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WFP to work on development projects in Kandahar

WFP to work on development projects in Kandahar

Feb 14, 2012 - 19:41

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): The Worldinfo-icon Food Program (WFP) would start work on several development projects in four districts of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.

At a meeting with Governor Toryalai Weesa, WFP Director for Kandahar Ulrick Pedersen said the projects would be implemented in Nesh, Ghorak, Mianshin and Shorabk districts.

Ghorak and Mianshin, situated north of the Kandahar City, were controlled by Talibaninfo-icon over the past few years. Police recently recaptured Mianshin, but an operation is still underway in Ghorak.

According to Zalmay Ayubi, the governor's spokesman, the projects included poverty alleviation and planting sapling, as part of a work-for-food programme.

He quoted Pedersen as saying the schemes would be carried out in coordination with local officials. He thanked local officials for helping WFP identify needy families in the districts.

Governor Weesa asked the WFP to work on schemes that directly helped the needy people in remote areas of the province.



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