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PRT executes water projects in Logar

PRT executes water projects in Logar

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Sep 17, 2011 - 17:34

PUL-I-ALAM (PANinfo-icon): The Czech Provincial Reconstructioninfo-icon Team (PRTinfo-icon) said on Saturday it had helped complete two water management projects in the Khoshi district of central Logar province.

One of the projects is focused on improving the conditions in an isolated village called Chinarey, located a few miles from the district centre, the PRT said in a statement.

"We walk far everyday to bring water to the village. The source was a few hundred metres up to the hill," said Akhtar Gul, a local elder and farmer. "We use this water not only for drinking and washing, but also for irrigation..."

The water pipeline was designed by Czech engineers in consultation with the Department of Water and Energy.

Pavel Jirák, Czech engineer from the civilian PRT team, said: "In the past, we fixed the Karezinfo-icon -- a traditional Afghan means of irrigation -- in Chinarey. Then we built a new system, which enables people to use water for irrigation and personal use as well..."

Another project was executed in the district centre, where local government officials are based. The district centre is now connected to the well by an underground pipeline. In the future, the pipeline could be extended to the market and local hospital.

Since 2008, the PRT has built or renovated 12 wires, Karez systems and retention walls. Currently, a new dam is under construction in the district. It will not only provide water for several villages, but can also be a source of electricity generation.

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