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435 development projects implemented in Kunduz

435 development projects implemented in Kunduz

Feb 16, 2015 - 13:17

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): More than 400 welfare projects have been implemented in northern Kunduz province, which would help resolve some long-standing problems of thousands of residents, officials said Monday.

Officials of the rural rehabilitation and development (RRD) said that 435 welfare projects have been implemented during the ongoing year that helped benefit more than 200,000 residents.

The schemes included graveling of 85 kilometres of rural roads, constructing of 225 culverts, excavation of 587 water wells, building of three water supply projects, constructing of five schools and 17 community centres.

Construction another 250 kilometres of canal and building embankment walls, two bathrooms and more than 100 public toilets were part of the gigantic projects.

Director RRD Eng. Sibghatullah Nazari told Pajhwok Afghan News the projects were implemented under the National Solidarity Program (NSP), Rural Road Construction and Water Supply organizations.

The total cost of the projects was estimated 775 million Afghanis with 10 percent contribution by the local councils, he said.

He said the schemes were implemented in Aliabad, Imaminfo-icon Sahib, Dasht-I-Archi, Qala Zal, Khanabad and Chahardara districts and in the capital of Kunduz province.

Masoom, a resident of the locality where a development projected had been completed, said that they now got graveled roads, clinics, schools and culverts. He said the projects implemented were the long standing demand of the people of his area.



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