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    Work on Samangan road launched

    AIBAK (PAN): Construction work on a 15 kilometres road was launched in the Khuramsar Bagh district of northern Samangan province on Monday, an official said.

    Funded by the Ministry of Public Works, the project will cost $300,000 (14,310,000afghanis) and reduce by 100 km the distance between 30 remote villages and the district centre.

    Eng. Zeya Humayun, the provincial public works department officer, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the 6 meters wide road would take four months to complete.

    Residents of remote villages have to travel for 130 kilometers to reach the district centre, according to Hafizullah, the administrative head of Khuramsar Bagh. Most of the people, dependent on farming, had to carry their products on donkeys, he said.

    Separately, a newly-constructed building for the public health department of northern Kunduz province was also inaugurated on Monday.

    The German-funded project cost $300,000 (14,310,000afs), said Dr. Zafar Noori, the provincial public health director. The two-storey building with 16 administrative rooms and two halls took seven months to complete.