During a visit to southern Kandahar province on Monday, the Indian ambassador pledged New Delhi’s sustained support for the war-torn country’s social and development affairs.
After meeting Kandahar Governor Toryalai Weesa, Amar Sinha visited the Afghanistan National University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology in Kandahar City.
Sinha expressed optimism the university being built near as research farm would be among leading regional universities. The project would be executed at a cost of $100 million provided by the Indian government.
Though construction work had not been initiated so far, officials said the project would be initiated in the next two or three years. However, construction work on its agriculture and livestock buildings is underway with financial support from Canada.
The ambassador expressed satisfaction over the site allocated for the construction of the university and pledged his country would support Kandahar’s development beside assistance to the university.
Speaking on the occasion, Weesa thanked the Indian government and said New Delhi had extended all-out cooperation to his country and had always had sincere relations with Afghans.