistan over the past seven years.