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Baghlan road project benefits 2,000 families

Baghlan road project benefits 2,000 families

Jan 15, 2015 - 15:50

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The graveling of a 10-kilometre road in the Beno district of northern Baghlan province has reduced the travel time from two and a half hours to 20 minutes, residents said on Thursday. 

The road connects five villages with the district center, with residents saying previously they had been faced with a lot of problems, especially when they in taking patients to the district hospital.

“We would take the sick to hospital on animals, but with the graveling of the road, vehicles are now available,” said Shah Mohammad, a local resident. In the past, agricultural produce would rot in the absence of transport facilities. 

Mohammad Hassan, another resident, said they would walk for two and a half hours to reach the district center, “but now we drive and go there in only 20 minutes”.

Rural Rehabilitation Director Mehrabuddin Ibrahimi said 2,000 families living in the five villages used the road. The project cost around half a million dollars provided by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development.


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