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1,000 disabled to undergo vocational training

1,000 disabled to undergo vocational training

Oct 02, 2011 - 20:13

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): As many as 1,000 disabled people, including womeninfo-icon, would be provided with vocational training in four provinces of Afghanistaninfo-icon, an official said on Sunday.

The training will be held in Nangarhar, Herat and Kandahar provinces, Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disables Amina Afzali told reporters after signing a project agreement with two Afghan companies.

The project, to be completed in eight months, envisages training in tailoring, carpet-weaving, growing vegetables, poultry farming, embroidery, food processing, healthcare and beauty parlour.

She said the project would be implemented at a cost of 21 million afghanis ($433,258), with each province getting seven million afghanis for training 330 disabled people.

Annually, the ministry will provide job opportunities or 15,000 eligible special people, who undergo similar trainings.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Water and Energy officials said two water management projects, which would irrigate about 15,000 hectares of farmland, would be implemented in the northern provinces of Balkh and Jawzjan.

The projects included improvement of seven canals and construction of new bridges in nine districts of the two provinces, said the acting water and energy minister, Mohammad Ismail Khan, after signing an agreement with a Tajik company known as LLC Sivar.

He said the projects, which would be implemented in two years at a cost of $7.3, would benefit 73,000 families in 279 villages and provide job opportunities to 33,000 people.



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