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Baghlan fish-farming project completed

Baghlan fish-farming project completed

Mar 28, 2013 - 17:07

PUL-I-KHUMRI (PANinfo-icon): A fish farm was built and work on an irrigation project launched in northern Baghlan province on Thursday, officials said.

As part of the project, a water head and 18 concrete distributory gates of irrigation water will be constructed on Dad-i-Shahabuddin canal in the Pul-i-Khumri.

Director of Agricultureinfo-icon, Irrigation and Livestock Azizullah Aimaq told Pajhwok Afghan News that 2,300 families would benefit from the project that would irrigate 1,600 acres of land.

The project would be implemented at a cost of $64,000 by a German organisation, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), with financial support from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), said GIZ official Abdul Qayyum.

Meanwhile, a pool for fish farming was inaugurated in the Gaw Sawaran village on the outskirts of Pul-i-Kumri. The pool, with the capacity of storing 160 cubic metres of water, was constructed by the GIZ at a cost of id="mce_marker"5,000 -- with 40 percent of contribution from the Akhwat Cooperative, Qayum said.





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