Russia urged to play role in Afghan economic development

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 03:31 Written by  Heart of Asia Read 153 times

Afghan embassy in Moscow has offered Russian to participate in the restoration of 124 facilities important for the national economy, a media report said on Monday.

 

Many facilities in Afghanistan were built by Soviet specialists and can be restored by Russia, said Qasem Mohammad, commercial attaché of the Afghan embassy.

“There are more than 100 of them, being precise — 124. I will mention some of them. The Salang tunnel, the Kabul bakery, the Polytechnic University, the Jangalak automobile repair plant, and the power station in Pol-e-Khomri," Mohammad told Izvestiya newspaper.

He noted that the theme of Afghanistan's economic reconstruction was already raised during the talks between Afghan Ambassador to Russia Abdul Qayyum Kochai and Russian Deputy Energy Minister Yuri Sentyurin.

Mohammad stressed that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani supported the strengthening of Russia's economic presence, and a special economic council was created for these purposes.