NATO mission pledges to fund new rehabilitation center in Kabul

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-23 18:29:42|Editor: Zhou Xin
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KABUL, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Afghanistan based NATO Resolute Support (RS) mission has announced that it will fund a new rehabilitation center at Kabul National Military Hospital to treat both military and civilian patients, the mission said in a statement Saturday.

The 54 million U.S. dollars facility is expected to be completed in late 2019 and is designed to treat 100 patients and offer a full range of physiotherapy services to military and civilian patients, both male and female, the statement read.

"In close partnership with the Afghan government, we are working to build increasingly effective, sustainable and affordable Afghan security forces and institutions that are organized, equipped and capable of providing security for all Afghans," Cornelius Zimmermann, NATO senior civilian representative in Afghanistan, was quoted as saying in the statement.

The largest donor of the project is Canada, which has committed 27 million U.S. dollars. Other nations are in the process of finalizing arrangements to provide the remaining funds, according to the statement.