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Projects worth $2m being executed in Khogyani

Projects worth $2m being executed in Khogyani

Aug 14, 2011 - 20:13

GHAZNI CITY (PANinfo-icon): Work on development projects worth $2 million (94,060,000 afghanis) has been launched in the Khogyani district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday.

The projects are related to developmental works in the areas of healthinfo-icon, security and others, the district chief, Bashi Habib, told reporters.

Since he assumed the charge as the district chief eight months ago, a number of developmental projects were executed in the district, he claimed.

The district health clinic was upgraded into hospital during the period, he said, adding work on the construction of a 14-bed hospital had started with support of the provincial government, the district chief said.  Construction work on a road connecting the district with Ghazni city would soon be launched, he said.

The district is situated some 10 kilometers west of Ghazni city. Militants last year overran the district headquarters, torching several government buildings.   

Peace talks between the government and insurgents are in place, the district chief said, adding the Talibaninfo-icon and other armed groups were hell bent on fighting in the area. He urged the insurgents to shun violence and live a normal life.

"We have been in talks with the leadership of militants over the past eight months. They want guarantee for their lives and we are trying to provide the same to them," the district chief said.


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