Herat to get 59 uplift projects this year
KABUL/FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Officials in western Herat province on Wednesday said a total of $100 million would be spent to implement 59 development projects in the province this year.
Abdul Naser Aswadi, an official of economic affairs department, said the projects included asphalting of the city’s ring road, connecting Herat districts with the provincial capital and building a power system in the districts and provincial airport.
The budget has been approved by the government, he said, adding that 22 other projects would be launched in the province funded by the government of Italy.
The residents welcomed allocating of $100 million for uplift projects and urged provincial authorities to prioritize important projects and execute the schemes in less developed areas.
Atiqullah, a resident of the province, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “Payan Aab area of Herat city is the less developed part. We demand the government to implement some of these projects in our area to facilitate a large number of families.”
Similarly, Herat provincial council criticized over low quality projects implemented last year and underlined efforts to thoroughly monitor the new projects.
Based on report, the National Solidarity Program (NSP) has kicked off projects worth 15 million afs funded by rehabilitation and rural development ministry in western Ghor province.
Eng. Taj Muhammad Zalal, director of Ghor rehabilitation and rural development, said building was being constructed in three storey, 12 rooms in next nine months.
Expressing satisfaction over construction of the building, Deputy Governor Muhammad Amin said it would help resolve most of the problems
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