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17 ADB-funded projects executed in Samangan

17 ADB-funded projects executed in Samangan

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Sep 18, 2017 - 15:01

AIBAK (Pajhwok): Seventeen Asian Development Bank-funded agricultural projects worth 68 million afghanis have been executed in northern Samangan province.

Rural Rehabilitation and Development Director Abdulrab Hakimi , told Pajhwok Afghan News the projects were completed in nine villages of Khoram Sarbagh district by the ministry concerned. Ten percent of funds were paid by residents.

He said the projects included the construction of five irrigation dams, canal protective wall of about 589 meters, reconstructioninfo-icon of irrigation canals and two ponds for agricultural land.

Meanwhile, Qari Abadullah Mujahid, administrative chief of Khoram Sarbagh, said canals in nine villages had been destroyed by floods last years. Farmers faced problems in irrigating their lands.

He added with the implementation of these schemes the agricultural problem affecting 5,800 acres of land and gardens had been be resolved and about 8,000 families would benefit from them.

According to him, work on these projects was completed in 18 months through public development councils. The projects provided work opportunities for 38,000 people for a day.

Residents of the villages are happy with the schemes. One of them, Mohammad Ayub, resident of Khaderyan, hailed the completion of the 305-metre-long canal. He said the problem of irrigation water had been resolved in their area.

Meanwhile, the RRD director said work on six infrastructure projects costing more than 18 million afghanis was underway in five villages of the district.

The projects include the construction of two bridges, each 10 metres long, 630 metres of retaining walls and a waterhead.

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