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Work on building for district centre begins

Work on building for district centre begins

May 22, 2014 - 18:25

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on a new administrative building in northeastern Badakhshan province formally began on Thursday. The 27 million afghanis project is being funded by the Afghan-German Cooperation programme.

Abdul Rashid Ibrahimi, the district specialist, Mir Ahmad Shah Zeghum, Zebak district chief, and Ashor Mohammad, head of District Development Assembly (DDA), attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the building.

A statement of the German Cooperation with Afghanistaninfo-icon said that the new facilities would house 56 civil servants from key government departments, including educationinfo-icon, finance, agricultureinfo-icon and law.

The district dignitaries were joined by representatives and civil servants of Zebak district government and Afghan-German Cooperation programme.

In addition, 56 civil servants of Zebak would be able to work in the facility, which includes a conference hall, 15 offices, a kitchen and sanitary rooms with other necessary annexes.

The decision on construction of the building was made by the Badakhshan Development Committee (PDC). The Provincial Governance Office is responsible for implementation of the project with the support of the Regional Capacity Development Fund (RCDF).

Located 100 kilometres from Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan, Zebak is one of 27 districts in the southeastern part of the province and has a population of more than 13,000 (49% female and 51% male) living in 34 villages.


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