Top US embassy official visits Surkhrod
Ambassador Richard Olson, coordinating director for development and economic affairs (CDDEA) at the embassy, met the district chief, police head and Community Development Councils (CDCs) chiefs behind closed doors.
He told Pajhwok Afghan News that the US embassy and government were interested in the district, which was secure, developed and poppy-free. He promised to share with his government the problems of the town’s officials and tribal elders.
District chief, Syed Ali Akbar Sadaat, said they had requested the ambassador for the construction of a dam on the Surkhrod River, schools, clinics and irrigation system.
“I am glad that our district is peaceful, dozens of reconstruction projects are underway and top officials can visit the district,” he concluded.
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