Turkish agency opens recreational park in Afghanistan

Turkish agency opens recreational park in Afghanistan

KABUL – Anadolu Agency

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

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) 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 on Jan. 21, Deputy Governor of Balkh Province Mohammad Bashir Tawhidi thanked Turkey and TİKA for the projects launched for the women in the region.

Şevki Seçkin 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 TİKA 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.