Residential plots distributed among returning refugees
NILI (Pajhwok): The process of distributing residential plots among returning refugees from neighboring countries has started in central Daikundi province, officials said on Saturday.
The township has an estimated number of 1,500 land plots to be distributed to refugees and is located two kilometres east of Nili City, the provincial capital.
According to officials, it has all the facilities of a modern township such as recreational parks, schools, roads and business centres.
Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi, director refugees and repatriation, told Pajhwok Afghan News they have started distributing plots to the needy on a lottery basis.
Some returning refugees, however, said they did not have the means to build houses for themselves.
Mohammad Hassan, who returned with his six-member family from Iran last year, said: “I’m an ordinary laborer. I can’t build a house for myself.”
He no choice but to borrow money to build a shelter for his family to get rid of renting houses.
Head of refugees department said the plots were distributed with a meager price and the government would build the township’s infrastructure.
He added until now food items have been distributed to 4,000 repatriated families and construction material was also assisted with 100 families for building their houses.
Based on refugees’ department figures, more than 7,500 families have returned to the province from neighboring countries.
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