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MRRD training institute opens in Kabul

MRRD training institute opens in Kabul

May 19, 2013 - 19:43

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A training institute of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) was inaugurated in the capital Kabul on Sunday.

The MRRD institute, specialised for research works, cost $7 million, with the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) providing $6 million to the project, RRD Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak told the inauguration ceremony.

He said  MRRD employees would receive training at the facility that has 40 rooms, a conference hall, a library, a laboratory, a training room and other facilities.

The institute that took 18 months to complete would help improve skills of the ministry officials, he said, adding healthinfo-icon and educationinfo-icon ministries employees graduated from high school would also be trained at the institute.

ECO official Altaf Asghar said his organisation had helped developed Kabul Zoo, constructed a hospital in Faryab and built a school in Bamyan.

Promising continued support, he added the ECO was part of a railroad project that would connect Turkey, Iran, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Afghanistaninfo-icon.


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