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Weesa briefs foreign delegates on Kandahar situation

Weesa briefs foreign delegates on Kandahar situation

Mar 31, 2011 - 19:42

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): A number of representatives of foreign ministries of countries associated with the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday traveled to southern Kandahar province and held talks with local officials, including the governor.

The delegation included officials from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, and others. They met with the governor Tooryalai Weesa who briefed them on the current security situation and development projects in the province.

The governor said a number of development and reconstructioninfo-icon were completed last Afghan year. He particularly mentioned the filing of vacant posts in public sector and the Afghan-led military operations and the provision of electricity to the industrial park.

However, he said people of Kandahar needed long-term projects and there was a great need for improvement in the educationinfo-icon sector.

The governor also said that farmers in the province, which is famous for fruit gardens, lacked access to a better market for their products.

Weesa also drew the attention of the visiting foreign officials toward upgrading the Mirwais civil hospital.

The delegation promised to consider what the governor proposed to them about some projects in the province.



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