Projects worth 220m afs to be launched in 13 provinces
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifty-five uplift schemes would be launched in 13 provinces by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development with financial support from the World Bank (WB) , an official said on Tuesday.
Contracts for the projects were signed on Tuesday between Minister of Rural Rehabilitation Nasir Ahmad Durrani and community development councils of the 13 provinces.
Durrani said the projects including the construction and renovation of retaining walls, canals, water heads, roads and bridges were part of emergency services for victims of natural disasters.
More than 150,000 man-day work opportunities will be provided for thousands of people in rural parts of Balkh, Baghlan, Badakhshan, Panjsher, Ghor, Parana, Bamyan, Laghman, Takhar, Paktia, Faryab, Nuristan and Sar-i-Pul provinces.
As many as 140,000 people would benefit from the schemes, he said, adding the projects, costing 220 million afghanis provided by the World Bank, would be completed in six months to one year, he said.
Meanwhile, MRRD spokesman Akbar Rostami said they would executive projects in 15,000 villages under the Work for Peace Programme in 2016.
The projects would be implemented in spheres of agriculture, road construction in villages, irrigation systems, rural development, drinking water supply and sanitation.
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