Tue, Oct

France grants 10 million Euros for Bamyan, Wardak


France-grant-10-million-Bamyan-and-WardakThe government of France donated 10 million Euros on Monday for agriculture, environment and administrational up-lift projects in central Bamyan and Wardak provinces.

Zhan Michael Marlo, the French Ambassador in Kabul told a press conference about his latest trip to Bamyan. He added that the fund was aimed at bringing positive changes in the life of people.
He noted that the international community has granted more funds to Afghanistan than those actually utilized. Transparency in the use of this fund is important for the people and the government of France, he said, adding that efforts would be made to ensure the money is used transparently
The French Ambassador told Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) the funds would be utilized in Bamyan and Wardak provinces during three years to come.  It aims to improve the way farming is done, develop solar power panels, green houses and provide professional training to government servants, he said.
Haider Ali Ahmadi, member of the provincial council in Bamyan, said on the occasion that previously much of the foreign aid was wasted on non-productive seminars etc. He expressed hope that the latest aid would prove handy in bringing the positive change.