India to implement 108 new projects in Afghanistan

India to implement 108 new projects in Afghanistan

<link>KABUL - The government of India has pledged a fresh aid package of $31 million for the implementation of 108 new development projects in Afghanistan .

A ceremony was also organized in Kabul today for the signing of the Memorandums of Understanding for the new aid package of the government of India .

The Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra signed the Memorandums of Understanding with different governmental institutions of Afghanistan .

The Chief Executive of the Government of National Unity of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was also present in the signing ceremony.

The economy minister of Afghanistan Mustafa Mastoor said the new aid package will help to implement 108 new development projects across the country.

He said the projects will be implemented in 31 different provinces of the country to cover different sectors including health, energy and power, higher education, agriculture, rural development, and sports.

India has played a major role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime and has invested over $2 billion in various reconstruction and infrastructure projects.

The construction of the major Salma Dam, the new Afghan parliament building, Zaranj-Delaram highway, and some other projects are among the key investments India has done so far in the country.