Hundreds of projects completed last year
KABUL (Pajhwok): Provincial government spokespersons from seven provinces on Tuesday briefed journalists in Kabul about their respective governments’ achievements and problems during the last year.
They said hundreds of development projects were executed during the year, province benefiting tens of thousands of people.
The spokespersons of Kabul, Herat, Khost, Maidan Wardak, Daikundi, Nangarhar and Kapisa provinces joined the press conference.
Jilani Farhad, Herat governor’s spokesman, said a new phase of reconstruction had been started in the province bordering Iran. He said the provincial government had been able to attract $200 million investment in different sectors during the year.
He added militant and criminal activities had decreased in Herat and 2,200 criminals were identified and arrested by police last year. Some 150 high and low ranking government officials were also persecuted about corruption during the year.
Attaullah Khogyani, Nangarhar governor’s spokesperson, said Nangarhar being neighboring Pakistan faced a lot of problems. Currently Daesh insurgents were active in Nazyan, Achin, Kot and Haska Mena districts, he added.
Khogyani said the last year saw 6,000 families returning from Pakistan with 3,000 of them staying in Nangarhar. He said fortunately the government had announced 100 million afghanis for the returnees.
He added administrative reforms, completion of public development projects and education opportunities were achievements of last year in Nangarhar.
Adul Rahman Mangal, the Maidan Wardak governor’s spokesperson, said 600 development projects costing 600 million afghanis were completed during the last year cenbtral province and another 200 projects were in progress.
He added the completed projects included six schools costing 110 million afghanis. He said for the first time in Maidan Wardak province the foundation of a university had been laid.
Mahobul Haq Atta, Kabul governor’s spokesperson, said 61 development projects were completed last year and work on a new administrative complex for Kabul province was underway in Tangi Tarakhel area spreading over 470 acres of land.
Mubaraz Zadran, Khost governor’s spokesperson, said 135 development projects costing two billion afghanis were launched last year and 87 of them had been completed and remaining were under construction.
Qais Qadiri, Kapisa governor’s spokesman, said 200 welfare projects costing 30 million afghanis were completed in the province last year.
He added militants carried out around 60 attacks in Tagab and Nijrab districts during the year, when 70 militants were killed and another 100 wounded.
Sheer Mohammad Interzar, Daikundi governor’s spokesperson, said 200 big and small development projects were started in the province last year.
He said capacity building of government officials, encouraging the youth to join security forces, fighting against corruption and prosecuting five corruption cases were among the provincial government’s achievements last year.
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