Work on 85 projects launched in Paktika
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Work on 85 small and big development projects, benefit thousands of residents, has been initiated in the Janikhel district of southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Sunday.
Construction work on a number of projects was launched on Saturday, including small bridges, retaining walls, water channels, hand-pumps and gravelling of streets.
Deputy Governor Attaullah Fazli told Pajhwok Afghan News the schemes were being funded by the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) and the ORCD--- an NGO--- which extended 100 million afghanis to implement the projects.
He pledged the schemes would be completed by the year end, which would help resolve problems of thousands of residents.
Afsar Khan Sulaimankhel, head of provincial council, said no development activities could be launched in Janikhel district before. He said they would personally supervise the work on the schemes to ensure the use of quality materials.
Abdul Karim, a tribal elder of the district, said the projects would also help create work opportunities for residents of the locality. “Development projects need to be initiated in every sector because the district has long been neglected,” he observed.
He said the projects had been launched in 50 villages of Janikhel district simultaneously, which would improve economy of many families.
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