KABUL - The Ministry of Energy and Water on Monday announced that the World Bank (WB) has donated $97m for various irrigation projects across the country. The projects, including construction of canals and water dams, will be implemented in next six years. The projects will develop agriculture industry in the country.
"These water management projects are very important," said Acting-Minister of Energy and Water.
World Bank's Representative in South Asia, John Henry Stien, said his organization remains supportive of Afghanistan's priorities for economic development - one of them irrigation projects.
Previously, the World Bank had donated more than $100m to the ministry of energy and water for emergency renovation of dams.