Contracts for 20 development projects inked
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Counternarcotics on Monday signed contracts for launching development projects worth 400 million afghanis with private afghan construction companies, an official said.
Prof. Salamat Azimi, minister of counternarcotics, said the projects included construction of schools, clinics, irrigation systems, stadiums, bridges and other development projects.
She said the uplift projects aimed at eradicating of drugs and cultivation of poppy in parts of the country.
She said the total cost of the projects was 394.5 afghanis which was being provided by a US antinarcotics department.
According to the minister, the development projects would be executed in Nuristan, Khost, Sar-i-Pul, Paktia, Maidan Wardak, Badakhshan, Baghlan, Kapisa, Panjsher, Ghazni, Helmand, Logar, Ghor, Badghis and Faryab provinces.
Azimi said the implementation of the projects would bring positive change in the lives of people, especially farmers, who would get encouragement to stop cultivation of illicit crops.
The companies representatives who got the construction contract of these projects pledged to complete the work in given deadline.
The minister said that the mentioned projects would be completed in one year time and would be ready for use.
Azimi said the execution of these projects was part of the 100-day plan and fortunately the procurement procedure of the contract had been completed and work on the vital projects would begin soon.
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