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Drinking water projects completed in Badghis

Drinking water projects completed in Badghis

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Aug 08, 2015 - 14:24

QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The long demanded drinking water project has been completed in the western Badghis province, which will provide potable water to around 1,800 families, an official said on Saturday.

The scheme is completed at a time when underground water of several areas such as the Maqur and Abkmri districts of the province developed a salty taste.

Majority of the residents had to drink salty water or store the rain water, but few well-off families used to buy 18 litres drinking water at a cost of 30 Afghanis.

Sayyed Rasoul Akbari, director of the rural rehabilitation department, told Pajhwok Afghan News the project had been were executed in Kandlan, Mulmanji localities of Qala-i-Naw, the provincial capital.

He said the scheme was completed at a cost of 13 million Afghanis and was ready for use.

Haji Abdul Karim, the resident of the locality, expressed satisfaction over the development and said that earlier people had to drink unhygienic water.

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