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    New building for governor's house opens

    QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the governor's office was inaugurated in northwestern Badghis province on Saturday, an official said.

    Funded by the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), the project cost $200,000, Sharafudin, the governor's house spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

    Taking eight months to complete, the three-storey building has seven administrative and residential rooms, he added.

    Separately, a newly-constructed building for the nomad affairs department of southeastern Paktika province was opened on Saturday.

    The project cost $118,000 and took 18 months to complete, Deputy Governor Juma Mohammad Zadran said.

    A representative of the nomads, Nimatullah, said they were happy to have a place where they could seek resolution of their problems.

    He demanded of the government to resolve the issue of drinking water facing the Kuchi tribesmen.