Jun 6, 2009

Prince Rahim Aga Khan visits Gorno Badakhshan

Author: Shonavruz Afzalshoyev

KHOROG, June 4, 2009, Asia-Plus -- Prince Rahim Aga Khan, the eldest son of His Highness the Aga Khan, arrived in Khorog on June 4.

On arrival in Khorog, Prince Rahim went to the Ishkashim district, where he got acquainted with activity of the branch of the First MicroFinance Bank (FMFB) in the district and reviewed projects of the Mountain Societies Development Support Program (MSDSP) of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) there.

The same day, Prince Rahim visited FMFB’s branch in Khorog, the campus of the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) of the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Khorog and the Khorog Central Park that is being rehabilitated under financial support of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

Today afternoon, Prince Rahim Aga Khan is also visiting the Pamir Energy Economy (PamirEnergy) and the Pamir-1 hydropower plant as well as is being reviewing a number of other AKDN projects in other districts of the region.

As it had been reported earlier, Prince Rahim arrived in Tajikistan on June 2 at a start of a five-day visit to Central Asia, which also includes Kyrgyzstan.

Prince Rahim is an executive Director of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) -- the economic development arm of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). He also serves as an Executive Director at the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM). He travels regularly to Asia and Africa to oversee the industrial plants, hotel properties and financial institutions, including microfinance program, of the AKDN.


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