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    300-km rural roads built in Sar-i-Pul

    SAR-I-PUL (PAN): More than 300 kilometres of rural roads have been constructed over the past nine months in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Wednesday.

    Costing $20 million, the projects were implemented in 220 villages under the Work for Food programme, the rural rehabilitation director told Pajhwok Afghan News.

    Eng. Ahmad Javed Javed said most of the roads had been built in mountainous areas, giving 20,000 families work opportunities and 3,001 tonnes of food items.

    Up to 5,000 families would benefit from World Food Program-funded projects in Sayad, Balkh Aab and Kohistanat districts, the director said, hoping the schemes would ensure uninterrupted supplies to residents in the winter.