The $30 million agreement will be in several phases. The first phase worth $10 million will be implemented by UNHCR by end of 2021. The projects will be implemented and managed by UNHCR and the funding will come through the Saudi government’s official Development Fund.
Under the agreement, there will be seven health centres and clinics established in 12 provinces, along with the construction of 13 schools in eight provinces and 11 reconstruction projects in various other provinces across the country.
The intention of the agreement is to improve the health, education and infrastructure for Afghan refugees who are voluntarily returning.
Acting Afghan Finance Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal praised the Saudi government’s assistance and cooperation in helping the returning refugees.
He said the Afghan government wants the honourable repatriation of refugees and appreciated the help to provide them with the necessary infrastructure.
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Sunday 31 May 2020 12:00