Mayor of Takhar Province gives information to the media about Takhar Grain Market.
On January 20, provincial, district, and local officials from Takhar Province and representatives celebrated the opening of several new pavilions inside the Takhar Grain Market. Funded through a $15,000 Marketplace Development Grant from USAID’s Afghanistan Small and Medium Enterprise Development project (ASMED) and built by an Afghanistan construction company, the pavilions provide improved storage for agricultural products and sanitation within the market. The project also led to the creation of 30 new permanent jobs and increased commercial activity within the market. The Takhar mayor, provincial council director, and other government officials attended the ceremony.
USAID/Afghanistan Program Highlights: 1/15/2011-1/31/2011