For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- More than seventy business representatives and Balkh government officials gathered at the ABADE road show in Mazar City today to discuss the possibilities of partnering with this new USAID-funded project aimed at providing assistance to small and medium enterprises in Afghanistan.
“The US Government is committed to help small and medium enterprises which have the greatest potential for creating jobs for Afghans, helping Afghan businesses increase their productivity and move into higher value-added-processes,” said USAID Deputy Senior Development Officer, Kevin Martin.
The Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises (ABADE) project works with the private sector to increase investment, job creation, and productivity of businesses, with a focus on advancing opportunities for women and youths.
“USAID has brought visible changes to Balkh province in all sectors, and especially in the private sector,” said Herat Economic/Commerce Advisor for Balkh Governer, Mr. Sangar.
After the February 13 launch of ABADE in Kabul, road shows have been organized in several major Afghanistan’s cities to present the project to potential partners throughout the country.
ABADE also plans to organize a series of workshops to assist potential partners in drafting concept notes. The Concept Note Writing Workshop is scheduled for April 30 in Mazar-i-Sharif. For more information on this project go to: www.abade.org
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