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These projects have paved way for Regional Programs, in providing the irrigation water to the rural population in enhancing the agriculture production. JFPR focuses mainly in Small Scale Community Based Irrigation projects, which includes rehabilitation of, Intakes, springs, reservoirs, sub-canals, protection walls, aqueducts and super passages, etc. With a total funding of $18.6 Million, 194 small scale community based irrigation traditional structuresto be rehabilitated and benefitting 435,000 households, and generated income by assisting the rural population providing animals, agricultural seeds etc., and the JFPR 9165-AFG is ongoing and which may be completed March 2017.
In 2004, with $3.6 Million grant funded by Japan Government under the scheme Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) channeled through Asian Development Bank (ADB), to enhance the living standards of communities in Samanghan& Balk Provinces, Northern Afghanistan through social and economic development. The project purpose is to enable communities to participate in and make informed choices leading to social development and sustainable livelihoods. (1) To improve the socio-economic infrastructure through direct implementation of projects by CDCs; (2) To improve and strengthen the capacity of CDCs by providing community based training; (3) To set up small scale income generating activities and business development by providing training and micro credit, and (4) Training MRRD staff in project management and training provincial RRD and NGO staff in conflict management/gender mainstreaming.
In 2007 $5 Million grant, funded by Japanese Government under Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) through Asian Development Bank for the Project - Rural Recovery through Community Based Irrigation Rehabilitation in Jawzjan, Sarepul & Faryab Provinces. The project will (1) Generate income for rural farmers through the identification, design and implementation of at least forty (40) micro-watershed projects throughout the three targeted provinces; (2) 120 small scale irrigation projects; (3) To build the capacity of CDCs in rehabilitation of projects, RRDs, and Project Management Unit.
In 2012 the Japanese Government, assisted with additional funding of $10 Million through ADB. This project has to increase 5% agriculture production with (1) Rehabilitate 120 traditional irrigation structures,; (2) Shall benefit 250,000 Households, with 2,000,000 people (50% shall be women) and (3) Shall cover 16,000 hectares in four targeted Northern Provinces, i.e., (Balkh, Samanghan, Baghlan& Ghor).
The project will assist the government's efforts in the rehabilitation of irrigation and road infrastructure damaged by the severe flooding affected the roads, bridges, dams, canals and irrigation structures in northern Afghanistan in the month of March to June 2014. The project was awarded and signed the agreement on 3rd November 2014 for the period of three years. The funds are allotted from Asian Development Bank (ADB) Special Funds (SF) resources ($40 Million) & Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund (AITF) $16.66 Million.
It will assist the rehabilitation of selected:
1. Small-Scale irrigation and rural road infrastructure in 15 worst-affected provinces based on the damage and needs assessment (DNA) undertaken by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD): MRRD as implementing agency, will manage the project process to support the rehabilitation of (i) traditional irrigation infrastructure such as canals, intakes, small dams, culverts and rehabilitate or construct new retaining walls as required to protect damaged lands from further erosion and (ii) local bridges and roads.
2. Larger-Scale irrigation system infrastructure in three provinces based on the DNA undertaken by the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW): MEW, as implementing agency, will manage the project process to support the rehabilitation of formal irrigation infrastructures such as canals, spillways, weirs and intakes identified by MEW in the provinces of Balkh, Jowzjan and Samangan, as requiring repairs or reconstruction.
The project is to deploy of Mobile Village Development Teams (MVDTs) in the villages to mobilization process is a development approach taking into consideration the absolute need of a continuous dialogue between the government services and the villagers as well as considering the sparse base of human resource at district level.
€20.5 Million for 5 years from 2004-2008, funded by the European Union and managed by GTZ International Services (GTZ IS).
The goal is “to contribute to the reduction of poverty and facilitate the change from an opium-based economy to an alternative economic and social system”. This is to accomplish by using an implementation strategy based on three main components: (1) the identification and implementation of community/village development activities with special focus on alternative income earning enterprises and associated infrastructure; (2) Capacity Building of village/community organizations, district and provincial administration to assist them to prepare and implement their own development plans; (3) Policy advice to central government and international organizations.
The government of India had made a commitment in developing the infrastructure in Afghanistan, like construction of roads, hydel projects telecommunications network, schools, hospitals, deep wells, bridges and irrigation projects, with a total funding of $3.65 Million assistance, 749 projects has been completed by benefitting 1,059,030 people (151,290 households)and 29 projects are in pipeline with a funding of $10.45 Million.
His HE President, has initiated to address the Security, Reconstruction, Intel Fusion, Counter Narcotics, Strategic Communication and Governance in Southern Provinces of Afghanistan, which are Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzghan & Helmand and for which the funds are channeled through Ministry of Finance. The total funding was $9.4 Million, with various re-construction projects and addressing the needs. The total benefited population is $158,397.
The government of Afghanistan had a commitment to fulfill the immediate needs and demands of the rural population, which is ongoing. The funds for these projects are channeled through Ministry of Finance in developing the infrastructure in Afghanistan, like construction of roads, hydel projects telecommunication networks, mosques, schools, hospitals, deep wells, bridges and irrigation projects. In total $31.41Million funds disbursed, 803 projects has been completed by benefitting 7,973,006 people (1,139,001 households) and spent on various projects, as per the demands and needs of the rural population.