Ambassador Rhee attended the launching ceremony of Afghan National Spatial Strategy and Plan (NSSP) held at the Ministry of Urban Development and Land (MUDL) on 12 February with Acting Minister Jawad Peikar and took part in the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Korea Research Institute on Human Settlement (KRIHS) and MUDL on Technical Assistance and Capacity Building for the NSSP.
Expressing his sincere gratitude to those engaged in propelling the significant project in a timely manner, including Acting Minister Peikar and his colleagues at MUDL, World Bank, and KRIHS, Ambassador Rhee said he is fully confident that the project will be successfully implemented through eagerness and seriousness on the part of KRIHS and MUDL, which has been demonstrated from the preparatory phase.
Acting Minister Peikar thanked Korea for supporting Afghanistan with a lot of projects in various fields. He further went on to express his immense delight to get technical assistance from KRIHS experts and to comprehensively cooperate with KRIHS through signing of the MOU on capacity building for the epoch-making NSSP, which is set up for the first time in the history of Afghanistan. He also assured the participants his full support to the KRIHS project.