THE Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) completed and handed over a clinic they had funded and constructed to the Afghanistan authorities on Saturday.

The completion of the clinic in Bamiyan province in central Afghanistan also marks the end of SAF's deployment in the area, said a Ministry of Defence spokesman in a statement on Sunday.

Over the past four years, the SAF has made many inroads in the province - funding and supervising the construction of a paediatric and women's ward extension at the Bamiyan Provincial Hospital, setting up a dental clinic as well as constructing two bridges, among other projects.

With the end of the deployment there, the SAF can focus on other ongoing deployment in Afghanistan, the spokesman added.

On Saturday, the Chief of Army, Major-General (MG) Chan Chun Sing, met the SAF trainers deployed in an artillery school in Kabul and received updates on their efforts to train the Afghan National Army.

At the same time, Brigadier-General Hoo Cher Mou, the Republic of Singapore Air Force Chief of Staff, Air Staff, visited the SAF's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Task Group and the Weapon Locating Radar team which are deployed in Uruzgan province in the southern region of Afghanistan.

SAF Afghan deployment ends