Juvenile correction centre gets new building in Nangarhar
JALALABAD/ MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for a juvenile correction centre was inaugurated in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Thursday.
The three-story building has 40 rooms and other accessories and was completed in one and a half years at a cost of more than $700,000 funded by the Ministry of Justice, the Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
According to the provincial Justice Department, the current correction centre is operated from a rented house where 60 children, including three girls, have been kept, while the new facility accommodates 200 children.
The children, who had committed crimes but are under the age of 18 years, have been kept in the centre.
Elsewhere, construction work on a township project was launched and a power sub-station inaugurated in central Kapisa province.
Urban Development Minister Syed Sadat Mansoor Nadari and Water and Energy Minister Ali Ahamd Osmani laid the foundation stone of the township and inaugurated the sub-station in the province.
The township is being built for teachers. The township will have 600 houses and is being established in Najrab district.
The sub-station was inaugurated by Osmani in the Ahamd Beg area of Kapisa, the governor’s spokesman, Qais Qadari, said.
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