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School, cricket stadium to be built in Badakhshan

School, cricket stadium to be built in Badakhshan

Nov 25, 2014 - 19:25

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): After the devastating landslide in northeastern Badakhshan province, first school would be constructed in Argo district while the cricket stadium would be built in Faizabad, the provincial capital, said provincial educationinfo-icon director.

Shamsullah Shams said that construction work for building a school would today with the financial support of Kabulinfo-icon money exchange union.

The massive landslide buried about 2,500 people in Ab-e-Barak village of Argo district on May 2, displacing 700 families.

The displaced families had been living under tents in two different camps and their children were forced to study under the open sky.

The construction he said would cost $90,000 and take six months to be completed.

Meanwhile, Abdul Basir Niromand, sportsinfo-icon director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a cricket stadium would be constructed in fifth municipality district of the provincial capital, Faizabad.

He said construction of the stadium would cost $50,000 with the financial extended to be provided by the Afghanistaninfo-icon Cricket Board (ACB).

After series of achievements by the Afghanistan cricket teams in international competitions, Badakhshan youth have been encouraged to make two cricket teams in their province.




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