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Several uplift projects launched in Nangarhar’s capital

Several uplift projects launched in Nangarhar’s capital

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Aug 16, 2016 - 16:03

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Several development projects costing over $1 million have been launched in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.

Mayor Hamidullah Afghan launched the projects in the 1st police district of the city. He told Pajhwok Afghan News the schemes included construction of roads, retaining walls, parks and a school.

He said 26,000 people would benefit from the projects and hundreds would get work opportunities.The project will account for $1.3 million, with $965,000 provided by the United Nation Human Settlement Programme UN-HABITAT.

The remaining $232,000 will be contributed by residents. The mayor added the projects were aimed to facilitate dwellers and increase city revenue.

Provincial Council member Israrullah Murad, who was present at the inaugural ceremony, stressed the need for transparency and quality of work.

Asadullah Khalil, a resident of the locality, expressed happiness over the launch of development projects in the city. He said the people would strive to protect the development work being carried out there.

Separately, a dyke constructed at a cost of 2 million afghanis was inaugurated in Dara-i-Noor district’s Ansa locality. The facility was funded by the agricultureinfo-icon ministry.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok the project -- completed in seven month would irrigate nearly 50 acres of land.

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