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River Amu threatens Hairatan port

River Amu threatens Hairatan port

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Oct 15, 2014 - 16:51

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The bustling Hairatan port can be flooded if River Amu water is not controlled in time, the Balkh National Disaster Management Authority chief warned on Wednesday.

Thousands of acres of land would be inundated over the next few years by the gushing river that destroyed 100 acres every year, Rahmatullah Zahid told gathering here.

“River Amu floods 100 acres of land every year. It is beyond the provincial government to control the flooding. The new government should find ways to control the situation,” he added.

The river had flooded 400 acres of agricultural land in Kaldari district, the town’s administrative head, Mirwais Hotak, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News.

Hotak asked the government to send a commission to assess the damage and find a solution to the problem on a permanent basis.

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