World Bank approves $500 million financing package for Afghanistan

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 13, 2017 6:48 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank on Tuesday approved financing worth more than $500 million for Afghanistan to support a string of programs to boost the economy and help improve services in five provincial capitals.

"The package will help Afghanistan with refugees, expand private-sector opportunities for the poor, boost the development of five cities, expand electrification, improve food security and build rural roads," the World Bank said in a statement.

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(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton, editing by G Crosse)