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Aynak Mine site villagers receive humanitarian aid

2 Oct 2021 - 16:17
2 Oct 2021 - 16:17

KABUL (Pajhwok): As part of its humanitarian assistance to the villagers around the Aynak Copper Mine site, MCC-JCL Aynak Minerals Company Ltd. (MJAM) distributed foodstuff that included flour and rice to 508 destitute households during a ceremony, a statement said on Saturday.

Mohammad Agha District Governor Mawlawi Hezbullah expressed his gratitude for the generous donation of MJAM to the destitute people during this difficult time.

He hoped for the smooth development of the Aynak Copper Project, assuring the Company about the local government’s firm support. Later on, Security Commander Mawlawi Fayaz also thanked MJAM for its continued support to residents of the Aynak mine surrounding villages.

He highlighted the economic significance of the Aynak Copper Project for Afghanistan and pledged his strong support and assistance regarding the security of the project.

Afterward, MJAM’s Chief Representative Sefatullah Rahimi expressed appreciation to the local government officials for their all-out support in providing security for the project and identifying underprivileged villagers for the donation. MJAM donated 508 bags of flour and 508 bags of rice to needy households.

He added that MJAM has always stood by the people of Afghanistan under challenging times and will maintain such humanitarian assistance in the future.

He called on the local government officials to extend support regarding the security of the project and other relevant matters. He also stated that the Chinese government and MJAM had tried to support the people of Afghanistan in hard times, citing the first batch of Chinese government donated supplies that arrived in Kabul yesterday.

In the end, Mawlawi Mohammad Raees thanked MJAM and those who facilitated the substantial donation on behalf of the assisted families. The ceremony ended with prayers for the prosperity of Afghanistan and the development of the Aynak Copper Project.

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