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Denmark finances procurement of 16 million textbooks for Afghan schools

13.07.2015  10:24


On July 7, 2015, Mr. Uffe Wolffhechel, the Ambassador of Denmark to Afghanistan participated in the textbooks printing contract signing ceremony at the Ministry of Education. H.E. Dr. Assadullah Hanif Balkhi, the Minister for Education signed contracts on printing of 16 million textbooks with three international companies. The companies operate in India and Vietnam.
Denmark is financing textbooks as part of its bilateral Education Support Programme to Afghanistan (ESPA). The total value of 16 million textbooks is USD 5.5 million. The textbooks will be used by Afghan children during the next and following academic years.