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Bamyan Roads to be Built with Financial Assistance by Japan

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January 2, 2012 - The cabinet meeting chaired by President Karzai approved on Monday an agreement between Japan and Afghanistan to improve and construct roads in the province of Bamyan.

According to the agreement, the Government of Japan will provide an equivalent amount of $ 15 million in Japanese Yen in aid to Afghanistan to be spent in improving and paving the central roads in Bamyan.

In the cabinet meeting was also a request approved as recommended by the Ministry of Agriculture on providing food relief to 20 drought-hit provinces.

The 60,000 tons of food stuff will be distributed to people in need in the Southern and Southwestern provinces of the country.

The Cabinet meeting also instructed the Ministry of Agriculture to start working on a distribution procedure and take necessary actions on provision of relief assistance to the needy people.

Also, the Ministry of Finance was instructed by the cabinet meeting to allocate funds to the relevant institutions to facilitate for the immediate transfer of the assistance to the target provinces.