TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Work on a canal project worth $350,000 has been launched in Taloqan, the capital of northern Takhar province.
Governor Maulvi Abdullah Qarluq, in a meeting on the construction of the canal, said the project would create jobs for thousands of people.
“People harvest their crops once a year due to irrigation water scarcity. But after the construction of the canal, farmers will be able to collect two harvests annually,” he said.
Sibghatullah Nazari, the rural rehabilitation director, said the project costing $350,000 and would be completed in a year. Three thousand workers would engage in the construction of the canal.
The canal would irrigate 2020 acres of agricultural land, the director informed.
Abdul Wudood, a farmer, told Pajhwok Afghan News they were faced with irrigation problems that would be resolved once the project was executed.
A few days ago, two other canals worth 80m afghanis were put into service in the province.