Thousands to find jobs on 122 projects nationwide this year
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of people would find jobs on 122 projects worth 434 million afghanis to be executed across Afghanistan during this solar year, the rural rehabilitation and development minister said on Sunday.
Nasir Ahmad Durrani told reporters in Kabul the projects included the construction of retaining walls, canals, water-channels, bridges, water supply schemes and digging of wells.
The schemes would be completed with financial support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), UNICE, SARC and government budget, the minister said.
He said the projects would protect farm fields from floods and help improve agriculture and provide clean drinking water for many families.
Of the schemes, 90 projects were amied to prevent floods in Balkh, Baghlan, Badakhshan, Ghor, Parwan, Bamyan, Takhar, Paktia, Faryab, Jawzjan, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Samangan, Kunar and Sar-i-Pul provinces.
The water supply projects including digging of 54 wells with water pumps would executed in Khost, Bamyan, Paktia, Kabul, Baghlan, Daikundi, Faryab, Takhar, Samangan, Parwan and Helmand provinces, Durrani added.
In addition to benefiting thousands of people, the projects would also provide work opportunities for more than 250,000 people during the current year, he said, adding he had signed contracts of the schemes with private companies.
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