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PublishDate: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 14:02

US announce $30 million aid

The new aid package has been considered on the occassion of 2013 when Ghazni province is going to be the center of Islamic civilization.

US ambassador for Afghanistan Ryan Crocker announced the new aid package for eastern Ghazni province during his visit to this
province AOP reported.  

Ryan Crocker said, the new aid package has been considered on the occassion of 2013 when Ghazni province is going to be
introduced as the center of Islamic civilization.

He said, the aid package will be spent for infrastructure projects including development of agriculture, creating job
opportunities and improvement of the Afghan security forces in Ghazni province.

He also said, all the projects will be implemented in coordination with the local government officials in this province.

In regards to security threats during 2013 when Ghazni province is going to be introduced as the center of Islamic civilization
Mr. Crocker said, provincial reconstruction team will fully coordinate with the Afghan security forces to prevent any security
issues.

In the meantime Mosa Khan Abkarzada provincial governor for eastern Ghazni province emphasized on the importance of the
provincial reconstruction team in the reconstruction of this province and said, US PRT and Polland PRT have contributed to their
best in the reconstruction of Ghazni and have implemented and completed various small and large projects.

The latest aid package for eastern Ghazni province comes amid growing concerns by the residents of this province towards the reconstruction projects in Ghazni despite the introduction of Ghazni province as center of Islamic civilization was considere five years back.

Residents of Ghazni province are also concerned that the committed projects will not be completed till 2013.

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