KABUL, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia has provided 32 ambulances worth around 1 million U.S. dollars to Afghan Public Health Ministry, local newspaper the Daily Afghanistan-e-Ma reported on Thursday.

Quoting Public Health Ministry officials, the paper added that the ambulances would be given to needy provinces including Helmand, Takhar, Ghazni, Bamyan and Daikundi to help people get access to clinic centers.

The contribution of 32 ambulances is part of a 5-million- U.S.-dollar agreement inked last year under which the Saudi Arabia kingdom agreed to build a hospital, an intermediate medical school and train Afghan midwives, the paper added.