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3 projects worth nearly 100m afs launched in Kunar

3 projects worth nearly 100m afs launched in Kunar

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Jul 17, 2017 - 17:54

ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Three uplift projects worth nearly 100 million afghanis have been launched in the Manogi district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Monday.

Provincial rural rehabilitation and development director Eng. Sifatullah Sharifmal told Pajhwok Afghan News on the sidelines of the projects’ inaugural ceremony here, that the schemes would cost 98.5 million afs.

The projects are being executed in Barkandai village of the district and two projects are about construction of roads in mountainous areas and the third one is construction of a retaining wall.

Sharifmal said the first road, 12km lengthy and six meters wide, would cost 34 million afs. The second project, repairing of a 19km-long road, would 34 million afs.

The official said the projects would help resolve issues hundreds of people faced, thanks to lawmaker Saleh Mohammad Saleh for his efforts at approving the projects.

Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon member from Kunar, Saleh, said people of the province faced a lot of issues which needed serious attention.

Advisor to the CEO and Manogi district resident, Painda Hikmat, expressed happiness over the launch of the projects, saying they would resolve many big issues of people.

He asked the central government to give more attention to the eastern province because it was a mountainous province where people were deprived of basic facilities and needs.

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