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Nuristan to have asphalted roads for first time: Ghani

Nuristan to have asphalted roads for first time: Ghani

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Apr 16, 2016 - 17:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said the government would asphalt for the first time roads in eastern Nuristan province this solar yearinfo-icon and would establish hostels for students in all insecure provinces.

After hearing problems and demands from elders, spiritual leaders and womeninfo-icon of eastern Nuristan province, the president thanked the people of the province for the defence of the country, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.

“I will in person monitor the asphalting process and I ask people to monitor roads’ construction,” President Ghani said of the roads the government would asphalt in Nuristan.

Ghani said the past year was difficult especially from security point of view, but this year the Afghan air force had been prepared against enemies. Ghani also asked the people of Nuristan to help security forces maintain better security there.

In response to Nuristan people’s demand regarding establishment of hostels for high schools, the president said his government would establish hostels for schools in restive provinces including Nuristan.

Ghani ordered the office of Administrative Affairs to properly evaluate construction of roads in Nuristan, the statement said.

Ghani said people’s role in bringing reforms to local administrations was important and urged people to support the government’s reform process in order to prevent corruption.

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