Improved security paves way for uplift projects in Jawzjan: PC
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Expressing satisfaction with the improved law and order situation in northern Jawzjan province, the provincial council head on Tuesday said the way had been paved for implementation of welfare projects.
Speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News, Maulvi Abdul Hai Hayat said the projects in the past 14 years despite better security have not been implemented in a way people expected.
He said there were no asphalted roads in ten districts and residents grappled with a lot of challenges.
He expressed optimism that with the new administration in place, security in the province has improved and implementation of the projects did not face any hurdles.
“The development projects were not much before. Now we are optimistic about more uplift schemes to be implemented,” he added.
He said recently the government has embarked on construction 10 schools, constructing part of the Jawzjan University, and asphalting of Shiberghan – Qosh Tapa road that is 40 kilometres long.
Another important project in the province, Maulvi Hayat said, was construction of a grand mosque and a technical institute. The mosque would be built at a cost of $3.5 million to be funded by Turkey.
Some resident, however, complain that they did not benefit much from the welfare projects in the province.
Sardash, a resident of Aqcha district and a civil society, said: “Security is deteriorating in Jawzjan also and it undermines the development projects.”
Sardash said projects like health clinics, schools, irrigation and electricity were need of the hour and the government should pay utmost attention to resolve the direly needed problem.
Shahabuddin, a resident of Shiberghan, said security situation in the province was relatively better than other provinces, but not major reconstruction efforts have taken place as per need of the residents. “We still don’t have enough clinics and schools.”
Deputy Governor Abdul Rahman Mahmoodi said they were planning to conduct a conference in order to generate funds for development projects in the province.
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