Projects worth 38m afs launched in Logar’s Azra
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two projects costing 38 million afghanis have been launched in the Azra, the most insecure district in central Logar province, officials said on Saturday.
Azra district chief Hamidullah Hameed told Pajhwok Afghan News the schemes included construction of a 10-kilometer road and a hospital’s building.
The road connecting Kharoti, Babrik, Akbarkhel, Chatrah and Kachwal villages had been damaged and was being reconstructed to facilitate commuters, he said.
A standard building was being constructed for the hospital which previous served as clinic and had no building. “We decided to convert the clinic to hospital and reconstruct its building too”, he said.
According to the district chief, the projects will cost 38 million Afghanis and take a year to complete.
A member of the Provincial Council, Abdul Wali Wakeel, said the two projects had a huge importance for Azra district.
“Azra is a far and insecure district and has long been ignored by the government but the two projects could solve many problems our people face.”
Hayatullah, a tribal leader, told Pajhwok Afghan News they had been deprived of facilities like road and hospital and the two projects would somehow bring relief to the inhabitants.
He said local people had to take their patients to other provinces and the new hospital in Azra would resolve that problem. He urged government to pay more attention to Azra district.
The highway connecting Azra with provincial capital, Pul-i-Alam, has been blocked by insurgents over the past 14 years. Local residents first travel to Nangarhar, reach Kabul and then proceed to Pul-i-Alam.
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