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2,500 families benefit from water supply schemes in Jawzjan

2,500 families benefit from water supply schemes in Jawzjan

Feb 14, 2016 - 15:57

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): More than 2,500 families will benefitfrom five potable drinking water schemes in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Sunday.

The schemes included 43 water wells in Mangjik and Khaniqa districts, 20 in Shiberghan, the provincial capital of Jawzjan, seven in Aqcha and as many in Khomab town.

Rural Rehabilitation and Development Director Eng. Aminullah Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan Newsthe projects were executed at a cost of more than 12 million afghanis paid by the ministry concerned.

Storage facilities were also constructed and pumps installed on seven wells in Aqcha district to facilitate easy access to water, he said.

A resident of Kalta Shakh district, Mohammad Hassan said they previously consumed stream water that was contaminated and causedchildren various diseases, including diarrhea and vomiting.

Nearly 400 families of his village had been benefited by the project, he said while expressing happiness over the execution of the scheme.

Stanikzai said only 20 percent of residents had access to clean drinking water in the 3rd Hesa of Shiberghan and some parts of Khaniqa, Mangjik and Aqcha districts.




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