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Turkish agency opens recreational park in Afghanistan

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency builds playground for children, park at a women-only garden in Mazar-i-Sharif

21.01.2019
Turkish agency opens recreational park in Afghanistan

By Sayed Khodaberdi Sadat

KABUL, Afghanistan

Turkey’s state-run aid agency on Monday opened a recreational park in northern Afghanistan.

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) built a playground for children and the park at a women-only garden in Mazar-i-Sharif city of Balkh province.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Governor of Balkh Province Mohammad Bashir Tawhidi thanked Turkey and TIKA for the projects launched for the women in the region.

Sevki Seckin Alpay, Turkey’s consul general in Mazar-i-Sharif, said he believed the park will enable the increased participation of women in social and economic life.

Alpay emphasized that TIKA has been implementing projects that will contribute to the improvement of Afghan women and young girls in many fields -- including mother and child health, vocational training for women, nursing and midwifery school, and education.

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