Japan to give $8.6 million to IEC Money to be spent on construction of warehouses, training
Posted on 11 months ago
A UNDP press release, available with the Afghan Islamic Press, stated the IEC Chairman Fazl Ahmad Manavi was also present while the agreement was being signed.
The amount would be spent on construction of warehouses in offices and training programmes in Kabul, capitals of six regional capitals and nine provinces.
On the occasion, the Japanese ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi said Japan has eight times extended assistance worth $103 million to elections in Afghanistan. Lauding the Japanese assistance, the IEC said Japan had given assistance worth $56.1 million to the election process of Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010.
"Since 2001, Japan has supported elections in Afghanistan 8 times amounting to 103 million US dollars, believing that fair and transparent elections are critically important for the democracy of the country. Japan expects that this project, through capacity development of IEC, will help Afghanistan conduct future elections fairly and independently by their own hands. " the Japanese ambassador said.
The UNDP country director, Alvaro Rodriguez lauded the Japanese assistance.
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