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2 development projects executed in Nangarhar

2 development projects executed in Nangarhar

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Jan 23, 2018 - 17:05

JALALABD (Pajhwok): Two development projects including a water head have been completed and put into service in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Tuesday.

The second project was a retaining wall completed in Behsud district. Both the projects, the water-head in Kama district, were implemented by Afghan AIDS, PMS and Afghan JICA organizations.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the water head was completed near Kama Bridge in Sarband area at a cost of 1.2 million afghanis funded by JICA and PMS donor agencies.

He said the facility with irrigation capacity was built on two acres of land in two years, benefitting around 55 large villages.

A resident of Kama district, Mohammad Liaqat, said the water head would irrigate most areas of the district.

According to another report, a retaining wall was completed in three months at a cost of six million afghanis with financial support from Afghan AIDS organization in Behsud district.

Khogyani said the 292-meter long, six meter wide and three meter high wall would protect hundreds of acres of farmland and many houses from floods.

Nasir Kamawal, a public representative, said the schemes would benefit thousands of people in both districts. He called on the provincial government to improve agricultureinfo-icon.

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