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    Work on 15-km canal starts in Uruzgan

    TIRINKOT (PAN): Construction work on the 15 kilometres long water canal that would benefit thousands people was launched in Tirinkot city, capital of central Uruzgan province on Monday, officials said.

    Government official, Haji Abdur Rahman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the canal project cost 19.6 million afs ($379, 110) and once completed it would benefit 1,500 families.

    He said the water canal starts from Zarafshan River of the provincial capital and extended to Haram Shah area.

    Irrigation director Eng. Abdul Kabir said the World Bank funded project was surveyed two years ago and works on the facility started on Monday.

    He said the facility would help develop local economy and irrigate agriculture lands.