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    First-ever recreational park being built in Ghor

    CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Work on a US-funded recreational park, the first of its kind in western Ghor province, was launched on Monday, an official said.

    With a two-month timescale, the project will be completed at a cost of $180,000, to be provided by the United States International Development Agency.

    City Mayor Mohammad Osman Ismat the one square kilometre park would have a green area, basketball and volleyball courts, shops and special recreation areas for children and women. 

    The facility, where a mosque has already been built, will be supplied water through a solar energy system. Previously, it received water from a deep well and a river, located 300 metres from the site.

    Resident Mohammad Khan, meanwhile, welcomed the project as happy news for the dwellers, especially for children, of a city that had no such facility in the past.

    Arif Qazizada, head of the USAID’s Regional Afghan Municipalities Program for Urban Populations (RAMP UP) in Ghor, said they planned two to construct two more parks in the city. Last year, Chaghcharan streets were paved under the programme.