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Work on building for Khost agriculture institute begins

Work on building for Khost agriculture institute begins

Oct 03, 2016 - 15:31

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The construction of a building for the agricultureinfo-icon institute of southeastern Khost province, a project worth 700,000 euros, began on Monday, an official said.

Governor Hakam Khan Habibi, who participated in the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the building, said the agriculture institute was located near Ghar Ghakht School on 5.5 acres of land in Khost City.

He added the single-storey building would have 18 rooms, bathrooms, a laboratory and other allied facilities. The building will cost 700,000 euros donated by Germany.

“Developing the agriculture sector in Khost is a fundamental need. On behalf of the provincial administration, I promise improving the agriculture sector in addition to executing other development projects in the province,” he said.

Educationinfo-icon Director Eng. Bakht Noor Bakhtyar told Pajhwok Afghan News there were financial problems in the absence of a proper building for the agriculture institute. He asked the Ministry of Education to resolve problems of other educational centres too.

The institute is currently housed in a rented house having small rooms that do not meet resolve students’ needs. He said 194 students were enrolled in the institute.



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