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Except roads, no other projects executed in Parwan

Except roads, no other projects executed in Parwan

Dec 04, 2015 - 15:30

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Except some roads, no other infrastructure development projects were carried out over the past 14 years in central Parwan province, the governor said on Friday.

Mohammad Asim Asim told Pajhwok Afghan News no measures had been taken for the maintenance of roads, the provision of electricity, the construction of social and welfare centres and other projects in the province.

Some of the constructed roads had damaged and roads to some districts were yet to be paved since 2001, he added.

The governor said necessary work with regard to power supply had not been carried out and the cement factory in Parwan could not be reactivated due to a lack of electricity.

He said the turbine at the dam in the Jablus Siraj district had been repaired, but it could not be made functional, leaving the textile factory in the district paralyzed.

The governor said most residents of Parwan depended on vegetable and fruit production but there was no factory to process and pack the harvests or cold storages.

Only two cold storages have been constructed in the province, but they are inactive due to a lack of power, he said.

They have prepared plans for some infrastructure projects which would gradually improve people’s economic situation, Asim said.

He was concerned about the presence of illegal armed groups in the province, saying many such groups had been disarmed and a drive to disarm individuals was ongoing.



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