23 welfare projects put into service in Herat
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Around 4,000 families would benefit from 23 welfare projects recently completed in two districts of western Herat province, an official said on Tuesday.
National Solidarity Programme (NSP) spokesman for western zone, Lida Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the projects were implemented in Ghorian and Gulran districts.
He said the projects included construction of primary schools, social centers, protective walls, water canals, water reservoirs for irrigation, bridges, streams and extension of drinking and irrigation water networks, costing 24 million afghanis financed by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD).
Ahmadi added 3,700 families would benefit from the projects.
Residents of the two districts were happy about the development. One of them Fakhria, a schoolteacher in Ghorian district, said: “These projects are very helpful for improving people’s living standard as they empower them and are good for our agriculture.”
Farhad, a resident of Gulran district, asked MRRD officials to preserve the projects so people could benefit from them for a long time.
So far 4,530 projects worth around five billion afghanis have been executed under NSP.
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