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Development projects to begin in Khost

Development projects to begin in Khost

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Jul 02, 2011 - 18:04

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A slew of development schemes will soon be launched in Khost province, the provincial governor said on Saturday.

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, healthinfo-icon 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 societyinfo-icon groups, tribal elders, religious scholars and relevant ministries.

The schemes are funded by the Ministries of Finance, Public Works, Economy, Educationinfo-icon, Public Health, and Water and Power, as well as the United Nations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAIDinfo-icon) and other organizations, Naeemi said.

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