National employment programme starts in 12 provinces
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has launched the National Employment Programme (NEP) in 12 provinces to promote peace, officials said on Monday.
The programme is being implemented in 3734 villages of 46 districts of Farah, Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman, Balkh, Jawzjan, Faryab, Baghlan, Kandahar, Herat and Khost provinces for strengthening peace, MRRD deputy minister Ahmad Shaheer Shaharyar told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Thousands of people in Herat would find work opportunities on projects worth $35 million to be executed in Injil, Korkh and Kohistan districts of Herat as part of the first stage of the programme, he said.
Other districts of the province would be considered in the next stage of the programme, he said.
Herat Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi welcomed the launch of the employment programme in Heart, saying with its implementation the youth would be rescued from being employed by Taliban and would also help strengthen security in the province.
“There might be insecurity along highways to remote districts, but there is full security in district centres,” he said, assuring good security in districts of Herat.
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