400 projects costing 308 m afs executed in Wardak
MAIDAN SHARH (Pajhwok): Nearly 400 various projects have been completed in central Maidan Wardak province, last year, benefitting 50,000 families, an official said on Saturday.
Implemented under various programmes, the projects include karez water systems, retaining walls, water reservoirs for irrigation, construction of canals, bridges, playgrounds, wells, water tanks, small hydropower dams, vocation courses, buildings for schools, roads and others, the governor’s spokesman said.
Attuallah Khogyani said the projects were completed in Maidan Shahr and several districts costing nearly 308 million afghanis, the bulk of which had been provided by the Ministry of Rural Development and Rehabilitation.
He said 5000 people, including women, were training in various skills as part of the projects and currently 35 similar projects worth 135 million afghanis were under construction in the provincial capital and districts.
Rural Development and Rehabilitation Director Eng. Jan Mohammad Hikmatjo said transparency had been maintained in execution of the projects. He said tribal elders had also monitored the projects during their implementation in order to ensure quality work.
Happy over the projects’ completion, acting Governor Abdul Majeed Khogyani said his administration was ready for every kind of cooperation with donor agencies and government departments in implementation of projects for people’s wellbeing.
But a resident of Dimardad district, Amin Ansari, said no project had been carried out in the town last year.
However, a Nirkh district resident, Naqibullah said besides roads, some retaining walls had been constructed in the district.
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