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Several projects launched in Nangarhar, Wardak

Several projects launched in Nangarhar, Wardak

Aug 27, 2014 - 18:07

JALALABAD/MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Work on a number of development projects of public welfare has been launched in eastern Nangarhar and central Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said Wednesday.

Director of Public Healthinfo-icon Dr. Najib Kamawal told Pajhwok Afghan News five projects worth $950 million had been launched inside the Jalalabad Civil Hospital. The projects include gravelling of roads and footpaths and reconstructioninfo-icon of the emergency ward and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

In addition, the old building where Indoor patients were treated would also be repaired, he added. The schemes will be completed in one year, he pledged, saying that the money would be released by the Ministry of Public Health.

Nangarhar Governor Attaullah Ludin, addressing the inauguration ceremony, told participants the province more urgently needed such projects because patients from Kunar, Nuristan and Laghman also came there for treatment.

In central Maidan Wardak, construction work on building a spacious gymnasium worth 31 million afghanis was launched, the governor’s spokesman said.

Attaullah Khogyani said the facility would be built on 1,575 metres of land with the financial assistance of the Counter-Narcotics Ministry. The project will be completed in one year.

In addition to a car parking area, the gymnasium would offer facilities for 35 different games, where sportsinfo-icon events would be held, he concluded.

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