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7,000 families to benefit from Kunduz projects

7,000 families to benefit from Kunduz projects

Aug 09, 2011 - 16:55


KUNDUZ CITY (PANinfo-icon): Nearly 7,000 families would benefit from 32 welfare projects in two districts and the capital of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Tuesday.

The projects included roads, bridges, drinking water reservoirs, water wells, tailoring and carpet-weaving trainings and distribution of solar panels, the rural rehabilitation and development department director said.

Costing about 37 million afghanis ($782,903), the schemes were completed in Imaminfo-icon Sahib and Aqcha districts and some areas of the provincial capital, Hidayatullah Ziarmal told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Implemented on locals' demands, the projects took four months to complete under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP). Residents are happy about the projects executed in their areas.

"In the past, particularly in the winter and spring, we faced a lot of problems. But now we have proper bridges," said Qudratullah, 30, a resident of the Sar Asyab area on the outskirts of Kunduz City.

A school building, having four classrooms, two administrative rooms, four toilets, one water well and 80 chairs and tables, was inaugurated in the Dasht-i-Archi district.

Educationinfo-icon Director Mohammad Zahir Nazim said the building had capacity for about 200 schoolgirls. There are about 500 girls enrolled in the school, he added.


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