The Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MUDH) said that the Indian chargés d'affaires, Bharat Kumar, expressed his country’s interest in the improvement of relations and the resumption of Delhi’s projects in Afghanistan.
Kumar made the remarks in a meeting with the Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Hamdullah Nomani.
“Projects they were implementing during the former government but were delayed due political changes or other issues--they are now interested in resuming these projects, said Mohammad Kamal Afghan, a spokesman for the MUDH.
Economists said they believe that the implementation of the projects will facilitate job opportunities and boost development in the country.
“The resumption of these projects can also create job opportunities for the people and it can promote people's income and drive Afghanistan out of political isolation,” said Darya Khan Baheer, an economist.
“The restart of these projects will decrease the level of poverty and unemployment,” said Nazkamir Ziarmal, an economist.
According to the MUDH, it is expected that India will resume work on at least 20 projects in several provinces of the country.