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    School buildings inaugurated in Logar

    JALALABAD/MEHTARLAN/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): The foundation stone of a school was laid in Nangarhar, while three newly-constructed buildings for schools were inaugurated in Logar and work on a green belt launched in Laghman, officials said on Monday.

    Nangarhar Education Director Allah Dad Ismailzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the foundation stone of a building for the Charbagh Safa High School was laid in Surkhrod district. The Japanese-funded project will be completed in a year at a cost of $37,000.

    Of 785 schools in Nangarhar, 350 have proper buildings, according to Mohammad Asif Shinwari, an official of the education department.

    In central Logar province, three newly-constructed buildings for schools were inaugurated. Education director Abdul Matin Jafar said the buildings in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, cost $330,000, provided by the International Security Assistance Force ISAF.

    Elsewhere, construction work on a three-kilometer green belt was launched in the Sultan Ghazni Mena area of Mehtarlam, Laghman's capital. Mayor Abdullah Niazi said the project was estimated to cost 12 million afghanis. The installation of 105 streetlight poles was part of the project, he added.