20-km road being built in Takhar
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The Rural Rehabilitation and Development (RRD) department has launched work to build the 20-kilometer long road connecting Rastaq district with Taloqan in northern Takhar province, an official said on Thursday.
Raz Mohammad Faiz, director RRD, told Pajhwok Afghan News the road was estimated to cost 40 million afs to be funded by the World Bank (WB), which would be completed in one year.
The road was 19.5 km long and six meters wide which was being graveled, he added. Thousands of residents of Rastaq, Yanki Qala, Dasht Qala and Khwjaghar districts would be facilitated, he added.
Earlier, the residents used donkeys as a means of transportation as there was no road facility and they were facing with severe problems.
In addition, 52 culverts, protecting walls and water channels would be constructed to develop the agriculture sector, he said.
Nawrozi, a resident of the locality, the people of his locality were in dire need of a road to transport goods and their patients. “We appreciate the government for road construction. Most of the patients had to die because of unavailability of the road.”
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