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2 projects executed in Takhar

2 projects executed in Takhar

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May 03, 2013 - 14:10

TALOQAN (PANinfo-icon): Thousands of families have been protected from flood threats with the inauguration of two projects in the northern province of Takhar, officials said on Friday.

A 150-metre retaining wall and 200-metre canal were constructed along a river in the Bangi district of the province, the Taloqan river project head, Eng. Mohammad Salim Akbar, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Up to 4000 families would benefit from the projects and 300 other household had been protected from the threat of floods with the implementation of the projects, which took eight months to complete, he said.

The projects were implemented at a cost of 14 million afghanis with financial support from BMZ, according to a statement from GIZ -- a German organisation.

GIZ official Abdul Qayyum hoped the schemes would help irrigate 200 hectares of land in the district and contribute to the income of resides besides providing work opportunities for the locals.

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