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KRIHS to Map Out Comprehensive Land Development Plan for Afghanistan
Extending a Helping Hand to Afghanistan
KRIHS to Map Out Comprehensive Land Development Plan for Afghanistan
  • By Jung Suk-yee
  • February 25, 2020, 10:25
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Moon Jeong-ho (right in the front row), vice president of the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), shakes hands with Jawad Peikar, Afghan minister of urban development and land, after signing an MOU at the ministry’s office.

The Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) will draw up a general land development plan for Afghanistan.

KRIHS announced on Feb. 24 that it has received a 2.8 billion won order from the World Bank to help the Afghan government draw up land development strategies and plans.

This project is the first case in which Korean ministries such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and a state-run research institute collaborated to participate in an Afghan development project.

KRIHS will review Afghanistan's national land plan and development plan, investigate the current status of development, infrastructure, and the environment, and make policy proposals for the establishment of national land strategies and plans.

On Feb. 12, the institute held an inaugural meeting of the National Space Strategy Plan (NSSP) and signed an MOU with the Afghan Ministry of Urban Development and Land at the ministry’s office.