Uplift projects worth 230m afs to be executed in Baghlan, Khost
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works pledged to implement development projects worth 230 million afghanis in northern Baghlan and southeastern Khost provinces.
The uplift projects include construction of bridges, for which contracts have been signed with a private company, according to the minister concerned.
Mahmood Baligh said the company was bound to construct five bridges in Baghlan and one in Khost province at a cost of 230 million Afghanis within a year.
In addition, the company was bound not to give the contract to other companies, he said, warning that the contract would be cancelled if the company breached the agreement.
Eng. Abdul Samad Niazia, in charge of the construction company, assured that his company would complete the projects within the given deadline
According to the ministry, the uplift projects would benefit thousands of residents in the two areas.
Mahboobullah, a tribal elder in Khost province, said the residents of his area suffered a lot because of non-availability of a bridge between Khost City and Frang districts.
He said crossing the river was difficult, particularly for children and women. He underlined the need for expediting work on the construction of the vital bridge to felicitate residents.
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