Panjsher gets $3m snow-clearing equipment
PARAKH (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works on Tuesday dispatched heavy snow-clearing equipment worth $3 million and approved the creation of a 45-member natural disaster management department for central Panjsher province.
Dr. Ahmad Shah Wahid, a senior official at Public Works Ministry, awarded the keys of loader, excavator and glider to Maulana Abdul Rahman Kabiri, acting governor of Panjsher.
Public Work Director Hashmatullah Hakim said the heavy-machinery would be used under his department’s authority.
The need for snow clearing machinery was felt when an avalanche killed at least 200 people, including women and children in the province.
“After the devastating natural disaster, the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) decided to include Panjsher among vulnerable areas of the country,” the governor said.
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