GGermanermany is building a new engineering college  with the cost of 220 million Afghanis (3.4 million Euros) in northern Balkh Province which will have room for 720 students of the faculties of railway construction, plumbing, electricity (electricians), road construction and masonry.

The foundation stone of this college was laid to gather by Thomas Silberhorn, the Parliamentary State Secretary in Germany’s Ministry Economic Cooperation and Development and Mohammad Zahir Wahdat, the Deputy Governor of Balkh Province during a ceremony on Sunday.

While laying the foundation stone of the college, Thomas Silberhorn talked about the importance of this project

He said, “A solid education and vocational training, which is directed towards the needs of the labour market and the needs of the people are the best basis for future generations to contribute to a sustainable development of the country and to generate income for their families.”

Mohammad Zahir Wahdat while thanking Germany for the continued assistance said “An investment in education is an investment in Afghanistan’s future. This will help us achieve the greatest goal we can reach: our self-sufficiency.”

Government of Germany is funding this project through its Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KFW) Development Bank.