Development projects to begin in Khost
Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi told Pajhwok Afghan News that the schemes would bring $150 million (about 7 billion afghanis) to the southeastern province, putting thousands of people to work and benefiting thousands through much-needed projects.
Those projects include roads, small and large bridges, customs facilities, schools, health clinics, parks, a dam and others.
Eight agricultural projects, a new building for the Khost Medical University, a 130-bed hospital, and a girl's hostel are also part of the projects, he said
Naeemi said the projects are being implemented in consultation with all government departments, civil society groups, tribal elders, religious scholars and relevant ministries.
The schemes are funded by the Ministries of Finance, Public Works, Economy, Education, Public Health, and Water and Power, as well as the United Nations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other organizations, Naeemi said.
Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.