4,500 families find access to drinking, irrigation water
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Drinking and irrigation water problem of 4,500 families has been resolved with the digging out of a spring and the construction of an eight-kilomentre water canal in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Monday.
The schemes were executed at a total cost of $130,000 donated by Holland, the provincial rural rehabilitation and development director, Eng. Ahmad Javed, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The drinking and irrigation water facilities covered 4500 families in 10 villages of the Siyad district, he said.
Due to the lack of water in summer seasons, inhabitants of the district would purchase drinking water from other areas, a resident of the district, Faiz Mohammad, said, while happy over the implementation of the schemes.
Sar-i-Pul Governor Mohammad Zahir thanked the Dutch government for the assistance and asked the district residents to keep care of the projects’ maintenance.
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