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Projects worth 1bn afs launched in Nangarhar

Projects worth 1bn afs launched in Nangarhar

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Sep 16, 2019 - 17:43

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The agricultureinfo-icon minister during a trip to eastern Nangarhar province on Monday launched 31 projects worth around one billion afghanis.

Nasir Ahmad Durrani, agriculture, livestock and irrigation minister, who visited Nangarhar province, listened to problems of local farmers and then provided information to a conference also participated by the provincial governor.

Nangarhar governor Shah Mahmood Miakhel said that the agriculture minister launched 31 projects worth one billion afghanis in the province.

The aim of these projects was to ensure uniform development in Nangarhar and to help farmers boost their productions and economy, he said.

Nasir Ahmad Durrani said that his ministry had always considered farmers’ economic stability in its projects.

He said 230 small greenhouses for womeninfo-icon would be set up in Khogyani, Sherzad, Kot, Rudat, Chaparhar and Achin districts as part of the Community Based Agricultural Rural Development (CBARD) program.

Each of these greenhouses would cost 85,000 afghanis and the total cost of the greenhouses would amount to around 19 million afghanis, he added.

He said a building for Veterinary Complex that would cost 180,000 afghanis was also put into service today.

Gardening projects which include modern greenhouses, creating zero-energy cold storages and creating gardens of different fruits in Bati Kot, Behsud, Kama, Kuz Kunar and Sra Rod districts would also be launched, he said.

Another project is about livestock, livelihood, healthinfo-icon and social areas and its aim is to reduce poverty in families struggling with economic problems, Durrani said.

He said the agriculture ministry also started distribution of agricultural tools and improved quality seed to 734 farmers in Khogyani, Chaparhar, Achin, Rodat, Shirzad and Kot district today.

An information center for famers costing 12 million afghanis was also inaugurated in Nangarhar, he said.

Durrani did not provide details about the cost of each project, but said the total cost was one billion afghanis.

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