World Bank to Restart Three Projects in Afghanistan

KABUL (BNA) The World Bank has resumed work on three projects in Afghanistan focused on health, agriculture, and livelihoods, but will maintain a hold on some $150 million for education projects, two sources familiar with the decision said Tuesday. Reuters reported.

The World Bank said that work on three projects in the health, agriculture, and livelihood sectors had resumed, but that no decision had been made on spending $150 million on education projects. Reuters quoted.

The U.S world bank said the major donors of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund are (ARTF) set to discuss the growing economic and food security problems in the country on Friday.

In addition to the major donors, representatives of the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), and the Islamic Development Bank are said to be attending, the meeting.

The multilateral development bank had put all four projects, worth around $600 million, on hold in late March, citing its deep concerns over the Taliban’s ban on girls attending public high school.

Bakhtar News Agency

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