Work on 20 Ghor development projects kicked-off
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): As construction work on around 20 welfare projects has been kicked-off which will help irrigate 19,000 acres of land in western Ghor province, an official said on Sunday.
The projects included construction of 12 dykes, 13 water reservoirs, four canal constructions with total length of 3,150 meters. The projects were being executed in the Dolain, Dawlatyar, Lalsar Wa Jangal districts and Firozkoh, the provincial capital.
Eng. Taj Mohammad, head of the Rural Rehabilitation and Development (RRD), said 19,000 acres of land would be irrigated after completion of the projects.
The schemes would be completed in one year at a total cost of 65 million Afghanis, he said, adding that it would benefit 10,000 families.
The residents welcomed the projects and hoped it would boost agriculture sector of the province.
Syed Mohammad, the resident of Lashkar Rah village said: “With the construction of three water reservoirs we would be able to grow our orchards.”
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